Bobby Abreu hits a long fly ball to CF

Mets expect Bobby Abreu back in September

The Mets released Bobby Abreu earlier this month, re-signed him to a minor-league deal this past Friday and expect to bring him back to the big-league club after rosters expand in September, a team official told reporter Adam Rubin (ESPN, Aug. 18).

“Whenever we sign a veteran player to a minor-league deal, we think about the impact he may or may not have on younger players,” Paul DePodesta told Rubin this past weekend. “We certainly believed Bobby could have a positive influence in addition to his on-field performance.”

Rubin says Abreu has expressed interest in being a hitting coach after his playing days are over.

“As far as I know, there haven’t been promises made about the future, playing or otherwise, but we’re always on the lookout for guys who can continue to have an impact in uniform beyond their playing days,” DePodesta said.

Abreu, who has 2,466 career hits, hit only .238 with one home run and 14 RBI in 122 at-bats with the Mets earlier this season.




71 comments
Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Well, he is the missing piece to our offensive juggernaut.

How does this add value for 2015?

cba62
cba62

While your at why not re-incarnate whats left of the 55 Dodgers.  Most of them are gone now but I think Don Newcombe is still with us and at 88 he was a great pitcher who I think could now still out hit anyone on our starting line-up.

cyjabeli
cyjabeli

We must be helping him with his pension

Todd David Ferrell
Todd David Ferrell

Just make him a coach...what use is he on the field. We all want to see the kids play. Sometimes.. no most of the time I don't get this team

Mike Ciavolino
Mike Ciavolino

Great. You can just size the Championship rings for their fingers now.

lholztrio
lholztrio

what possible purpose is served by bringing Abreu back in Sept.?

1harris1
1harris1

Next we'll hear that they're signing CY to play with Vegas, and he'll be back in September also. Nothing but comedy these days with this front office.

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

Its a very good move to make him a hitting coach for 2015. 

Bobby knows hitting better than Lamar and the young Hispanic players will pay attention (JLAG, FLORES, RUBEN). 


The Mets don't have that many players left in minors that are ready to  play in Sept that Bobby is blocking one of them. 

Mets fan are frustrated more than ever right now and will simply put this down as dumb move but it is not. 

Sun
Sun

Why? Was Oscar Gamble or Julio Franco unavailable?

Anthony Gaetano DeCesare
Anthony Gaetano DeCesare

you know early in the season one Chris Young was playing like garbage it would have been nice to play abreu everyday for a while to see if this man had anything left to make him play everyday now makes you look really stupid

gts41
gts41

What's the bfd he's washed up hanging on for a couple Sept pinch hitting spots. Bobby retire already!! Sheesh

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Well his playing days are over, so are they bringing him up as a coach?  Honestly this really doesn't matter.  The Mets have plenty of guys to showcase and take a look at that are currently on the roster.  If Abreu gets the occasional pinch hit here and there than big deal.  If Terry starts him once over the younger guys then he should be fired immediately.  

saveme
saveme

The team is run by schmucks from the owners down to the manager.  The owners are liars......the GM is happy collecting a paycheck and won't tell the owners they're full of $hit.   The Manager is clueless....he treats his team the same way an ordinary guy manages 10 yr olds...."everybody has to play".  This is the reason Flores sits the game after he gets a two run hit.  "I have to get Ruben some AB' s".......question, WHY????  Especially after Flores has a good game???  REALLY???  I no longer have a will to argue with my Spankees fans friends.  Everytime I try to make a point they pull some $hit like resigning Abreu.   I GIVE UP!!!!!!

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

DePodesta seems to only care about adding players who are beyond their playing days.... Now, that is a telling statement about how the front office works.

archer41
archer41

This team is simply ridiculous. 

Mont5
Mont5

You have got to be kidding me. Why or why will the Mets bring Abreu up.

jojo218
jojo218

at this point abrue would be our best hitter lol

owlnut
owlnut

Why? He was let go so let him go. He'll play, again, and the kids will sit, again.

Blanca Recinos
Blanca Recinos

This year Abreu has Tejada numbers, and next year he will be older and fatter.

shawnp6986
shawnp6986

Bobby our 2015 hitting coach,he sure knows a thing or two about hitting,not for nothing but the man has had a great offensive career,I would have no issues with this.

While their at it let's get Bobby O as our pitching coach for 2015,think he loves his coushy SNY job better though.

Matt Drucker
Matt Drucker

Ladies and gentlemen your starting LF next yr. Bobby Abreu

Antistuff
Antistuff

HAHAHA MEANINGFUL GAMES THEY SAID. THEY MEANT BOBBY ABREU

Blanca Recinos
Blanca Recinos

It will be 60 to 65 million so they want Abreu back in 2015.

Blanca Recinos
Blanca Recinos

The Mets PLAYER PAYROLL this year was down dramatically down again this year at 76 million. Next year it will

Leif Granlind
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Marc Seldin
Marc Seldin

Why was he released in the first place, only to be re-signed?

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

So it is now a player's job to make young kids motivated...not...you know, the manager or coaches?

Blanca Recinos
Blanca Recinos

Mets have the EXACT same record now that they had in 2012 and 2013 after 122 games!!!!!!

ריקרדו רובלס
ריקרדו רובלס

Awesome !!! We will win the division for sure now !! 30 game winning streak here we come!!

Doubleday
Doubleday

Make Bobby the hitting coach, and you're on to something.

robby
robby

Might as well rehire Chris Young  lol

robby
robby

Seasons over why bring him up?  Oh yes to annoy fans even more

lholztrio
lholztrio

incompetent schmucks are running this team

1harris1
1harris1

It's not that it's "dumb", it just serves no purpose. He can't play anymore. If they want to make him a coach, offer him a job in the organization, and tell him he doesn't need to make a decision until sometime after the season.

As for Ruben "paying attention" to Abreu as a hitting coach, well ....

golflady7
golflady7

One less on bench..takes a spot of a younger 40 man roster player deserving of a show case!

saveme
saveme

@Chad Michael Dude, you can bet your last dollar he's going to start Abreu at least two - three games cause "he needs to stay fresh"

mesmo
mesmo

Did the rest of the team benefit from his experience during his earlier stint by hitting better? No. What makes you think he would make a good coach or (shudder) managerial replacement? Bobby was Dave Hudgens boy and when DH left, BA had nobody in his corner. The sun has set. Time to leave gracefully.

mesmo
mesmo

Based on what, exactly? The team continued to be an offensive black hole when Bobby was playing. The only offensive burst came AFTER he was DFAd.

A new manager would want yo pick his own coaches anyway. The coaching staff at AAA would be better as it seems to get results.

Eric Ohlson
Eric Ohlson

Ya know, I think that may be what this is all about. Otherwise, it just doesn't make any sense, especially after he was DFA'd. They may have been fearful some other team would hire him.