Snakes Gould wrote:why wtf? bradley has some talent. sure he has a terrible attitude but whats the big deal? he takes playing time from emil brown. is it the end of the world?
It's not the end of the world but what's the point of this deal? Milton Bradley has character problems, and if it can't be contained in a winning and fun loving clubhouse like Oakland, what makes you think he'll be content here in KC? And no, Bradley will NOT be the everyday starter in LF. I know Buddy Bell, he likes shuffling around player...A LOT, so we'll still see plenty of Shane Costa and Emil Brown in the future. I guess I just don't see the point of trading away a useful bullpen arm for half a year of a troublesome player. Maybe if he play well enough we'll get a compensation pick out of this whole deal. But that's about the best case scenario.
and no, I don't care how talented Mr. Bradley is, even if he's completely healthy he isn't a great player. At most a borderline 15/15 guy(which I doubt at this point of his career) with a .280 batting average. Is this an improvement over Emil Brown? Yes! Is this a HUGE improvement over Emil Brown? NO!