Milton Bradley: Jim Hendry and Chicago Cubs Fire Back

Jake KarmelCorrespondent IIMarch 11, 2010

Chicago Cubs General Manager, Jim Hendry, had some good words of advice for Milton Bradley on Wednesday. Hendry told ESPNChicago.com that it is time for Milton to look at himself in the mirror and take some responsibility for his unsuccessful season in Chicago.

Bradley recently did an interview with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez. He told her that he felt like a prisoner in his own home when he was in Chicago. Also that he received hate mail with no postage mark on it. When asked if this mail came from inside the organization, Bradley told her that he hoped not but maybe it could've.

Hendry told ESPNChiacgo.com, ""That's absolutely ridiculous," Hendry said. "That couldn't be farther from the truth. I think it's time maybe Milton looked at himself in the mirror. It is what it is. He didn't swing the bat; he didn't get the job done. His production was the only negative, or lack of."

On the "bright side" Bradley had nothing bad to say about Hendry. Bradley thanks Hendry for the generous waste of money that was spent on him.

Bradley hit .257 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI after signing a hefty $30 million deal. This off season he was traded to the Mariners for Carlos Silva and cash.

Hendry wants to move past Bradley once and for all.

"We've done our best to move on," Hendry said. "We thought we helped Milton move on, too, by putting him in another place, and that's how we approached it. It's just time to go about our business."

Ryan Dempster took the time to defend us Cubs fans.

"The fans, they pay for their ticket to come in [to the ballpark]," Dempster said. "They have every right to boo if they feel you're not giving 100 percent or not your best effort. They love their Cubs. Chicago fans are very forgiving."

Dempster also put it perfectly when asking if African-Americans have trouble in Chicago.

"Anytime you struggle, it can be tough no matter what the color of your skin is."

Bradley, it's time you move on from the supposed bad treatment from Cubs fans. Move on and try and succeed for once. Good luck in Seattle.


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