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 SI.com “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.