In response to maxbialystock's comment:
Some geniune silliness from bill-806 and softlaw on this thread. Bradley sure looks like the heir apparent to the CF job, but right now he is nothing if not redundant--another fast, good-fielding lefty hitting outfielder who occasionally might hit a dinger, exactly what Victorino and Ellsbury already provide except that Ellsbury and Victorino are both more likely to contribute on offense. So are Carp and Nava, for that matter.
Moreover, softlaw and his accolyte bill appear to think the Sox are badly in need of fixing despite leading the AL East by a game late in May in a season when the Sox appear to have been tranformed by somewhat minimalist offseason acquisitions. The Sox only marquee players have been here all along--Buchholz, Lester, Ortiz, Pedroia, and sometimes Ellsbury--but the attitude in the clubhouse and on the field has been transformed and these guys are finding ways to win games rather than lose them.
Like practically everyone else, I look forward to the day when Iglesias and Bradley are starting for the Sox, but in the meantime I do not understand the constant attacks by these two--softy and bill--on Drew, Ellsbury, Victorino, and practically everyone else (Ortiz, Pedroia, Buchholz and maybe Lester are exceptions) on a winning team.
As for Bradley, right now he is just a spare part, as Ellsbury was in 2007 and somewhat in 2008, available to play anywhere in the outfield just so he can play. And, lest we forget, Ellsbury was a whole lot better in 2007 than Bradley has so far shown himself to be in 2013.
One thing I do agree with is the dearth of good righty bats in this lineup--softy has preached this endlessly. So why the clamor for another lefty bat, Bradley's, and one that does not hit that many dingers?
If Bradley can show this year he can hit MLB pitching, I would not object to trading Ellsbury for a really good righty bat, but I have very little confidence that is possible. I mean, who wants to give up a good righty bat? softlaw's constant urging the FO to trade Ellsbury makes no sense to me.
Meanwhile, Ellsbury right now is a much bigger offensive threat than Bradley is and maybe ever will be. Bradley right now is just visiting the big club--for good reason.