Jim Thome, Edgar Martinez, David Ortiz and Miguel Cabrera were/are all base-cloggers, **** those guys.
After this year, we all know that there is very little excitement with this team. Considering how terrible the first baseman market is this year, they got the best guy. Not only will this generate some excitement, but they get someone to build around.
Getting some actual thunder in our lineup is a must. They didn't have anyone to drive in runs. If Abreu is as advertised, he can consistently knock in more than a 110 runs. As long as they teach him how to lay off a slider, this is worth the risk.