Bradley’s Gone, but the Cubs Are No Better Off

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Damen Jackson in MLB
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Former Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley (Cubbie Nation/file) I'd been hoping over the last day to see some movement, some twist, some nuanceùany indication of a plan, reallyùthat would make the trade of Milton Bradley for Carlos Silva palatable. In the end, I keep coming back to the same conclusion: pathetic. Yes, pathetic. I went back through the notes, looked at some old Silva footage, and combed over the Mariners blogs to see if the Silva that I remembered had evolved into someone else. Nope. He's still the same old poorly conditioned, soft-tossing fifth starter that I saw back in 2006-2007.á Albeit, one of the luckiest men in memory as well though, given that he hit free agency at its peak, turning a few better-than-average starts in 2007 into $48 million dollars of goodness. In Silv ...

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