Cubs Might Not Trade Milton Bradley

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 now."

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.


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