According to a report by Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs have discussed framework for a deal with the Blue Jays and Mets involving Milton Bradley. In a scenario described as a “longshot” by Rosenthal, the Mets would receive Lyle Overbay from the Blue Jays, Bradley would end up in Toronto and Luis Castillo would be in end up in Chicago for the next two seasons.
Updated – 9:26pm CST – According to Bruce Levine, the report from Ken Rosenthal has “some validity to it.”
“The teams indeed have discussed the framework of such a deal, though not in direct fashion, according to major league sources. The Cubs spoke to the Mets about Bradley-for-Castillo, while the Mets spoke to the Jays about Bradley-for-Overbay.”
Ken Rosenthal reported the Rays are the team most interested in acquiring Milton Bradley for Pat Burrell … with the Cubs ‘eating’ a majority of the $12 million owed to Bradley in 2011.
The three-team deal does have “some legs, but not much” according to Rosenthal’s sources
Milton Bradley is owed $21 million in the final two years of his contract … while Lyle Overbay is owed $7 million in 2010, the final year of the contract he signed in 2007.
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