Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cubs Suspend Bradley

After a disappointing first season with the Chicago Cubs, the team confirmed reports that they have suspended OF Malcontent Bradley for the rest of the season. Bradley, who has a history of obnoxious behavior, has been a bust after signing a 3 year, $30 million dollar deal this past offseason. I would imagine that Bradley is excited by the news, as he's been booed since getting ejected and suspended after his first Wrigley Field AB.

In an interview with the Arlington Height Daily Herald, Bradley reportedly said, "You understand why they haven't won in 100 years here." He went on to say that his first season in Chicago, "its just not a positive enviroment. I need a healthy, enjoyable environment. ...Its just negativity."

The thing is Milton, when you're signed to provide power from the leftside of the plate, bring stability to the lineup and play a decent RF, you'll get that positive environment. When you hit .257, only hit 10 homers and muff the most basic of fly balls, chances are you're going to get booed, even if you're playing RF at a family picnic. If Bradley doesn't want to be here, it's in Hendry's best interest to move him. But with the terrible season he had, Hendry has no leverage in any trade talks and might have to unload him for a bat boy, who might play RF better than Bradley anyway.

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