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Abreu plots path for 2014 return

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08:03 AM ET 04.17 | Aging players no longer on MLB rosters find themselves there in a number of ways -- such as retiring to great fanfare, fading quietly over time, waiting out a better deal, or rehabbing an injury. Then there's Bobby Abreu, whose career status can be filed under "none of the above." Abreu, a two-time All-Star with 2,437 career hits, still wants to play even though he tried and failed to land a contract over the winter. He plans to take this season off and focus on his business interests as a budding entrepreneur in his native Venezuela, then play winter ball for the Leones del Caracas starting in October as a prelude to a comeback attempt in 2014. "Bobby still thinks he has something left to offer," said Peter Greenberg, Abreu's agent.

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April 17, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Why not - if he can play - then by all means....

April 17, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Unfortunately he can't though. Look at his last few years' stats and you'll see. He's short on funds I'm sure. That's usually the real reason.

April 17, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Maybe he can work in the front office or something?

April 17, 2013  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Unfortunately he can't though. Look at his last few years' stats and you'll see. He's short on funds I'm sure. That's usually the real reason.

Short on funds???? Really??

April 17, 2013  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why not - if he can play - then by all means....

He can't play...he's out of the league

April 17, 2013  09:43 PM ET

Bobby Abreu needs to change his approach towards what type of a job he really wants,,, at this stage he only would be able to land a hitting coach job nothing else!!

April 17, 2013  09:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Maybe he can work in the front office or something?

hitting coach with the slumps teams??toronto?rays?pitsburg?dodgers?angels?the astros?

 
April 17, 2013  10:18 PM ET
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Short on funds???? Really??

Heck yes, short on funds. You don't remember Patrick Ewing saying, "Sure we MAKE alot, but we SPEND alot!" Probably one of the best quotes of all time next to Sprewell when he turned down the Timberwolves $21 million contract extension and said he couldn't sign for that because it wasn't enough to feed his children.

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