According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rangers DH Milton Bradley would like to return in ’09. Both sides are interested, but negotiations will wait until after the season.
Bradley feels comfortable in Texas, and that’s led to a massive .314/.441/.579 line in 407 plate appearances. He hasn’t been this healthy since ’04. His OBP ranks first in the AL by a wide margin, and he’s third in SLG.
The 30 year-old Bradley is earning roughly $6MM this year if you include incentives. I imagine he’d want to double that salary in free agency, though he’s pretty hard to value.