Timing a question on Jose Abreu deal 

October, 18, 2013
Jose Dariel AbreuKazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty ImagesJose Abreu should hit with power, but the timing of the White Sox is peculiar.
I'm not surprised at all that Cuban star Jose Abreu received a huge payday, given this year's free-agent class and the increasingly limited ways for MLB teams to spend their money; he's one of the only potential impact bats available this offseason, and signing him won't cost a draft pick. However, the White Sox are a peculiar fit for him given what else is on their roster and where they are in the success cycle at this point.