The Signing of Milton Bradley

phil gialluisiContributor IJanuary 7, 2009

On Jan. 6, the Chicago Cubs made a investment in Milton Bradley of the Texas Rangers. Mr. Bradley is a solid switch hitter, whom has power mostly to right field. Here in Chicago, there has been much criticism for the GM Jim Hendry in giving such a player $30 million over three years to play right field, knowing the background and history of Bradley and his prior behavior.

Being a Chicago Cubs fan, I applaud the signing as the Cubs were desperate to fill a spot in the lineup, which gave great balance to the team. I suppose the beat writers here in Chicago live to find wrong in anything one team does here just to make points or sell news.

Bradley was the best free agent, who hits from the left side and could make an immediate impact with the Cubbies. He is coming to a team, where they have an opportunity to go all the way and with his playing years being numbered, I would think he will do all in his power to give it his all on a team that is so close to making it to the top.

To finish my comment on the signing of Milton Bradley, most of his past issues are simply that—"past issues." As I told Dan Hampton and Homes on the Scorer Tuesday morning, give the guy a chance and let him do his thing before bashing a one time All-Star, who will bring alot of happiness to the fans here in Chicago. Again Jim Hendry is working real hard to give the fans want they want—a World Championship...

Good Luck Milton and go Chicago Cubs...

Phil G from Mchenry, IL