The Bulls reportedly only anted up to $11 million per season in negotiations.
Abreu batted .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs.
Anthony would likely need to take a pay cut to join a Chicago team with a championship roster still intact.
Chicago is no longer America’s top sports city, according to a ranking done by the Sporting News.
The Blackhawks’ first Stanley Cup victory in 49 years, combined with all the city’s other offerings in pro- and college sports, have earned Chicago the honor of being named Sporting News’ Best Sports City in America for 2010.