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Rangers expected to offer arbitration to Bradley

T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are expected to offer arbitration to Milton Bradley.

Not really a surprise, I don't think...he's not likely to accept, and even if he did, it means he comes back to the Rangers on what should be a fairly reasonable one year deal.  We are past the days of John Hart, who was terrified at the slim possibility of a guy he wanted gone (i.e., Pudge Rodriguez) accepting arbitration, and thus was willing to give up the possibility of getting draft pick compensation. 

Of course, at that time, Hart didn't run the draft anyway, so getting more draft picks probably wasn't much of a priority.

The deadline is 11 p.m. tomorrow.  If Bradley is offered arbitration and signs elsewhere, the Rangers will get a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds in 2009.