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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:11 pm

According to ESPN Radio's Bruce Levine, the Cubs signed Milton Bradley to a three-year, $30MM deal. Bradley had a monster .321/.436/.563 line this year for the Rangers, but he spent only 165 innings in the field. This is the first multiyear deal of his career.


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Postby jcook3127 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:23 pm

Milton was quite good last season, when he was in the lineup...

And that's obviously the risk in giving him a multi-year deal at 10 M per...you can't count on him being in the lineup

I can't say whether or not the Cubs will regret this..I personally like the signing..good offensive team already, adding a potentially dangerous bat, the salary isn't a big deal to them, even though I think this is too much for MIlton..the only issue is health..and Milton will not play a full season...but, depending on where he hits, he's a solid bet for 15/75/.290, with great walk totals..I guess they wanted to replace De Rosa..
Why don't they just get a house that's already painted?
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Re: Milton the Cub

Postby knapplc » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:25 pm

Would like to see confirmation by the Cubbies before getting too worked up over this. The guy can mash and several Cubs seem to think he'll be great in the clubhouse and on the field, so if true it should be good from a personnel standpoint.
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Re: Milton the Cub

Postby Old_Style » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:26 pm

jcook3127 wrote:Milton was quite good last season, when he was in the lineup...

And that's obviously the risk in giving him a multi-year deal at 10 M per...you can't count on him being in the lineup

I can't say whether or not the Cubs will regret this..I personally like the signing..good offensive team already, adding a potentially dangerous bat, the salary isn't a big deal to them, even though I think this is too much for MIlton..the only issue is health..and Milton will not play a full season...but, depending on where he hits, he's a solid bet for 15/75/.290, with great walk totals..I guess they wanted to replace De Rosa..


Aaron Miles was signed to replace DeRosa.
I'm pretty sure a Bradley signing was going to happen either way.
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Re: Milton the Cub

Postby knapplc » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:27 pm

jcook3127 wrote:I can't say whether or not the Cubs will regret this..I personally like the signing..good offensive team already, adding a potentially dangerous bat, the salary isn't a big deal to them, even though I think this is too much for MIlton..the only issue is health..and Milton will not play a full season...but, depending on where he hits, he's a solid bet for 15/75/.290, with great walk totals..I guess they wanted to replace De Rosa..

Except for the first round of the NLDS, where Cubbie bats have gone notoriously silent the past two years. Maybe Bradley can help them with that... and that's the point of the signing.

First things first - he has to be healthy to play in October, and the Cubs have to earn their way back there again.
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Re: Milton the Cub

Postby BALCO All-Stars » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:53 pm

If the report is correct, then Bradley fills the much needed power hitting lefty OF...but we purge when injury-bitten guy (Kerry Wood...sad to see him go but he was too much) to get another injury ridden guy in Bradley.
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Re: Milton the Cub

Postby knapplc » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:09 pm

When Bradley is healthy, think of the lineup with Bradley, DLee, Soriano, ARam, Soto, Theriot, Fontenot, Reed Johnson... That's a pretty decent lineup right there.

Add into that the fact that there's no more Sabathia or Sheets, and those should be some pretty decent bats this summer.
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Re: Milton the Cub

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:18 pm

Odds are that Harden and/or Bradley is going to get hurt, right? :-o
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Re: Milton the Cub

Postby jlm53089 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:22 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:Odds are that Harden and/or Bradley is going to get hurt, right? :-o


90 % chance.

No way that both of them play a full season and not land on the DL.
Especially since there is no DH for Bradley.
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Re: Milton the Cub

Postby Old_Style » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:25 pm

I'm fairly certain that a full healthy season from both Harden and Bradley is one of the signs of the apocalypse.
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