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Jose Abreu Promised He Isn't Going Anywhere

So, it looks like Jose Abreu went right to the the Chicago White Sox owner, Jerry Reinsdorf, about staying in Chicago.
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So, it looks like Jose Abreu went right to the Chicago White Sox owner, Jerry Reinsdorf, about staying in Chicago. It's been no secret all year that Jose wants to be part of this South Side team for years to come.

The fact Jose went to the media with this cannot sit well with GM Rick Hahn. It seems like he may have gone over his head and used this promise as leverage. We all know here that Jerry is a loyal guy, sometimes to a fault. But Abreu has been a model of consistency since his White Sox career began in 2014.

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YearAgeTmLgGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSOPS+TBGDPHBPSHSFIBBPosAwards

2014

27

CHW

AL

145

622

556

80

176

35

2

36

107

3

1

51

131

.317

.383

.581

.964

173

323

14

11

0

4

15

*3D

AS,MVP-4,RoY-1,SS

2015

28

CHW

AL

154

668

613

88

178

34

3

30

101

0

0

39

140

.290

.347

.502

.850

135

308

16

15

0

1

11

*3D

MVP-21

2016

29

CHW

AL

159

695

624

67

183

32

1

25

100

0

2

47

125

.293

.353

.468

.820

124

292

21

15

0

9

7

*3/D

2017

30

CHW

AL

156

675

621

95

189

43

6

33

102

3

0

35

119

.304

.354

.552

.906

141

343

21

15

0

4

6

*3D

MVP-14

2018

31

CHW

AL

128

553

499

68

132

36

1

22

78

2

0

37

109

.265

.325

.473

.798

117

236

14

11

0

6

7

*3D

AS,SS

2019

32

CHW

AL

125

541

503

64

139

28

0

28

96

2

2

26

119

.276

.316

.499

.815

113

251

18

6

0

6

3

*3D

AS

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If Jose wants to be here, why not keep him? Andrew Vaughn will not be ready by 2020 and Zack Collins has struggled during his stints with the big league club. Rick Hahn surely doesn't want to see Jose walk for nothing.. right? I'm assuming that's why he didn't trade him before the deadline.

One thing is for sure, Jose says Jerry made a promise. By telling the media, it truly puts the ball in the White Sox playing field. If they don't re-sign him after this, it makes the franchise look unloyal to its players and I'm sure the White Sox don't want to do that considering they want to draw in effective MLB players.

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