I predict the Cubs will NOT trade Milton Bradley. He will either be back next year, or he will be released.
This seems EXTREMELY likely.
I expect that the front office will start taking a more conciliatory tone with Bradley in the coming weeks. I'm pretty resigned to having him here for the start of 2010. It's better than paying for him to play for someone else AND having to take on a worse player with a bad contract.
is better than paying for him to play for someone else AND having to take on a worse player than a bad contract. Yes, I realize we'll have to do the first thing (paying for him). Just not the second thing (worse player bad contract).
Cubs President/Cockbag Crane Kenney had this to say about the prospect of cutting Milton: "I've got 21 million reasons why we're not releasing him." That's just not going to happen.