A's targeting Bobby Abreu and Garret Anderson

Wow, the A's are pushing hard to land a free agent this winter!

According to Susan Slusser, the A's front office has had preliminary conversations about Abreu and Anderson in case they don't land Giambi.


Abreu is likely to be the most expensive of the three, given his age and his production, but the A's have more money than usual to spend this offseason and they are looking for another bat to put behind major offseason acquisition Matt Holliday. Abreu has driven in 100 RBIs or more seven times, including last season for the Yankees, and he has a career on-base percentage of .405.

The A's are more than familiar with Anderson, who has spent his entire 14-year career with the Angels. He's the all-time franchise leader in RBIs, with 1,292, and his career batting average is .296.

Susan also mentions that although the A's really want to upgrade their shortstop, they are not interested in trading for miguel tejada. :(

So ... what do you guys think about our boys targeting Abreu and Anderson?