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Abreu should help other Angels in lineup

Updated: February 11, 2009, 6:01 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft, ESPN.com

The Angels might have been disappointed when a frequent October rival, the Yankees, stole free agent Mark Teixeira away from them in December … but they exacted a bit of revenge Wednesday in agreeing to a one-year deal with ex-Yankee Bobby Abreu.

It can hardly be considered a straight-up swap; Teixeira has managed the higher OPS of the two in three of the past four seasons, and is widely considered the better run producer. Abreu, by comparison, is an on-base whiz with the better ...

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