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duke of dorwood
12-21-2005, 10:08 AM
He was non-tendered-take the place of Vizcaino?

akingamongstmen
12-21-2005, 10:16 AM
He'd definitely be worth a shot. We could use another vetern arm out there.

34 Inch Stick
12-21-2005, 11:09 AM
KW should sign both Olivo and Bradford and then pen a book about how stupid Beane must be for letting both of these difference makers go.

caulfield12
12-21-2005, 11:21 AM
KW should sign both Olivo and Bradford and then pen a book about how stupid Beane must be for letting both of these difference makers go.

Better yet, Bradford, Fogg and Olivo.

slavko
12-21-2005, 12:06 PM
Better yet, Bradford, Fogg and Olivo.

We originally got Olivo by trading Bradford for him. (as a PTBNL)

SOX ADDICT '73
12-21-2005, 12:17 PM
OK, this is weird. I just popped in my tape of Game 1 of the ALDS (I haven't been able to watch the Comcast replays, but I'm trying to catch up). I'm at the point in the game when Bradford pretty much shut the Sox down, the only Boston pitcher that day who seemed able to do so. I remember thinking at the time that a 6-run lead with half a game to go was by no means insurmountable for the Red Sox offense, and if Bradford continued to mystify our hitters, we'd be in trouble.

And then Francona pulled him for no apparent reason. The only one I could come up with is that Tito figured the game was out of reach, saw how clueless we were at the plate against Bradford, and wanted to save him for later in the series when it would matter.

So I'm sitting here watching the game, and I check "New Posts" on WSI, and what do I find? A thread about the very guy making the Sox look foolish on my TV screen. Like I said, weird...

doctor30th
12-22-2005, 01:38 AM
KW should sign both Olivo and Bradford and then pen a book about how stupid Beane must be for letting both of these difference makers go.

Don't forget Joe Valentine. He was non-tendered by the reds and we sent him with Foulke to the A's for Koch

SoxSpeed22
12-22-2005, 02:10 AM
According to SoxAddict, it seems that Bradford does very well in garbage time, and as a righty-specialist. I like this idea of giving Bradford, Fogg and Olivo another shot.

Tragg
12-22-2005, 09:18 AM
Despite Beane's incessant bragging about Bradford, he never was anything more than a middle of the pen type (oh maybe 1 year he did a little better than that). I don't think he's as good as Viz, who was fine as the 7th arm in the bullpen.
I'd take a shot with Olivo, except that we have a backup catcher with a new contract.
I can't see anyone else on the list being more than a non-roster invitee although Fogg or Franklin or Bradford could win a bullpen spot.

gr8mexico
12-22-2005, 11:26 AM
Bradford YES!!! Olivo HELL NO!!!!!

WhiteSoxFan84
12-23-2005, 03:02 PM
Chad Bradford?

I was looking at his bio and I noticed his "Current Status" is " ". Yes, nothing, lol.

My guess is he's a free agent and he's been pretty solid his whole career.

Career 3.49 ERA in 319.1 IP. Last year, he did pretty good in Boston (was traded from Oakland to Boston for Jay Payton).

He shouldn't cost us that much either. I can see him being happy to sign a 2 year, $4 million deal to play for the World Champions.

rookieroy
12-23-2005, 03:14 PM
I think Bradford would be a great pickup if he is a free agent! He probably wouldn't cost that much either. I was sad to see him leave the first time! Ya gotta love a pitcher who can touch the dirt with his knuckles and throw a strike!

SoxFan76
12-23-2005, 03:18 PM
...that is a good idea. A trade or free agent idea that actually makes sense! :cool:

Dolanski
12-23-2005, 03:18 PM
Why would we pick up Bradford when Kenny and his lack of Moneyball saavy was too stoopid to notice him before? After all, the greatest GM in the world, Billy Beane, fleeced us by trading us Miguel Olivo for him...

And on a serious note, how many Moneyball World Championships are there anyways?