Originally Posted by TheVulture
I guess it makes sense to doubt that a hitter won't be able to make the same adjustment that clearly inferior hitters were able to make. If the Sox can't distinguish, to the tune of 68 million dollars, between a fully developed hitter who can or cannot hit MLB pitching, then we have serious problems. It's not like they speculatively signed a prospect like Viciedo.
Sorry, but I've seen enough baseball in my lifetime to know there is no such thing as a can't miss prospect or a sure thing. I'm being cautiously optimistic. If you want to throw your full faith into Abreu being one of, if not the best hitter on this team, that's great. I respect your decision. As for me, I'm not going to get overly excited about a player that I know very little about, and would rather see him face MLB pitching before jumping to any conclusions. And even if he is a bust, I will still applaud Hahn for taking the gamble.