So the Cubs were finally able to dump Milton Bradley. The Mariners and Cubs swapped overpriced flops, with the Cubs getting pitcher Carlos Silva. Seattle becomes Bradley's eighth stop in a ten year career. That kinda says something, doesn't it.
The Cubs get a different headache in return. Silva's got $22 million left on his contract and has gone 5-18 over the past two years. I've heard the "change of scenery" comment tossed out, but I think a "change of shoulder" would be needed more.
Bradley's one year in Chicago went the way almost everyone except Jim Hendry predicted it would....very badly. Milton got off to a slow start, heard about it from the impatient fans, and that was it.
I'm left with six cards of Bradley in a Cubs uniform to remember this disaster.