Angels outfielder Bobby Abreu is putting together a solid season for the Angels, hitting .296 with a .392 on-base percentage. Abreu has become an instant leader in the Angels clubhouse, and the younger players are playing noticeably better baseball. Because of the success the Angels have had this season, Abreu wants to be an Angel in 2010.
"Things are going good here, the chemistry of the team is outstanding -- I definitely want to come back," Abreu said. "I think people are going to appreciate the things I do more after showing another year of consistency."
Abreu signed a one year deal worth 5 million dollars this past offseason. Abreu is hitting only .269 since the All-Star break, but is still drawing walks and giving guys around him opportunities to drive in runs. Abreu will be 36 in Spring Training next season, so a one year deal worth 8-9 million dollars seems reasonable. They could always include reachable incentives that could kick in a second year if he can continue to play well.