When I first heard about the A's acquiring Milton Bradley I thought the idea of the A's signing Frank Thomas was out the door. Now that I seriously look at it this trade actually promotes the idea of the A's signing Thomas.
Not the Milton Bradley part, but the Antonio Perez part of the deal.
If you really think about it if you sign Frank Thoms the thing you must really have on the bench is speed. Antonio Perez is exactly that.
So in the 9th inning and Thomas is on first and the A's are down a run or tied they can put Perez in there to steal second.