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