Back in September I explored the possibility of bringing Bradley to Toronto, but overall it was too high of a risk for not enough reward in return. Milton Bradley does not fit in the direction of the future of the Blue Jays, as was tweeted by Jordan Bastian:
"Jays want young controllable players to build around. Bradley, with his history and his contract, is not a fit for Toronto."While I completely agree, that was said by Bastian and Alex Anthopoulos. I don't think AA would be crazy enough to want Milton Bradley on this team, however there might be a few others like Paul Beeston and Cito Gaston who are trying to put together a good argument to bring in Bradley.
Make it a Blockbuster Night
Moving on to the first blockbuster of the Winter Meetings - the Yankees upgraded their outfield by acquiring Curtis Granderson from the Tigers in a three team trade. The Yankees gave up Ian Kennedy, Phil Coke and Austin Jackson - notably missing from that list of players? Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes ... don't consider that a coincidence. The Yankees are likely keeping those guys in their back pocket just in case they want to swing a last-minute deal with the Blue Jays for Roy Halladay.
The Bearded Face of Innocence
Speaking of Doc - if you want to think back to a younger, more innocent time in his career, Dave at Go Jays Go got his hands on this picture of a fresh-faced, brace-clad Roy Halladay on draft day 1995. It almost brings a tear to your eye to think back to then and realize that just 14 years later, he would be leaving us. Oh, and don't worry ... we've already started creating the playlist.