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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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    a 2 year contract with an automatic third year performance-based option, much like the Indians did with Kerry, would perhaps get him signed and I think it is worth it.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    With a young, impressionable clubhouse, is he worth the potential headache?
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    I'd love to see them sign Bradley. Really. But how long a leash would the Reds faithful give him? How about the media, led by Franchester of Carolina? You know, Milton doesn't smile much. Things could go sour in a hurry.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    With a young, impressionable clubhouse, is he worth the potential headache?
    Supposedly he is not a problem in the clubhouse or a bad guy. He just has a short fuse when out on the field. It could go well with Dusty(known for being a "players manager").

    BTW, just put him and Franchester in a locked room if the criticism gets a little harsh.
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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    This is the last guy they need.


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