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Cubs still trying to say bye-bye to Bradley

Another scoop fromWill Carroll of Baseball Prospectus:

Cubs signing of Mike Cameron is waiting on deal of Milton Bradley, which has been “imminent” for about 72 hours.

This echoes what Gordon Wittenmeyer of theSun-Times wrote yesterday. In turn, this morning, Jon Heyman of “tweeted” that the Rays and Cubs were “not close”on the long-rumored Milton Bradley-for-Pat Burrell trade. Apparently the three-way option of Luis Castillo from the Mets is “not helping things.”

We’ve seen the Mets and Cubs linked together throughout this process as they look for a third partner. It’s pretty hard to see Burrell as a great return for New York considering he’s a pretty bad left fielder, hasn’t played first base since 2000, and only hits home runsagainstthe Mets.