Pondering Abreu, Dunn

So we know that the A’s could make a run for free agent shortstop Orlando Cabrera. Now Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe mentions in this story that they could still consider outfielders Adam Dunn and Bobby Abreu. This could get interesting if only because the Angels also are said to be considering Abreu and Dunn. I wonder how much extra incentive there would be for these division rivals to sign one of those guys simply to keep the other team from getting him? Just food for thought, particularly w/the A’s thinking they can make a run at the defending AL West champs. From the A’s perspective, signing either Abreu or Dunn would create an even bigger logjam in their RF/1B/DH mix, and you’d have to think it would spur a follow-up trade of some kind. But with many of the remaining free agents looking like they could be available at bargain prices, anything’s possible, right?

Joe Stiglich