Try as I might, no amount of statistics, bar charts and line graphs can convince me that someone who plays the game half-heartedly can enter the HOF. If we have to endure another Schmenkman article on Jimmy Poppins contributions to the game and how he stacks up to other HOF shortstops, then a similar article on Bobby Abreu's statistical chances for the Hall can't be far behind. Never mind that Abreu , like Rollins, cared only about who he sees in the mirror, occasionally felt the need to give a little extra for his team and smiled his pearly whites on camera at any opportunity. Signing Bobby Abreu to this team made the Marlon Byrd signing look like the Phillies new YOUTH movement. It was a waste of a roster spot. He belongs in the American League. Abreu was a liability in the outfield 8 years ago. We can only surmise that his speed, agility and apparent allergic reaction to fences and walls have gotten worse with age. It's great that he can hit the cover off the ball. Our outfield was one of the worst, defensively, in a long time. If ever. I'm waiting for the pom-poms to come out for the Abreu fans and anyone else that bleeds Phillies red to grab anything they can to try to make a case for this team having any ability to win. Now, the Phillies will have Rollins AND Abreu to show the young guys how to be a LOAD and how to "GET YOURS" without trying hard. One last item Schmenkman. Please do NOT INCLUDE Gold Gloves in your arguments for Jimmy. Once they gave one to Abreu, they just made that piece of hardware a door-stop.