RugbyD wrote:Maybe the main difference we have is that I'm not counting on needing Bradley for a full season to be competitive. I'm counting on 100-120 games + playoffs of offense and defense. Bradley has Abreu beat in offense, defense, and the ability to provide both for 3 years. He has Dunn beat by a wide margin in defense and doesn't come up too short on offense. So IMO the net effect of Bradley's advantages and his replacements' shortfalls is a better proposition over 3 eyars than have Dunn or Abreu play 3 full season. It would be nice to know more of what to expect from his Bradley's subs (Johnson, Fukudome, Hoffpauir?), but i think it will be enough, especially since they are very platoonable.
I think Bradley is the best fit of Bradley/Abreu/Dunn, and I think 100 games of Bradley will be plenty to win the division, especially with the removal of CC and possible removal of Sheets from Milwaukee. The Division is the Cubs' to lose this year, so the Bradley signing is specifically designed to cure the frigid playoff bats the Cubs have suffered the last two years. If Bradley and Harden enter October healthy, the Cubs should fare far better this year than last
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