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Meet 2011 Chicago Cub: Milton Bradley

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Contrary to popular belief, maligned outfield Milton Bradley was not signed by the Chicago Cubs to a 3 year, $30 million deal this offseason. He was signed to a 2 year, $18 million deal. The third year was an option dependent on games played, and was designed to protect the team against Bradley imploding.


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Well so much for that.

Cubs right fielder Milton Bradley made a pinch-hit plate appearance in the 11th inning against the Phillies tonight, marking his 75th game played in 2009. The significance? The games played milestone caused his 2011 option, worth $12MM, to vest. MLBTradeRumors.com.

Should he return to his career averages, Bradley could still be a very useful part of the Chicago Cubs in 2010 and 2011.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.