— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Sunday, April 04, 2004
Los Angeles Dodgers
Acquired OF Milton Bradley from the Cleveland Indians for OF Franklin Gutierrez.
The Dodgers needed a hitter, so that’s what they went out and got. Bradley’s not Bonds material, but the Dodgers offense was so bad last year that marginal offensive runs have nifty value and it’s not like Juan E’s arrival was going to be a huge help.
The Indians didn’t come out of this empty-handed, far from it, despite their announcement that they had to trade Milton before the season started. Gutierrez is a very interesting prospect with a lot of talent. 282/345/513 isn’t jaw-dropping, but a 20-year-old doing that in Vero Beach is mighty impressive. He had a great cup of coffee in AA ball and should start there this year. Young outfield depth is a plus for the Indians, so they won’t surh him.
Posted: April 04, 2004 at 09:07 PM | 21 comment(s)
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