The Mets have not reached the postseason since 2006. With the Royals making the playoffs for the first time since 1985, only four teams in the majors currently have longer droughts than the Mets.
In a news conference Friday at Citi Field, the 40-year-old Abreu announced his plans to retire after the season, ending perhaps one of the most underappreciated careers in recent memory.
New York announced that it has designated veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu for assignment. Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Abreu’s roster spot.
After going 3-3 on their homestand, the Mets go back on the road this week to face the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins.
Bobby Abreu went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Bartolo Colon pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning as the New York Mets turned to a pair of 40-somethings to beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Friday night.
Chris Young homered to start New York’s comeback and slumping Curtis Granderson singled in a run as a pinch hitter as Bartolo Colon and the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Thursday.
The 40-year-old Bobby Abreu isn’t known for his defense, which could make for an interesting afternoon at blustery Citi Field.
Outfielder Bobby Abreu will join the Mets on Monday for the opener of a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. His contract has been selected from Triple-A Las Vegas, and Andrew Brown has been optioned.
The Mets have signed outfielder Bobby Abreu to a minor-league contract, the club announced on Monday night. He will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.
If the Mets decide to bring him in, Abreu could sit in wait at Triple-A or serve as a left-handed bat off the bench, WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.
Stuart Cooke is a college baseball player and is presently taking a course on sabermetrics. He is also our By The Numbers guest blogger this week. As you will see, he discusses a pretty exclusive club.
Brian Cashman is pleased by the way the Yankees’ offseason is progressing.
Coming off one of the best starts of his young career, Ivan Nova tries to win his seventh straight decision and help snap the Yankees’ three-game losing streak Wednesday night in the Bronx.
Mariano Rivera stood on the mound, staring at where the ball landed in the seats in right field. Not a scene the great closer or anyone else at Yankee Stadium had seen very often.
Bobby Abreu hit his second homer of the game, a two-out, two-run shot off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels then pulled a trick to trap Curtis Granderson for the final out to beat the Yankees 6-4 Tuesday night.