The Chicago Cubs were finally able to rid themselves of Milton Bradley on Friday when they dealt him to Seattle for pitcher Carlos Silva. The deal makes sense because both players have very similar contracts and both teams wanted to go in a different direction. Bradley is owed $23 million over the next two years and Silva is owed $25 million. Bradley struggled in Chicago last year batting .257 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI's. But it was his attitude in the locker room which made Chicago feel they must deal him before the start of the 2010 season. Bradley was suspended at the end of the regular season after repeatedly making inflammatory statements and having run-ins with reporters. Silva appeared in eight games last year, going 1-3 with an 8.60 ERA.
Cubs Trade Bradley To Mariners For Silva