San Diego Padres fans fired up over report that first baseman Jose Abreu is team's top priority this off-season

Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox

The San Diego Padres are interested in slugging first baseman Jose Abreu. The team has an opening at designated hitter and first base, and they think Abreu would be the perfect fit. Signing Abreu this off-season is a top priority for the team.

San Diego is looking for some power in the middle of their order. The former 2020 AL MVP is starting to age, but he's still putting up impressive numbers. Jose Abreu hit .304 last season with 15 home runs. He was one of the only bright spots for the Chicago White Sox in 2022.

Sources: Free agent José Abreu has spoken with #Padres officials this month. Abreu is a top priority for the Padres, who are seeking middle-of-the-order power and have an opening at the DH/1B spot. @MLBNetwork @MLB

The Padres' first base and designated hitter options are all free agents. Wil Myers, Josh Bell, and Brandon Drury aren't expected to re-sign. The team thinks the best replacement is Jose Abreu.

Fans are ecstatic to hear that the team is interested in Abreu. They think he's a great player for his value. He's entering his age-36 season and won't require that lengthy of a commitment. They believe the team could get him relatively cheap.

"This would be great. The National League is perfect for him"
This would be great. The National League is perfect for him.…
"Omg Please!"
@jonmorosi @MLBNetwork @MLB Omg please!
@jonmorosi @MLBNetwork @MLB great clubhouse guy too 😂
@jonmorosi @michaelschwab13 @MLBNetwork @MLB They’ll have Tatis, Machado, Soto, he just has to be better than Wil Myers & Josh Bell.
@jonmorosi @MLBNetwork @MLB Oh man if padres get abreu!! That’s gonna be best lineup in league
@jonmorosi @MLBNetwork @MLB Sign him before he goes to another team
@timber7112 @leisurefriar @TonyGwynn338 @jonmorosi @MLBNetwork @MLB Abreu will be fine, the whitesox had the worst hitting coach in the history of baseball last season. Everyone on teams hr numbers were down
@jonmorosi @MLBNetwork @MLB Get it done AJ
I like this fit for my dude Jose. Would be happy for him if he landed in San Diego.…

San Diego Padres fans are ready for the team to get this deal done. They want the team to sign him as soon as possible before another team comes in and sweeps him up. Fans believe if the team acquires Abreu, they'll have the best lineup in the league.

Jose Abreu was a fan-favorite for the White Sox. It was tough on the fans to see the team ready to move on from him. If San Diego does sign him, expect some White Sox fans to have a new favorite National League team.

The San Diego Padres are ready to dominate in 2023

Championship Series - San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies - Game 4
Championship Series - San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies - Game 4

The San Diego Padres had an impressive season in 2022, especially considering everything that they went through. After Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended for the season, things seemed dark in San Diego. They weren't expected to reach the NLCS.

Players have stepped up tremendously for the organization. Manny Machado put the team on his back. Kim Ha-Seong stepped up and was a surprisingly good replacement for Tatis.

They'll have Tatis Jr. back in 2023, and they're upgrading their roster in the off-season. They should be a better team than they were in 2022. It wouldn't shock me if they were an early contender to win the World Series.

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