Seattle Mariners Acquire Milton Bradley; Chicago Cubs Free at Last

Posted: 18th December 2009 by Matt Trueblood in MLB
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Cubs nation, our long national nightmare may at last be over. After two full fruitless months of maneuvering toward a deal, Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry has found a suitor for disgruntled outfielder Milton Bradley . Bradley is headed to Seattle, in a trade that will net the Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Silva and $6 million in cash. Silva, who will turn 31 in April, had two consecutive seasons of misery in Seattle. After signing a four-year deal worth nearly $50 million before the 2008 season, Silva posted a putrid 6.81 ERA in just 183 2/3 innings over the first half of that contract. Althougháhe has always shown immaculate control, his low strikeout rate and high home run rate made him an unwise investment from day one. Not even the pitcher-friendly dimensions of Seattle's SafeCo Field, nor ...

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