More thoughts on Milton Bradley
It seems as though the future acquisition of Milton Bradley remains in debate. At this point, many of us probably have ants in our pants as we wait for news, and the lack of Hendry making any big moves has certainly left many fans - myself included - full of aggravation.
It really boggles the mind to realize that Hendry has done nothing of value this off season. He allowed the departure of The Greatest Playing Cub, he whiffed when trying to acquire Jake Peavy, and he signed some schmuck named Gathright who couldn't swing a bat through a wet paper bag.
Milton Bradley, meanwhile, is not only available, he's not only a top option, but it still remains a strong possibility that he'll come at a discount, even though I think the risk of him flipping out and transforming into a douchebag is less likely than it used to be. He's also a bit of an injury risk, but at this point the Cubs are certainly loaded in backup outfielders who can fill in should he miss a chunk of time due to any kind of necessary operation.
So - will the Cubs grab Bradley? Sorry, but I still think it's unlikely, but I really don't have a clue. My gut feeling is that Hendry has lost his magic touch - he's certainly lost his monopoly on the free agent market to the Yankees this year, but that's life for you. But I hope with epic sincerity that Jim Hendry will find a way to improve the team, and if it means signing a dangerous, fight-prone outfielder who will kill the first fan who dares bate him, then I'm all for it.
I couldn't begin to guess where Bradley goes, but Chicago would be a good landing spot for him, at least in my opinion.