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Milton Bradley DFAed

Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:21 pm

Rotoworld wrote:Athletics designated outfielder Milton Bradley for assignment.

Bradley had to have done something to really upset management and/or his teammates. Sure, the club was at least a little frustrated about his frequent injuries, but he was playing pretty well when he was able to take the field, batting .292/.373/.446 in 65 at-bats. Maybe the A's will be able to trade him for some relief help, though he'll have little value left now that the team has to move him. The Padres, Cardinals, Marlins, White Sox, Astros, Rangers, Braves, Yankees, Orioles and Mets are some of the possible contenders that could use him, and since he's making just $4 million and is a free agent at season's end, it wouldn't be a huge risk to bring him in.
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Re: Milton Bradley DFAed

Postby Drunken Rhino » Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:26 pm

WOW! 8-) 8-) Didn't see that coming. My guess is he ends up on the Padres where he'll put up similar #s to Cameron when he's not on the DL.
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Re: Milton Bradley DFAed

Postby dooz » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:08 pm

WOW!

As an A's fan that lives just miles from the park, I didnt see this coming.

What the ef?
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Re: Milton Bradley DFAed

Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:28 pm

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Re: Milton Bradley DFAed

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:23 pm

Another head scratcher from Billy Beane. Hopefully this turns into something good for the A's. I'm way curious to see how this ends up. I know he's been on the DL, but how often does a team DFA one of their only bats.
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Re: Milton Bradley DFAed

Postby IllinoisBandit » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:47 pm

Wah? Surely they feel he's tradeable and needed room on the roster.
But this really makes no sense to me.
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Re: Milton Bradley DFAed

Postby Sp_Da_Man » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:47 pm

Maybe the A's figured this was the only way to trade him. "Force" a trade basically & hope one team makes an offer.
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Re: Milton Bradley DFAed

Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:03 pm

Rotoworld wrote: Milton Bradley was designated for assignment Thursday after expressing his discontent Tuesday that the A's waited a couple of extra days to activate him from the DL.

The A's apparently didn't think Bradley would respond well to sitting two or three times per week to accomodate their crowded outfield and decided to act now rather than wait for any further blowups. The A's have until the end of the month to trade Bradley after dropping him from the roster. If they can't find a deal, he can decline a minor league assignment and become a free agent. Expect a trade to get done.
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Re: Milton Bradley DFAed

Postby fbc_fan » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:08 pm

if healthy, i'd rather have bradley in the OF than stewart. besides, couldn't they just trade kotsay or something. the two are reasonably comparable defensively in CF and bradley is the better hitter, though more injury prone. gross. :P
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Re: Milton Bradley DFAed

Postby swyck » Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:36 am

Didn't ....see it ....coming? 8-)

You can't be serious.
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