Jan
06

Abreu in line for real estate disappointment too

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Barring a Mets deal, Bobby Abreu’s days as New York resident are numbered. To that end, Abreu is looking to sell his two-bedroom apartment in One Beacon Court, and Luxist takes a tour of the property. Abreu is asking $7.9 million, but as will be the case when he finally signs with a new team, he won’t get his asking price for the apartment either. No matter though; he’ll turn a profit on his original $3.5-million investment. (Hat tip to Shysterball.)

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  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    I’m sure AJ, CC or Tex are still shopping for apartments.

    • ‘The’ Steve

      I see all 3 of them living in the burbs. Especially AJ, he looks like he wants to go deer hunting with Brett Favre.

      • anonymous

        Of the three AJ is the least likely to live in the suburbs I think.

  • ‘The’ Steve

    Damn, that’s all you get for 8 mil in Manhattan?

    You see the size of the kitchen and bath?

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      He bought it for 3.5, he is just trying to get some profit.

      • ‘The’ Steve

        Damn, that’s all you get for 3.5 mil in Manhattan?

        You see the size of the kitchen and bath?

        • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

          hahahah true.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

          Well, yes and no. It’s a fancy address. Abreu’s paying for a fancy address. You can get bigger/better apartments for less money at different addresses.

          • ‘The’ Steve

            I can only imagine what the monthly maintenance is on that place.

            I guarantee its more than most people’s rent.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

              According to a similar listing in the building, a smaller 2BR carries a monthly maintenance fee of $2036 with real estate taxes at $151/month. It’s good to get paid $16 million a year, eh?

              • Ed

                That maintenance fee sucks, but damn that’s cheap on the taxes. Just about any property in North Jersey has property taxes around $600-$700 a month.

                Any idea what a realistic selling price on these places would be?

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      hahahaha that apartment has alot of walls, Abreu must have been terrified.

      • steve (different one)

        well played.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Comment of the day.

      • pat

        You know why they’re so clean?

      • anonymous

        good boy

      • http://incumbentgm.wordpress.com The Third Yip-Yip

        And they’re not even padded.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Why the fuck is the kitchen so small?

    • ‘The’ Steve

      That’s the custom in Venezuela. A very small kitchen, a very small bath, and a crazy dictator running things.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        That’s the custom in Venezuela The United States. A very small kitchen, a very small bath, and a crazy dictator running things.

        Fixed.

        • ‘The’ Steve

          Damn, and I thought you voted for Obama.

          • gio

            hahaha. good one.

          • http://YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

            Not president yet.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              I’m not talking about Obama.

        • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          Word.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I’m sure Bobby eats out or has everything delivered.

  • steve (different one)

    Bobby is a peeping Tom:

    http://www.luxist.com/gallery/.....c/1253537/

    what’s with that telescope?

    • ‘The’ Steve

      BTW-Notice the utter lack of furniture? When selling a small apartment, they say you should put a minimum amount of furniture in the place, to make it look bigger than it actually is. So its probably even smaller than it looks.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

        It is a 2410-square foot apartment. That’s fairly sizable.

        • http://kenjobba@live.com Old Ranger

          Hell yes, that’s nice size, even for a house. Me thinks, we all are in the wrong businesses.

  • http://asportsaddictneedsdivineintervention.blogspot.com/ E-ROC

    Man, I wish I had that kind of money.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      I wish I had a 1/10 of that money.

  • http://incumbentgm.wordpress.com The Third Yip-Yip

    Damn, I am so glad to live in suburbia. And not in one of those “let’s knock down every house built before 1980 and every tree that looks at us funny to maximize profit” neighborhoods either.

    GO GRASS!!!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      GO GRASS!!!

      I hope this is a double entendre.

      • http://incumbentgm.wordpress.com The Third Yip-Yip

        Oui.

  • http://incumbentgm.wordpress.com The Third Yip-Yip

    “Barring a Mets deal,”

    Omar hasn’t brought in a Latin hitter yet this winter, and he traded Chavez and A. Reyes, so he’s got a net loss of 2. Bobby + Manny evens this out to zero, and then the offseason is an indisputable success.

    I’ll go out on a limb and guess that Bobby gets 2/$15 from somebody, Burrell came at a good price after all.

  • Mike

    If we DID trade Nady, do you think we would even get in on Bobby at this point for like a 1 yr deal?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      What would be the point of signing an outfielder after freeing up space in the outfield?

  • Bo

    If Milton Bradley and Ibanez got 10 mil a yr, Bobby will get the same.

    The Burrell deal won’t be any factor even if the teams will try to make it one.

    • Klemy

      I don’t know. Bobby doesn’t seem to be drawing enough interest to push him to that amount. We shall see!

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