Originally posted by SFrush:
The giants were just doing their due diligence scouting Abreu. I didn't expect us to land him.
Of course not. Sabean doesnt believe in making high risk/reward signings. He likes to overpay for average regulars.
He will say "The price on Abreu just got a little rich for our taste", and then sign Mike Morse to play LF for 60 mil. Classic Sabean.
I remember back when Vlad Guerrero was a f/a (in his prime), and we were desperate for a bat to protect Bonds, Sabean said it wasnt in our price range to sign him, and then he gets a VERY fair 5/70 deal from the Angels.