Abreu on Abreu
Monday, February 23, 2015 blog post
Entering his second big-league season after an historic rookie year, Jose Abreu met with the media today for the first time this spring. Here are some of the highlights via an interpreter:
* “I cannot say that I will put up the same numbers or better. I just can say that I will try to do the best of me every day and help the team win games. If the numbers are the same as last year, it’s good for me. But my main focus right now is to try to be the best player possible and help the team.”
* “My goal every day is to try to be better in the position and try to be closer to the perfection. I know perfection is not possible, but I always work for that, to be as close to perfection as could be.”
* “I learned how to handle the long season that is the major league season. I’m working on it right now. I’m trying to be in the best shape possible for the season, but not just for the beginning, for the whole season long…I came (here) more fresh. I know that I have to save my bullets or save my energy for the long season and not just throw it out in the first weeks.”
Jose also expressed how happy he is to have Adam LaRoche as a teammate, having heard he is an outstanding player and good person.
Around the Horn
Watch and listen to Adam Eaton, John Danks, Chris Sale, David Robertson and Don Cooper on high expectations, new faces in camp and top prospect Carlos Rodon.
John Legend and the rapper Common, a native South Sider, both have spent time at U.S. Cellular Field. Last night they were awarded an Oscar for the song “Glory” from the movie Selma. Congratulations!
Sox Note of Note
Because of the club’s bench flexibility, Robin has indicated that it’s possible that the Sox will start the season with eight relievers.
Quote of the Day
Food for thought from Jeff Samardzija:
“Listen, I can get (hitters) out without even throwing a pitch.”
Photo of the Day