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Gotta agree with madmike on this one. He IS healthy right now, and he wouldnt cost anything major.

Not sure how the clearing the waiver process works, but I do know that any team can right now make offers to the A's for Bradley because he has been DFA'd. If we dont try to trade for him, I believe the teams with the worst records can scoop him up for nothing once he clears waivers, so likely we wouldnt get the chance to do that - we'd have to trade for him.

Bradley was Designated for Assignment which means they have 10 days to trade him or release him. During this 10 day period, they can put him on waivers where any team can claim him for the salary he is making now.

If only 1 team puts in a claim, his contract is assigned to that club. If more than 1 team in the same league claims him, he is assigned to the club with the worst record. If clubs in both leagues claim him, he goes to the team in the same league (example: cincy puts in a claim, and so do the red sox... he is assigned to the red sox)

If he clears waivers and the A's release him, he is free to be signed by any team and the A's are responsible for the difference between his salary with them and his new contract.

(example: has a $3mil contract with A's... they release him, Yanks sign him for $1 mil, the A's still owe him $2mil)

So the Yanks can wait until he is released and get him for nothing and at a reduced salary, or make a trade giving up a marginal minor leaguer and paying full salary, or hope he is put on waivers and isnt claimed by the 6 AL teams with worse records and pay full salary...

I believe his history of being a troublemaker and overall piece of sh!t overshadows his ability to play baseball. He is the 2007 version of Raul Mondesi. You want that on your ball club???

UPDATE: His contract is for $4million and he is a free agent after this year

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I guess I'd rather have a temporarily injured Milton Bradley than a shot Johnny Damon. Milton at least has a chance to do something positive with his bat. Damon is pathetic this year...he looks old and tired...really broken down.

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What does last year have to do with anything?

Damon is 33, Coco is 27. Damon makes $13 million a season, Coco makes $3.8.

Their offensive numbers are the same, but Coco has a huge edge in CF.

Damon is playing at about 50%.

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Coco's arm > Damon's arm.

Coco throws like a strong, athletic 12-year old girl while Johnny throws like a weak, feeble 12-year old girl.

Plus, Damon had the pigtails to match for the longest time.

By the way, Raul Mondesi's arm > Vlad Guerrero's arm, for whatever that's worth. Raul could throw a strike to homeplate from shallow right while Vlad airmails every other throw!

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Bradley a talented troublemaker- you really want him on your Yankee team?

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Possible Milton Bradley Suitors from MLB Trade Rumors:

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle mentions several potential suitors for Milton Bradley in today's column. She names the Padres and Pirates as possibilities, citing connections to Paul DePodesta and Jim Tracy. Additionally, Slusser quotes Billy Beane in saying that he worked on a Bradley trade within the past three weeks but it fell through.

The Pirates, as a noncontender, really don't need to be picking up impending free agents. There's just no reason for it. They need to give as much playing time to young players as possible.

The Padres, though, make a fine fit. Bradley could help them in all three outfield spots, when healthy. John Perrotto confirms interest from both teams.

Meanwhile, the Mets will apparently pass because of Bradley's baggage. Bradley, though, had a relatively peaceful stay in Oakland.

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Bradley a talented troublemaker- you really want him on your Yankee team?

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This cinches it. Just say "no" to Bradley.

Insane Mike has never been right about anything.

Neither is that other poster (you know, the extremely bitter one) who predicted the Yankees would win the division, be in 1st place by July, and that Jonathan Papelbon's arm would "fall off" by June.

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Guess it doesnt matter sincxe he was traded to KC for crap.

The Royals called off the Milton Bradley deal with the A's after learning that the outfielder suffered an oblique strain in his final game with the club on Tuesday.

The A's reportedly did not know of the injury when they designated Bradley for assignment on Thursday. "The A's were not at fault," Royals GM Dayton Moore said. Perhaps Bradley didn't want to play for the Royals so he made up the injury? If he becomes a free agent, he'll be able to choose his team, something he might find preferable. The Royals agreed to give up Leo Nunez and pay the remainder of Bradley's $4 million salary before the trade fell through.

Source: Royals.mlb.com

Related: Royals

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The Pirates didn't get him because they don't really have a starting OF spot open. And he would continue to raise hell if he wasn't starting.

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The Royals called off the Milton Bradley deal with the A's after learning that the outfielder suffered an oblique strain in his final game with the club on Tuesday.

The A's reportedly did not know of the injury when they designated Bradley for assignment on Thursday. "The A's were not at fault," Royals GM Dayton Moore said. Perhaps Bradley didn't want to play for the Royals so he made up the injury? If he becomes a free agent, he'll be able to choose his team, something he might find preferable. The Royals agreed to give up Leo Nunez and pay the remainder of Bradley's $4 million salary before the trade fell through.

Source: Royals.mlb.com

Related: Royals

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