Yo Milton, what else you got?

The Cubs have played 20 games so far this season, and won 10 and lost 10.  That’s what mediocre teams do.  So take that however you want.  You have to give them credit, though.  They certainly make middling baseball interesting.  If they’re not sending the franchises’ all-time winning percentage leader to the bullpen, they’ve got fans writing in to the local rag to demand the benching of one of the best hitters...

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For a guy who doesn’t talk, he never shuts up

As Milton Bradley’s further descent, deeper into paranoid delusion continues unabated, I really wonder just how all of those naive dopes who defended him as recently as a couple of weeks ago feel.  Actually, I don’t wonder.  Because I don’t care, and you are all busy trying to dream up nasty tweets to hurl at Paul Sullivan, anyway. Milton is who we thought he was.  A passive-aggressive sociopath hell-bent on...

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A Byrd in the hand is worth…oh, screw it

Last year, I was driving in my car on New Year’s Eve when I heard that the Cubs had signed Aaron Miles to a two-year contract.  This year, I was in the car again, when I heard that the Cubs had signed Marlon Byrd to a three-year contract. Clearly, I need to stop driving. In the end this time, just like every other time, Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry became fixated on a problem to fix.  And just like all of those other times,...

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Your turd for mine?

If there was any wonder whether the Cubs were going to trade Milton Bradley this offseason, it probably ended the night Lou Piniella was asked at the winter meetings what they were going to do with him and he said, “Look, ah-ah, he played 125 ah-ah, 130 games for us last year, ah-ah, he, ah-ah, look, we’re trying to trade him.” We need to play poker with Lou sometime. And so in the tradition of office Christmas...

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Does anybody really want Milton?

The Major League Baseball general managers are generally meeting through tomorrow at the lovely O’Hare Hilton (Hey, I have a view of the United lost luggage counter from my room!).  Cubs GM Jim Hendry is there to try to unload his batshit crazy right fielder–whom he gave a batshit crazy contract to.  Now that seems impossible, right? Why would anybody want to take on the world-class headcase that is Milton Bradley,...

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