The Mets suffered their first significant loss as RP Chad Bradford signed with the L’s, I mean the O’s.
This is like breaking up with a girl with whom you have excellent chemistry. Good conversations, good sex, but unfortunately you have some differing priorities. In the end you can’t make the major commitment to them, so you just have to shake your head, wish them the best, and let them go. I’m sure every Mets fan wishes him love.
Bradford gets $10.5M over three years. And he deserves it, he’s performed his role perfectly pretty much over his entire career. But you can understand not making that big commitment to someone who has an injury history, will be 33 next season, and is ultimately a specialist. Le sigh…
It’s just too bad Bradford, who hasn’t given up an earned run over seventeen postseason appearances, won’t have the opportunity to pitch in big games anymore. The Orioles are scheduled to sniff the playoffs sometime around two-thousand and never.
Actually Bradford’s a guy who could be traded to a contender at the deadline. Maybe we’ll get him back.