Sunday, December 20, 2009

Beggars Can't Be Choosers

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment