The ‘How Long will Milton Bradley Last in Seattle?’ Pool
In a mere matter of weeks, the Seattle Mariners have gone from pretty good team to legit AL West contender. First they signed Chone Figgins to play third base over Adrian Beltre, which is an even stronger addition considering they plucked him from the defending division champion Angels. Next, Seattle came out of nowhere to acquire Cliff Lee from the Phillies for prospects. Their latest impressive move came on Friday when they shipped useless Carlos Silva and the remaining $25 million on his contract to the Cubs for disgruntled outfielder Milton Bradley and the remaining $21 million on his deal. The Cubs really screwed themselves on this one because they overpaid for Bradley and were stuck with his deal. Even if Milton’s a headache, at least he’s a much better player than Silva and he can help your team win. Or, as LBS contributor Alan said, “At worst, say Bradley kills Ichiro, they cut Milton and send him to jail BUT wouldn’t lose any more money than having Silva on the roster.” Exactly. Seattle can’t lose with this because they already wasted the money on Silva. So … the million dollar question is: how long will Milton last in Seattle?
- a) Both years and he’ll play like the All-Star he was in Texas
b) Both years but he’ll be limited by injuries like usual
c) One year but the team won’t want him around next year
d) Injury or bonehead move knocks him out midseason
e) He murders Ichiro prior to Opening Day and goes to jail
Just remember, the fun part is there is no right or wrong answer!