With the recent signing of Jack Cust and the general feeling that Bradley doesn't have much of a role on this team, is there any chance at all that he can be traded in a deal that could help the Mariner's? There's only one hope, and that's to exchange his bad contract for someone else's.
This was inspired by a post at The Hardball Times, where Paul Francis Sullivan speculated on some my albatross-for-your-albatross deals. Is there any horrible contract out there that you would trade for Bradley?
Aaron Rowand comes to mind. Decent enough defensively to back up at all three outfield spots, and probably still good enough as a hitter for a fourth outfielder. There seems to be a need for a right-handed backup outfielder next year. He does have two years left on his contract though, so the money's not equal and we would be extending our albatross for another year.
Or there's Oliver Perez. He's a left-handed starter that has shown flashes of brilliance separated by long bouts of drudgery and injury. He's only got one year left on his deal, and might be a guy that could catch lightning in a bottle in Safeco.
I only went off of the players he listed -- I'm sure there are other bad contracts out there that teams would like to unload.