I'm on board with the signing. Sure, it's a risk, but it's one worth taking.
A friend of mine asked me yesterday why the Sox don't just sign a cheaper veteran stopgap. Well, who would you be stopping the gap for? You could sign Morales for a year or two, or even bring back Konerko, and then you still wouldn't have a first baseman after that. There's nobody in the system at that position. If the Sox believe Abreu is the long-term answer, and apparently they do, then you go get him.
JB's attendance record:
2004: 14-5; 2005: 16-8; 2006: 19-10; 2007: 8-12; 2008: 15-7; 2009: 6-13; 2010: 12-11; 2011: 9-8; 2012: 11-7; 2013: 8-9; 2014: 5-8; Total: 123-98.
Next game: Sept. 13 vs. Minnesota
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