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Bradley To Texas For Prospects (humor)

CHICAGO - AUGUST 28: Milton Bradley #21 of the Chicago Cubs stands on second base after hitting a double against the New York Mets on August 28, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Mets 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Cory StephensContributor IDecember 9, 2009


The Winter Meetings are in full swing as the Cubs and Rangers have finally reached an agreement to send Milton Bradley back to Texas . In a desperation move, the Cubs will send top prospects Josh Vitters and Starlin Castro to the Rangers along with paying 100% of Bradley’s remaining contract. In return, the Rangers will accept Bradley back on their team.


The Rangers were reluctant to make the deal, but in the end decided that it was in the best interest of the organization to take some prospects and keep the payroll down. “Bradley was here before, so we were hesitant to make this deal” said Rangers GM Jon Daniels “but we think Vitters and Castro can lead the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Rangers’ minor league team, to a PCL championship next year.”


The Cubs on the other hand are said to be thrilled with the deal. When asked about getting nothing back in the deal Jim Hendry said “It’s addition by subtraction. Everything comes at a price.” Hendry went on to ask “When was the last time a Cubs position player prospect panned out anyways?”


The Rays, Giants, and Orioles were also has interest but declined the deal citing the Cubs did not have enough prospects in the farm system to take Bradley off their hands.


When asked if there were any other trades being worked on, Jim Hendry asked if anyone was interested in a light hitting right fielder for only 14 million a year for the next two years.

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