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Rays 'close' to getting Milton Bradley from Cubs

Dec 10, 2009, 2:50 PM EDT

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Cubs “are close to trading Milton Bradley” and “all indications are that he’ll be going to Tampa Bay.” Bradley has been linked to the Rays for quite a while now, with rumors swirling around various versions of a potential Bradley-for-Pat Burrell swap of unwanted contracts.
It’s unclear whether Burrell is actually involved at this point, but presumably the Rays would need to shed his contract before bringing in Bradley. Nightengale also notes that the Cubs will “try to sign either Mike Cameron or Marlon Byrd” once they trade Bradley. Cameron or Byrd in center field with Alfonso Soriano in one outfield corner and a Burrell-Kosuke Fukudome platoon in the other would make some sense.

  1. BERNI SWANSON - Dec 10, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    WHERE IS BRADLEY GOING NEXT – HIS ATTITUDE HAS AND ALWAYS A VERY
    NEGATIVE TOWARDS MANAGEMENT AND COACHES IN ALL TEAMS HE HAS PLAYED
    FOR – HE IS A LOSER AND SHOULD RETIRE

  2. Steve - Dec 10, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Yes he should, as soon as you learn english

  3. Old Gator - Dec 10, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    So this superstar-manque who is about as stable as the Reelfoot Rift Zone is going to play in the Tropicana Tomb, that hideous gray tumulus often mistaken for a hyperpineal Morlock dome rising astride I-275 in what passes for a “downtown” St. Petersburg. I do hope that he’s more disciplined about taking his tranquilizers than John Forbes Nash Jr. was, or that godawful place is going to drive him completely around the bend. Of course, it mike take a while for the Tampa Bay area sportswriters to tell the difference between Milton Bradley in his usual frame of mind, hanging below the edge, and Milton Bradley with the daisy he’s clutching finally torn loose. I give it until May – but then, I am often accused of being too generous.

  4. stumpknocker - Dec 10, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Can’t wait to see how Maddon platoons miltie. That should go over big.

  5. AJ Gallo - Dec 10, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    Wherever Milton Bradley goes, a “plague” follows.

  6. BATMANChicago - Dec 10, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    Don’t go away mad Milty, just go away!!! And take your Momma with you to. Maybe she can do the speakin’ for you down in Tampa just like she took over here in the Windy City. Perhaps they could use the extra breeze down there.

  7. Jen - Dec 10, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Tampa can acquire him and then as soon as he opens his mouth, stick him in Triple-A..

  8. doug - Dec 10, 2009 at 10:14 PM

    best comment ive read in a long time

  9. Deese Knuts - Dec 11, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Who cares- they’re all loser players. I didn’t understand why the Cubs signed Bradley or the Rays signed Burrell in the first place.

  10. Rays fan - Dec 11, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    NOOOOOOO!!!! Don’t care about Burrell but do NOT bring in Bradley! The damage to the clubhouse far outwieghs any production on the field!

  11. lisa - Dec 15, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Please just get him out of here already!!!

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