In all honesty, we should listen on offers for Abreu, but man would it be hard for me to move him. The reasons are many & obvious. First & foremost, he’s one of the best hitters in baseball. Trading him instantly creates a huge need in the middle of the lineup. And no, let’s not view Jimenez as somehow being his replacement. The quickest path to contention is to add a couple impact bats in addition to Abreu. Eloy can be one of those, but swapping him for Jose doesn’t move the needle.
Beyond the on-the-field stuff, dude just seems to be a tremendous leader and clubhouse presence. While it gets said repeatedly, his influence on the young LatAm guys is vitally important. And I’m sure I’m in the minority here, but I think his relationship with Moncada is perhaps the one factor that could get him to consider a long-term extension before hitting free agency. Regardless, I truly think there is value in keeping Jose around as an ambassador to the team & brand.
If I felt Abreu was a strong candidate for a sudden drop off in production then I might reconsider, but I don’t believe that to be the case with him. Outside of his insane rookie season, he looks as good as ever, the “wrong side of 30” be damned for all I care.