Originally Posted by RFS62
Dude can hit.
... from both sides of the plate!
And thankfully, Dude in the past has successfully found his way out to LF (71 times in his career, for those scoring at home). Most noteably, he played 40 games there for the Padres in 2007, which is encouraging.
Discouraging, however, is that he'll be a DH playing LF (this seems familiar for Cincy, no?), but his bat more than justifies his lack of D, IMO.
Also encouraging is that Dude knows how to find 1B without the help of GPS, or a map. .370 OBP for his career, .280 AVG for his career.
So, given he made $5,250,000 in 2008, and $4,000,000 in 2007, what's a good $ for Milton Bradley? $7 Mil? $8 Mil? $9 Mil?
IMO, once Milton Bradley's salary approaches $10 Million a year for more than 2 years, we'll be burning that proverbial pile 'o cash.
But man, it would be fun to watch someone with some fire to him like Milton Bradley.