The Chicago Cubs are ready to deal Milton Bradley

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trade Rumors by chinmusic on Thursday 8 October 2009 at 8:30 pm

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]The Cubs want to get Milton Bradley out of the Windy City as quick as possible. The hot rumor around town is that the Cubs would like to trade Milton Bradley and cash to the Rays for Pat Burrell who struggled as a DH in Tampa. Bradley played in 124 games for the Cubs last season and he was 101 for 393 (.257 avg, .775 OPS) with 61 runs scored, 12 homers and 40 RBIs. Those numbers are certainly not worth $10 million bucks per season. The Rays might hold the Cubs’ feet to the flame and try to extract a pitcher from them like right reliever Angel Guzman. Guzman pitched in 55 games out of the bullpen for the Cubs last season and he was 3-3 with 1 save, a 2.95 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Even if they had to throw in Guzman and cash to get Bradley out of town the Cubs need to do it! 33-year old righty swinging Pat Burrell would likely start in LF for the Cubs who would have to move Alfonso Soriano to CF with Fukudome (if he’s still in town in RF). Burrell played in 122 games for the Rays last season and he was 91 for 412 (.221 avg, .682 OPS) with 45 runs scored, 14 homers and 64 RBIs. He whiffed 119 times last season as he looked very uncomfortable as a DH. A return to the field would likely do him a lot of good. He has played in 1,428 games in his 10-year major league career and he is 1,257 for 4,947 (.254 avg, .838 OPS) with 700 runs scored, 265 homers and 891 RBIs.

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