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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Get Jermaine Dye.
    He'd be less of an injury risk but he'd cost quite a bit more.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    There is a reason why guys like Bradley, TO, Moss and others get passed from team to team while mostly producing along the way. They aren't worth it, even when they are producing.
    Moss helped get the Patriots to the Super Bowl. If Bradley gets the Reds win the pennant, I think he's worth it.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    I've heard his nae around alot lately

    I wonder if its not his agents drumming up interest.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    There is a reason why guys like Bradley, TO, Moss and others get passed from team to team while mostly producing along the way. They aren't worth it, even when they are producing.
    I'm not sure you can compare Milton to those two though. Football is the ultimate team sport. Baseball is about as individulaistic a team sport as there is. I doubt Bruce is going to start popping up fastballs down the middle because Milton and Marty got into it the other night. Or Cueto's going to stop missing bats because that freakin' Milton guy didn't laugh at his joke.

    If the Reds have some money to spend, they could do a lot worse than Milton Bradley. I have no problem "putting up" with ~140 OPS+ (his rough average over the last 3 years, something Dunn hasn't even managed during that same time span, though he was much healthier). The real question should be the contract length. I like the idea of 2 years with an option for a third. Seems that'd be just about right until we see if Frazier or Alonso (or whoever) could fill in on a more permanent basis.
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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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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I get them mixed up too. Not sure why.
    Switch-hitting headcases, both of whom have played for the Texas Rangers.

    I can easily see the mix up.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    I'm not sure you can compare Milton to those two though. Football is the ultimate team sport. Baseball is about as individulaistic a team sport as there is. I doubt Bruce is going to start popping up fastballs down the middle because Milton and Marty got into it the other night. Or Cueto's going to stop missing bats because that freakin' Milton guy didn't laugh at his joke.

    If the Reds have some money to spend, they could do a lot worse than Milton Bradley. I have no problem "putting up" with ~140 OPS+ (his rough average over the last 3 years, something Dunn hasn't even managed during that same time span, though he was much healthier). The real question should be the contract length. I like the idea of 2 years with an option for a third. Seems that'd be just about right until we see if Frazier or Alonso (or whoever) could fill in on a more permanent basis.
    There is a reason why MB is on his 7th organization. We can think that OPS is OPS no matter what the situation, but in actuality it doesn't work that way. This isn't strat-o-matic.

    And that lofty OPS+ was put up over seasons of 96, 61 and 126 games. Awesome, it's the second coming of Griffey circa 2003-2005. Now we just need someone to fill in the 200 missed games.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Moss helped get the Patriots to the Super Bowl. If Bradley gets the Reds win the pennant, I think he's worth it.
    Moss also poisoned the Raiders along the way, as if they needed help in that department.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Is there anybody that redszone agrees on?

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

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    Jim Coombs?

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

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    Is there anybody that redszone agrees on?
    We'd all agree that acquiring Albert Pujols would be a good move.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Dude can hit.
    Dude can't field.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    And that lofty OPS+ was put up over seasons of 96, 61 and 126 games. Awesome, it's the second coming of Griffey circa 2003-2005. Now we just need someone to fill in the 200 missed games.
    Yes, it's a risk. But I don't plan on it being a 9 year, $100 million one. He played in 3/4 games last year. He put up stupid good numbers. Sign him for a couple of years. Sure, it could backfire, but it could also very well be that signing that changes this team around and sends us to the playoffs, if not serious contention for said playoffs.

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

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    Valentin's stache?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Reds Rumored to be Interested in Milton Bradley?

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