Bradley proof of Murphy's Law?
New and fragile Cub Milton Bradley has already been removed for injury this spring, despite making only one appearance so far. Hopefully it isn't a sign of things to come. He apparently has a "tight quad," which occurred - in his own words - because sometimes when you work hard things get tight.
I'm hardly a genius or anything, but I always thought that leg injurys tend to be symptomatic of not maintaining muscle. For example, when Moises Alou signed his big contract with the Cubs before the 2002 season, he spent that first year often injured and underproductive in part because he didn't work enough the previous winter to stay in shape. For a guy like Bradley, who already has an injury-prone reputation, coming to Spring Training out of shape would be terminal. Let's hope he's just been working too hard.
Oh, and in the last Bench Aaron Miles! plug until March at least, I wrote an article for AJ's new blog in which I go into epic detail as to why the guy belongs on the bench. I may have even thrown in a hobbit reference, so I welcome you to go check it out.