The Dodgers are engaged in discussions with the Oakland Athletics on a potential trade that would involve troubled Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley and A's left-hander and former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito. It is unclear what additional players, if any, are involved in the discussions, but officials for both clubs are expected to meet sometime today, when baseball's annual winter meetings begin here today. During his two years with the Dodgers, Bradley was suspended twice, ejected from three games, underwent anger management counseling, and probably sealed his departure in August when he implied that teammate Jeff Kent was a racist. Zito is a proven veteran who will be eligible for free agency after next season, and potentially could fill the starting rotation spot left vacant with the expected departure of right-hander Jeff Weaver through free agency. Zito would also cost the Dodgers slightly less than the $9.35 million they paid Weaver in 2005.
Zito For Bradley Discussed