Is Bobby Abreu Heading to New York?

back071406 Is Bobby Abreu Heading to New York?

Today, the New York Post reports that both the Mets and Yankees are interested in acquiring Philies slugger Bobby Abreu. But would the all-star outfielder move to Manhattan full-time?

Well, in May 2005, The Observer broke the news that Mr. Abreu had purchased a $3.9 million pied-a-terre at One Beacon Court (where Yankee Johny Damon later moved in).

Here’s what Mr. Abreu’s agent told The Observer at the time:

“Originally, it was for an investment,” said agent Edward Greenberg. “He had some real estate that he’d purchased and rented out, and he wanted to buy something in New York.”

“[Bobby Abreu] likes New York, and he always thought he’d like to have some place in New York after he stops playing,” said Mr. Greenberg.

Hmm…after he stops playing?

- Michael Calderone