When Jose Abreu signed a six-year, $68 million contract with the White Sox in October 2013, there were many who wondered if he could live up to that kind of contract. Two seasons into his career, the Cuban slugger is looking like a bargain. And with Friday representing his 29th birthday, it's as good a time as any to explain just how special his first two years have been.
• Abreu is one of two players (Albert Pujols is the other) in baseball history to reach 30 homers and 100 RBIs in each of his first two seasons.
Roger Schlueter is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.