Posts tagged with: Milton Bradley

Milton Bradley Is Just A Little Bit Angry

What would an off-season be without Milton Bradley causing a little bit of a stir?  Probably a peaceful one, but who cares?  Milton is apparently a little bit miffed at the treatment he received from the Texas Rangers in negotiations this winter.  Although he had the best season of his career last year, he was only healthy enough to appear in 126 games.  According to his comments in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Milton thinks that’s all fine and good:

“My agent was saying that Jon Daniels was telling him, ‘There are days when he doesn’t want to play because of his health.’  Well, you can get a healthy guy to go out there and play 162 games, but he won’t do what I did in 120.”

He has a point, but it’s easy to understand the Rangers’ decision to pass on the free agent considering his sketchy track record.  Bradley signed a three-year $30 million deal with the Chicago Cubs in January.  It could be a good fit for the temperamental outfielder, as the only person in baseball with a shorter fuse is Cubs’ manager Lou Pinella.  (Hat-Tip MLBTradeRumors)


MLB: Bradley, Pavano, and Giambi News

It’s hard to find good footage of Milton Bradley losing his temper.  I swear I’ve seen clips of him throwing bats on the field a dozen times.  I did manage to find this clip from the worst sports-talk show of all-time though.  Is that co-host conscious of that fact that he’s wearing a fucking do-rag on his head?

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Bradley is a Cub now, to the sweet tune of a three-year and $30 million deal.  Not bad for an eight year veteran with only ONE 420 at-bat season to his credit.

Other Free Agency Tidbits:

The Cleveland Indians have come to terms with pitcher Carl Pavano according to Jerry Crasnick.  No terms of the deal were released, but I bet it’s a far-cry from the four-year, $39 million contract he signed with New York in December 2004.  Still, this could turn out to be one of the better bargains of the off-season.

ESPN’s Buster Olney has word that the Oakland A’s are on the verge of signing Jason Giambi.

That just about rules out every player on my Blue Jays wish-list.  Fuck.