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Would you do this deal if Boston offered it to us?


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O'Day is in his last year before free agency. They would be looking for somebody comparable to Furbrush under team control. Matusz would be a better comp (lefthanded) but Furbrush has one more year of team control and better numbers. If Sox had any interest in Matusz I think he would have been gone by now.

I also don't see what the attraction would be for Bradley. We already have David Lough.

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I certainly wouldn't trade O'Day for Bradley, but he does seem like the kind of player the O's would have interest in. His value has totally bottomed out, but I find it hard to believe his formerly high rankings on the prospect charts were all hype. If you could get him for (insert almost free thing here) I'd love to have him stashed away in Norfolk working on fixing whatever has gone wrong.

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Bradley is a slightly better version of David Lough. We traded Danny Valencia for Lough.

No, I would not trade O'Day.

I don't agree that Bradley is a better player than Lough. I'd actually say that Lough is a much better player.

Lough's career UZR/150 is 28.0. Bradley's is 13.2.

Lough has put up 4.7 fWAR in 245 career games. Bradley has put up 0.1 in 168 games.

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I don't agree that Bradley is a better player than Lough. I'd actually say that Lough is a much better player.

Lough's career UZR/150 is 28.0. Bradley's is 13.2.

Lough has put up 4.7 fWAR in 245 career games. Bradley has put up 0.1 in 168 games.

Bradley is 25. When Lough was 25 he was still in AAA, putting up similar numbers to Bradley's AAA experience except that he was 3-4 years older at similar levels, and playing in the more offense-friendly PCL. Bradley's major league performances haven't matched his minor league track record, but Lough didn't get any significant time in the majors until he was 27. Bradley and Lough are similar players, but I think you can project Bradley to at least reach Lough's level with some extra room for growth.

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Bradley is 25. When Lough was 25 he was still in AAA, putting up similar numbers to Bradley's AAA experience except that he was 3-4 years older at similar levels, and playing in the more offense-friendly PCL. Bradley's major league performances haven't matched his minor league track record, but Lough didn't get any significant time in the majors until he was 27. Bradley and Lough are similar players, but I think you can project Bradley to at least reach Lough's level with some extra room for growth.

Fair enough. I think acquiring Bradley would be redundant and unnecessary. Especially if we'd hve to trade our best reliever to a division rival.

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Fair enough. I think acquiring Bradley would be redundant and unnecessary. Especially if we'd hve to trade our best reliever to a division rival.
I wouldn't want to trade anything of value for Bradley. He's the kind of guy you find on the scrapheap and send to AAA to work out his issues. Boston probably isn't quite ready to scrapheap him just yet.
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