knapplc wrote:They only need to be healthy in October. They can have their DL stints here and there throughout the season and the Cubs will survive - heck, they'll probably win the Central again with 100 games from Bradley and 20 starts from Harden.
It's the postseason when we need these guys. That's what this trade and any future trade is for.
agreed, although the Cubs still need a 5th starter, if they wanna save Hardens arm by limiting his innings/start.
Bradley's 3rd year is not guaranteed, so the the deal is $5.0 mill for 2009 + $4.0 mill signing bonus, $9.0 mill for 2010 and a $2.0 mill buyout on the 2011 option if he cant meet health requirements.
the awesome sig by soty
"You should be mindful of the future, but not at the expense of the
moment." - Qui-Gon Jinn (keeper league expert?)