Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Red Sox Were $5M Short Of Signing Jose Abreu

(Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
Ah, what might have been! According to Scott Lauber of The Boston Herald, the Red Sox fell 'just' $5 million shy of landing new mega-star Jose Abreu. The White Sox slugger—who escaped Fidel Castro's Prison Island—inked a six-year, $68 million deal with Chicago. The 27-year old currently has 27 HRs and 69 RBIs in his rookie campaign. Did we mention he's leading the league in slugging (.611)? Reportedly, the Red Sox planned to play Abreu at third—keeping Mike Napoli at first. As one team wag said, "We would have figured out a spot for 27 home runs." Ya think?