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8 responses to “Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: To the Giants for Aaron Rowand?”

  1. Aisle 424

    I can’t tell you how much I hate this idea. If it is possible, Rowand is more overrated than Mark DeRosa, and would anyone seriously pay Mark DeRosa $40 million over the next 3 years? That’s what Rowand is going to to cost for production that isn’t out of the realm of possibility from any combination of the AAA brigade the Cubs already have in Fuld/Fox/Baker that would cost less than $1.5 million next year (combined).

  2. Scarey

    Did you know?

    Aaron Rowand has a -24 plus/minus as a center fielder between the years of 2006-2008? That’s good for 4th worst in all of MLB!

  3. Lok

    I’d take him. At least he’s not a head-case freak who thinks the organization is out to get him. Sorry, but Bradley could die in a car wreck and I wouldn’t lose any sleep. And before he cites me as being racist like the rest of Chicago’s fans (his words…), he brought this on himself by his actions this year.

    Also, I have yet to see Rowand throw the ball into the stands with two outs. I lived in Philly when he played there. He was a class act who played hard every play. I can’t say the same for Bradley.

  4. Butcher

    Big fat pass on Rowand.

  5. Gcheezpuff

    If the cubs can pick up a descent prospect or cash to even out the contract $$ differences I think this should be a no brainer for Hendry. The Cubs lack a center fielder, but have plenty of guys capable of playing a corner OF spot and already have the money committed to Bradley. Bradley definitely isn’t coming back and you’re gonna have to eat most of the contract if you send him anywhere else and most likely aren’t gonna get much in return. At least with the return of Rowand you fill a much needed spot in CF and can move Fukudome back to RF. You’ll end up with some descent defense in OF and rid yourself of Bradley and basically spend the same money as long as it is worked into the trade.