Free-agent outfielder Milton Bradley arrived at the winter meetings on Monday and promptly went to lunch with his agents and officials from the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays.
It's not often (ever?) that one of the best free agents available meets first with the Rays. Not only does this suggest the Rays are interested, but that they've had previous dialogue with Bradley and his reps over the past few weeks. This also suggests Bradley's camp is at least a bit interested in playing for the Rays.
“We have a tremendous amount of respect for Milton as a player and felt it was a good opportunity to sit down and learn a little bit more,” Friedman said. “It was a great meeting.”
Friedman also said the team was "unlikely" to sign anyone during the meetings and that they had a few other meetings planned. The Rays on the attack.