This is a pretty insignificant trade but it’s a pretty uneventful Friday morning, so who cares?
The Braves have acquired lefty Jed Bradley from the Brewers for a player to be named later or cash considerations. You rarely see a one or the other in those things. I wonder which is worse? Like, if the Braves get the PTBNL if Bradley sucks, does that player look into a mirror and say to himself “I am worth less than a bag of cash?” How does one deal with that? I guess it depends on your sense of humor.
Anyway, Bradley is 25. He was the Brewers’ first round pick, the 15th overall pick, in 2011, but he’s never panned out. He posted a 5.83 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A in 2015. This year he’s back at Double-A and has a 6.20 ERA in 24 and two-thirds innings, so yeah.
He’s from Georgia, though — or at least went to school at Georgia Tech — so the Braves are required by law to acquire him at some point in his career.