Ultimately, Cleveland fell short in the bidding for Abreu, as the Houston Astros swooped in and signed him to a three-year, $60 million contract.
Understandably, Guardians fans are a little frustrated that the team did not land the veteran slugger.
However, the Guardians will now have to pivot to other impact bats on the market.
On Twitter, one Guardians fan described Abreu as a potential missing piece and expressed disappointment in the fact that the team was unable to land him.
Dolans fumbled the bag smh I know we were never going to pay more than the Stros but this could’ve been the missing piece
— CLB Air Jullian ⁶ 𓅓🦂♏️ (@JDCruz1025) November 28, 2022
Fan Reacts To Abreu News
Somebody like Abreu could have given the Guardians a huge edge in the American League Central, while also sticking it to the White Sox and their fans.
The fan makes a good point, that the Guardians were likely never going to outbid the Astros for the 35-year-old.
Still, somebody like him could have been the missing piece that put them over the top in the Central.
But the fact that the Guardians were in on the Abreu sweepstakes shows that they do plan on trying to add some pieces and make improvements in 2023.
The Guardians reached the ALDS, but fell short against the New York Yankees in five games.