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Abreau

There is something sad about the fact that my first Sox post in forever is actually about the Yankees. I promise you: that is just a coincidence. Most of these posts will be about the Red Sox.

In the meantime, I wanted to share my Abreau theory: as Bobby Abreau goes, so goes the Yankees' offense. It's a good offense when he's struggling, but when he is on, they are an overwhelming force at the plate. He doesn't put up MVP numbers anymore, but his Youk-esque patience wears out pitchers. Patient is much less effective though when you're not hitting. Pitchers are more willing to throw back-to-back fastballs over the plate if they think you won't take them yard. When he's hot, it seems like he gets 10 pitch at bats often, totally spending a pitcher's energy. The pitcher then concedes a walk or hit, looks up through their sweat and sees A-Rod drooling.

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