Jackie Bradley Jr. Shouldn’t Be a Trade Target for the Cleveland Indians

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For the second time this year, an article suggesting trade targets for various MLB teams linked the Cleveland Indians to the very same player.

This past weekend, Dan Szymborski penned a piece for ESPN titled ‘MLB Trade Deadline: Eight Realistic Targets for Contenders.’ Within the column, Szymborski claimed Cleveland should pursue Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

It comes almost four months after TheScore published ‘1 Hypothetical Trade Each AL Central Team Should Make,’ which also suggested the Indians make a run at Bradley.

With the trade deadline fast approaching, Cleveland should absolutely be working the phones to make a move. However, despite several outlets suggesting as much, Bradley shouldn’t be someone the Tribe targets.

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Casey Drottar is a Cleveland Indians writer for Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to his podcast, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook


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