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Archive for December, 2009

The End of the Milton Bradley Era: A Portrait of the Player as a Young Man

The End of the Milton Bradley Era: A Portrait of the Player as a Young Man

There’s a story about Milton Bradley as a young man that pops up from time to time. When Bradley was hitting his stride, and dominating his high school league, scouts[Read More...]

by December 21, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
All Kinds of Chicago Cubs Outfield Rumors

All Kinds of Chicago Cubs Outfield Rumors

The Chicago Cubs now officially and actually have a hole in their outfield following the trade of right fielder Milton Bradley. But who’s worried, what with so many quality free[Read More...]

by December 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Are Finalist for Capps

Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Are Finalist for Capps

After finally trading Milton Bradley, Jim Hendry can turn his focus to the clear, singular problem with this team: the lack of middle relief. Um. Guh? Matt Capps is the[Read More...]

by December 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Silva is a Chicago Cub

Carlos Silva is a Chicago Cub

Like it or lump it, Carlos Silva is now a member of the Chicago Cubs. And because of his profoundly awful performance the last two years, and egregious contract over[Read More...]

by December 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

In Case You Were Hoping for Coco Crisp

Which would be kind of weird (sure, great defense, but won’t hit worth a lick), you can stop hoping. Confirmed: Oakland is closing in on a deal with outfielder Coco[Read More...]

by December 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Rangers Reporter Says Cubs Are Close to Signing Marlon Byrd

Rangers Reporter Says Cubs Are Close to Signing Marlon Byrd

I can’t vouch for the veracity of this, but Evan Grant, who runs the Texas Rangers blog for the Dallas News, says that the Chicago Cubs are close to signing[Read More...]

by December 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Milton

Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Milton

In honor of Milton Bradley’s unceremonious departure from Chicago, we offer a very special Garfield Minus Garfield Plus. It’s as though it was made for Milton Bradley. And if you’re[Read More...]

by December 19, 2009 Cubs Humor
Jim Hendry’s Public Mea Culpa for All Things Bradley

Jim Hendry’s Public Mea Culpa for All Things Bradley

Following today’s abysmal trade of Milton Bradley to the Seattle Mariners for Carlos Silva and cash, Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry offered a statement about the trade, about Bradley,[Read More...]

by December 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Obsess No More: Bradley Traded to Mariners

Quick update: the unfortunate trade is now official. Today, the Chicago Cubs traded Milton Bradley to the Seattle Mariners for “pitcher” Carlos Silva and $9 million. Silva makes about $3[Read More...]

by December 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Oh Crap: Source Indicates Milton Bradley for Carlos Silva is

Hold on to your butts. According to the Seattle Times’ Larry Stone, the Chicago Cubs are planning to send Milton Bradley to the Seattle Mariners today for pitcher Carlos Silva.[Read More...]

by December 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Rumors of Bradley to Seattle Mariners

File this under “Oh Please Dear Baby Jesus No.” We heard rumors of Milton Bradley heading off to Seattle for “pitcher” Carlos Silva a few weeks ago. Mercifully, those rumors[Read More...]

by December 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Minor League Staffs Announced

We already knew that Ryne Sandberg was being promoted to manage the AAA Iowa Cubs, but now the rest of the minor league system teams’ staffs have been announced. Among[Read More...]

by December 18, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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