By Caesar Cliffius. The Seattle Mariners are doing what they can to field a contending team. After an 85-77, third place finish in the American League West last season, they created instant support by acquiring southpaw pitcher Cliff Lee from the Philadelphia Phillies. Lee will join a pitching staff that is currently anchored by Felix Hernandez. To show their commitment to the rest of the league, they sent pitcher Carlos Silva to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for troubled outfielder Milton Bradley. Silva, by far was the most expensive man on the Mariner pitching staff, pulling down $12,000,000 this past season. In two seasons with Seattle Silva had a record of 5-18 with an ERA of 6.81 Bradley has had a checkered career to state it mildly. He has played 10 seasons in the major leagues and Se ...
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