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    Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    A very interesting idea is being reported by Ken Rosenthal: a three-way deal, with Milton Bradley going to the Blue Jays, Luis Castillo to the Cubs, and Lyle Overbay to the Mets. Rosenthal said "The teams indeed have discussed the framework of such a deal, though not in direct fashion, according to major-league sources."
    Breaking it down, the trade makes the most sense for the Mets, who would clear second base for long-coveted Orlando Hudson, a free agent. Overbay has also mashed righties for his entire career - .847 OPS career, .905 in 2009 - and could be paired with Daniel Murphy or Nick Evans for a high-reward platoon.
    Castillo does block the movement of Ryan Theriot to second base when Starlin Castro arrives, but adding Castillo's on-base percentage would be a boon to the top of Chicago's lineup.
    As for the Blue Jays, the deal would open up first base for Adam Lind, with Bradley slotting in as designated hitter. The question is: Overbay slugged .466 in 2009, while Bradley slugged just .397 - so is this an upgrade?



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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    Trade him for a popcorn vendor.



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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    The financial aspects of any Bradley deal are equally important to who is involved.
    Especially this one for the Cubs.


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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Trade him for a popcorn vendor.
    I agree. It could be for considerations at a later date that are totally forgotten for all I care.......


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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    can we throw soriano for free in there as well?


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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    When's the last time we had a legit 2nd baseman?

    Well...other than Mark DeRosa...never should have traded him...


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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    Ew. I would rather just stick with Baker and Fontenot.



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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    I was just looking on Baseball Reference to try to answer my own question, and I'm looking at the 1998 Roster thinking, "How in the world did we make the playoffs with this roster?"

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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    I like Castillo, and he could be the lead-off hitter that has been missing since Pierre. If they can unload Bradley in the process, so be it. I also wouldn't mind signing Hudson for 2B...



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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    just shoot the bastard



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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    I was just looking on Baseball Reference to try to answer my own question, and I'm looking at the 1998 Roster thinking, "How in the world did we make the playoffs with this roster?"

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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    Morandini! That guy was a stud for about half a season!



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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    Who really want's Bradley? The guy is just trouble.



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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

    Luis Castillo? May as well order the World Series rings and set the parade route!



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    Re: Bradley part of a 3 team trade?

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