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Cubs Sign Milton Bradley

Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:17 pm

http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270335/12737098

The Chicago Cubs have landed the left-handed bat they so badly wanted this winter, agreeing to terms with switch-hitting outfielder Milton Bradley on a three-year deal worth $30 million, CBSSports.com has learned.

Bradley is due in Chicago this week for a physical examination as one of the final hurdles to finalizing the deal. The contract is expected to be formalized later this week, possibly as early as Thursday.

The move is significant for the Cubs in that a team that breezed through the NL Central and won 97 games last summer was exposed as being too right-handed at the plate during a bitterly disappointing first-round playoff loss to Los Angeles. Dodgers pitchers feasted on the Cubs' steady stream of right-handed hitters during the three-game sweep, holding Chicago to a .240 batting average and six total runs in the three games.

So who's next on the Cubs Shopping List???? The Parker Brothers???

Oooh, we Reds fans are scared...we've got Willy Taveras and Arthur Rhodes and some catcher from Baltimore that we've added... Razz

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Re: Cubs Sign Milton Bradley

Post  Markwes on Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:39 pm

If Bradley is the answer, what's the question?

I will take a "wait and see" approach to this move, but the Cubs do seem to have a penchant lately for acquiring players who are good when healthy but have a hard time staying off the DL. And they already had more outfielders than could play on a regular basis. I'm not convinced Fukodome is the long term answer, but we'll see.
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