Take Abreu's sugar with a grain of salt

It's hard to swallow the sugar Bobby Abreu dished about being unconcerned by the trade rumors. But, true or not, it's what the Phillies and their slugger have left to feed on, Jayson Stark writes.

Originally Published: February 21, 2006
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- He isn't Manny Ramirez. He isn't Miguel Tejada. And thanks mostly to those two, Bobby Abreu was never the biggest name bouncing around the Rumor Central honor roll this winter.

But unless a whole lot of other clubs are lying, Abreu's team (the Phillies) tried even harder to trade him than the Red Sox tried to trade Manny. And unless Abreu's friends are lying, the reigning Home Run Derby champ was a lot more steamed about it than he claimed he was after ...

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