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    The Milton Bradley Thread

    This is news to me, so take it with the proverbial grain of salt.

    From MLBTradeRumors:

    Milton Bradley is weighing his options with the Cubs and Rays. Joe Maddon and the Rays may be a better fit than Lou Piniella and the Cubs. And spending time at DH would allow him to "protect his oft-injured body." But will the Rays meet Bradley's asking price when they can turn to Bobby Abreu, Jason Giambi, Garret Anderson, or Pat Burrell instead?

    Rosenthal adds that the Reds, Angels, and Nationals are also interested in Bradley.

    That would be very interesting to say the least.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    if the Reds wanted to role the dice on a 1-year contract and hope he stays healthy I have no problem with that. Certainly better than some of the other options being tossed around.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    I'd love to have Bradley on a one or two year deal. He's got a problem staying healthy but the guy can hit. I doubt if he'll ever OPS 1.000 again but he's a solid bet to get on base at a .370 clip and hit for some power. Of course I'd sign a backup like Gross or Gomes just in case of injury.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Sign him cheap and have a backup plan.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Sign him cheap and have a backup plan.
    they don't have to sign him cheap because they have some $$$ to play with ... just limit the contract to one year. A backup plan really isn't all that important. For the Reds to compete in 2009 and make up that huge run differential they are going to have to roll the dice and get extrememly lucky. If Bradley doesn't pan out having a backup plan isn't going to matter.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    No thanks. Maybe if he wasn't always injured or a headcase, but not both.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    they don't have to sign him cheap because they have some $$$ to play with ... just limit the contract to one year.
    He'll get 2 years, likely more, from someone else. A one-year offer has no chance.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    He'll get 2 years, likely more, from someone else. A one-year offer has no chance.
    then so be it. Bradley plays somewhere else ... go break a leg.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    He'll get 2 years, likely more, from someone else. A one-year offer has no chance.
    Milton rejected a 1 year offer from Texas. He is looking for a multiyear deal, but 2 years with a option for a third might be enough.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    He'll get 2 years, likely more, from someone else. A one-year offer has no chance.
    Yes, I wouldn't mind giving him a one year deal, but he's not going to agree to that.

    Ibanez just got 3 years at 30 million (or something like that). Bradley should easily be able to top that.

    Would you guys give Bradley 3 years, 36 million? Because I think that's the minimum it would take to get the conversation started. He's going to want to cash in and get some respect after all the bouncing around he's had to do in his career.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    Yes, I wouldn't mind giving him a one year deal, but he's not going to agree to that.

    Ibanez just got 3 years at 30 million (or something like that). Bradley should easily be able to top that.

    Would you guys give Bradley 3 years, 36 million? Because I think that's the minimum it would take to get the conversation started. He's going to want to cash in and get some respect after all the bouncing around he's had to do in his career.
    I'd give him 3/36 in a second.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    Yes, I wouldn't mind giving him a one year deal, but he's not going to agree to that.

    Ibanez just got 3 years at 30 million (or something like that). Bradley should easily be able to top that.

    Would you guys give Bradley 3 years, 36 million? Because I think that's the minimum it would take to get the conversation started. He's going to want to cash in and get some respect after all the bouncing around he's had to do in his career.
    If Jocketty has done his homework and thinks it would work, my max would be 2yrs/$20M with a $12M optionon on a 3rd yr and a $1M buyout

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    I think it would be a decent signing.

    Dusty would give Bradley the vet love that he craves.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Dude can hit.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    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.


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