Bobby Abreu's place with Angels uncertain as trade talks fizzle

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The 2012 Indians slogan is once again going to be – "What If." If the rumors are true and the team indeed does ink a deal to acquire 38-year-old OF Bobby Abreu, the slogan should simply be:

Late last night several reports had Los Angeles Angels LF Bobby Abreu all but traded to the Indians, but this morning the deal has fallen apart, reports.

When the Indians are giving serious thought to Bobby Abreu, then you know the cast of thousands brought in to duel for left field has been batting very close to zero. Yes, Shelley Duncan is on the team. And Duncan did hit five homers in the first two

Howie Kendrick hit a two-run homer and Bobby Abreu a two-run single in a four-run first against Collmenter. "He got hit hard," said Arizona manager Kirk Gibson, who sounded angry with a reporter's question about the rotation.

They had four runs when Bobby Abreu showed signs of life with a clean two-run single through the middle. It has been a fitful spring for Abreu, who was 4-for-46 entering the game. He expressed his desire for a new home while struggling to find the