Milton Bradley could be back with the Cubs in 2010, reports Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. In a session with reporters in which he characterized this season as "disappointing", GM Jim Hendry left open the possibility of the troubled outfielder staying put this winter:
"You deal with the cards you have now," Hendry said. "Right now, he's
still a member of the Cubs...Until people come or go, you have to play the cards you have
Recently, it has been reported that the Padres could reunite with the 31-year-old. The Royals and Rangers, on the other hand, are not interested in dealing for Bradley. In a radio interview, Lou Piniella hinted that Bradley would don another uniform next season.
Bradley is owed $21MM over the next two years and the Cubs would likely have to swallow a portion of his contract in a trade. Does it make more sense for the Cubs to try and iron things out with the right fielder who is only one year removed from back-to-back ~1.000 OPS seasons, or is he simply not worth the trouble? Let's hear your thoughts in the comments section.