baseball77 wrote:I'm not sure what scapegoating has to do with anything. If you keep bashing the people who pay your enormously undeserved salary and bashing the fans of the team you play for, you're going to get suspended. Milton Bradley is the only one blaming people, and he's blaming every thing imaginable except himself, of course.
I'd like to know what some of the fans have been shouting at him in the outfield.
Possibly that hes useless and overrated and doesn't deserve to be out on the field over Jake Fox? That would be starters for me. I'm not blaming the horrid play of the Cubs this year on Bradley alone, because hell none of the Cubs have looked like they really want to be playing for anything, nor have they. But you can't tell me that a guy your paying 30 mill is expected to do what he has done this year. Yes I'm damn sure that the Cubs knew what they were getting into when they signed him, but A. I think that they thought they would get at least a little bit better stats out of this douche and B. that he wouldn't be as out right bold and blatant as he has this far. I'm sure this WON'T be the last we HEAR of Bradley yet this year, but yall keep saying 'stick a mic in front of him and he will speak', ok but is that the Cubs fault? No I don't really think that is, in fact its a typical media thing.
Again I am not, nor will I blame Bradley for the sh!tty year the Cubs have had, but I will say he definitely contributed to the process. I'm a diehard lovable loser fan, but I'll stand by this team. It was STUPID signing and I said that from day one, and I am very well expecting the Cubs to become cellar dwellers of the Central as soon as next year and for a few years to come because its time to strip it all down and build it back up. IMO IF the Cubs could/would (I know not all of this is possible but still) they should rid of Z, Lee, Bradley, Harden, Lilly, Soriano and Dempster. Then just build it back up, none of these guys are getting any younger and most still carry adequate value to get some good young guys in return. Start building around Aram, Soto, Theriot, Fontenot, Fox, Fukudome and the younger arms such as Wells, Gorz, Guzman, Smardzy, Marshall and Marmol.
Again tho I don't think all yall chiming in should call Bradley the 'Cubs fan's scape goat' as any TRUE fan would understand it was a team effort to suck as bad as they have. There have been some suspect contracts handed out and some even more suspect moves throughout the season. I thought bringing in Lou would straighten some of these f*ckups up, but that hasn't been the case obviously. Its time to pack it in and help the future rather then kill today and the future. Thats just my 2 cents, I may be way off but as a Cubs fan I'd rather a few years of junk like this year rather then a decade of it again.