Who will land Jose Abreu?
August, 12, 2013
By Jim Bowden | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Koji SasaharaJose Abreu is sure to spice up what most thought would be a dull free-agent class.Over the past few years we've seen a trio of Cuban defectors receive big free-agent contracts and subsequently take the league by storm. Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig all came to the majors with a lot of hype, and thus far all have delivered on it.
Enter Jose Dariel Abreu. According to reports, the 26-year-old Cuban slugger has defected. He is reportedly in Haiti now, and he could be up for bidding right around the time free agency gets going in November. Expect a bidding war.