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Milton Bradley
Tom Verducci
April 03, 2006
Having worn out his welcome in Montreal, Cleveland and Los Angeles, the combustible but talented Bradley landed with the A's, who traded for the outfielder this winter. Still only 27 and three years removed from a promising season in which he hit .321 with a .421 on-base percentage, he remains a riddle of often unbridled emotion and vast, unrealized potential.
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April 03, 2006

Milton Bradley

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Having worn out his welcome in Montreal, Cleveland and Los Angeles, the combustible but talented Bradley landed with the A's, who traded for the outfielder this winter. Still only 27 and three years removed from a promising season in which he hit .321 with a .421 on-base percentage, he remains a riddle of often unbridled emotion and vast, unrealized potential.

On his first day in camp Bradley refused to speak with reporters, and when asked when such a policy might change, the outfielder declared, "Never." Bradley, due $3 million this year, relented days later at the club's urging, but when someone asked if leaving L.A. for Oakland meant a new beginning for him, he replied, "Next question."

The next question for the oft-injured Bradley is whether he can stay healthy and out of trouble.

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