Lovable and well-liked former Yankee basher Bobby Abreu is close to a deal with the Los Angeles Angels, Ken Rosenthal reports.

Abreu is a victim of the economy this year. Any other year he might have gotten a 2-3 year deal worth more than 30 million, but he’s most likely to get a 1-2 year deal at around $8 million per.

I have nothing but praise for Abreu. He did his job in pinstripes, and I’m sorry that it didn’t translate into a ring for his finger…