I think this is a very good signing. As I have posted quite often lately, a free agent signing hopefully fills a void. A trade may only swap one hole for another. A couple of thoughts on Abreu:
I get a little concerned that it seems like this was a Kenny Williams decision. I hope hahn was 100% with it.
I read where the Red Sox felt he is really a DH not a 1B because he is not that athletic. They figured on putting him on first for a year or two till Ortiz retires. But he is young and some guys develop into decent 1B. Mike Napoli is doing pretty well this ALCS series there.