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Milton Bradley could be a Ranger again

Nov 2, 2009, 10:25 AM EDT

Not long after saying that there was “no chance” that Milton Bradley would return to Texas, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan changes his tune:

A month ago, it seemed impossible that the Rangers would bring back Bradley. Now there seems some hemming and hawing. The Rangers know that the Cubs are eager to unload Bradley, who has two years and $20 million left on his contract. They know there is a possibility the Cubs could pick up a sizable portion of that contract, a must if the Rangers are going to get involved.

To be honest, the quasi “do over” nature of a deal that sends Bradley back to Texas is probably the best thing that could possibly happen. Both for him and for baseball, because the last thing we need next summer is another battery of Bradley-isn’t-fitting-in stories.

(link via MLB Trade Rumors)

  1. GimmeSomeSteel - Nov 2, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    In the words of Chico Marx, “We canna do a-that. It make-a too much sense.” IIRC Bradley was a “good soldier” with the Rangers in his year there, and he could spend much of his time as a DH.
    The question is–What bad contract do the Rangers have to give the cubs in return?

  2. Shely - Nov 2, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Oh yea this is great. Texas is a big place. Send him there, and perhaps we won’t ever hear of him or from him (or his momma)again. If the Rangers are that stupid, let them take him back.
    Shely

  3. Mark Runsvold - Nov 2, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    As a Seattle fan, I really like the Bradley for Silva idea. Two bad contracts. Two guys with attitude problems. Both make some sense for the other team: the Mariners are perpetually short on guys with on-base ability, and the Cubs have some holes in their rotation.
    I think it’s safe to say the Pacific Northwest is about the least racially-divided region in the country. Seattle fans also aren’t much for antagonizing players. Insofar as it makes any sense to try to predict Bradley’s/any erratic person’s behavior, the Mariners seem like a good fit. Make it happen, Hendry and Zduriencik. Maybe the Ricketts family will want a more … p.r.-friendly acquisition to be their first, but this would make a fine second.

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