Multiple Teams Eyeing Milton Bradley

"Multiple teams are in contact with the Cubs about outfielder Milton Bradley," according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  Rosenthal even quotes one source who said, "You would be shocked at the level of interest."

Rosenthal says the Cubs believe they can trade Bradley without eating the vast majority of his remaining $21MM, and the team's new ownership set a limit for a cash contribution from the Cubs in any trade.  Rosenthal notes that the Cubs could still take back a contract.

Bradley, 32 in April, hit .257/.378/.397 in 473 plate appearances this year.  He logged 915 innings in the outfield, his highest total since 2004.  I suggested yesterday that the Cubs should try to work things out with Bradley, especially with hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo on board.  However, Cubs GM Jim Hendry told MLB.com's Carrie Muskat the Jaramillo hiring had nothing to do with Bradley.

As far as the shocking level of interest in Bradley, we know there's a longshot possibility with the RaysIn a September 26th video, Rosenthal said the Giants, Padres, Rangers, Rays, and Mets "are among the clubs with possible interest."  The Padres seemed open-minded, but that was when Kevin Towers was GM.  The Rangers and Royals appear to be out. 


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