Originally Posted by spawn
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.
He's not a prospect, that's my whole point. Did you even read my comment. "It's not like the Sox speculatively signed a prospect like Viciedo." It's not like being a great hitter is the sole providence of major league baseball.
Given that you view Abreu as a prospect you would still applaud Hahn for gambing with a 6 year 68 million dollar deal? If Abreu is a prospect, Hahn should be canned immediately for the signing.