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kba
05-09-2011, 01:57 PM
Yesterday's gift runs will be the last he'll allow in a Mariner's uniform. The Mariners will be on the hook for $9 million dollars in the likely event that they up releasing him.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/mariners/2015005893_mari10.html
(http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/mariners/2015005893_mari10.html)

dwitt76
05-09-2011, 02:00 PM
The bad Hendry contract is finally over. Man was that a horrible deal.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-09-2011, 02:09 PM
On the bright side, Bradley got them from under that albatross Silva deal...at least Bradley was SOMEWHAT okay as a player. Total headcase? Definitely, but at least he was a reasonably average hitter.

Silva just started throwing meatballs (at least the ones he didn't devour at the buffet table) before the ink even dried on that Mariners deal.

doublem23
05-09-2011, 02:10 PM
Has there ever been a worse trade than Milton Bradley/Carlos Silva?

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-09-2011, 02:14 PM
Has there ever been a worse trade than Milton Bradley/Carlos Silva?

In terms of mutual severity of badness for the money owed, I doubt it.

I'm sure any team that trades young talent that blossoms for a veteran who gets hurt/sucks would beg to differ, however.

C-Dawg
05-09-2011, 02:21 PM
For the league minimum, maybe the Sox could give him a chance...

doublem23
05-09-2011, 02:22 PM
In terms of mutual severity of badness for the money owed, I doubt it.

I'm sure any team that trades young talent that blossoms for a veteran who gets hurt/sucks would beg to differ, however.

Yeah but that's only a bad deal for one side. I don't think there's ever been a trade that has been collectively as bad as this one. Somehow, everyone lost.

thomas35forever
05-09-2011, 02:59 PM
Just retire already. You've let down enough teams.

CWSpalehoseCWS
05-09-2011, 03:08 PM
I don't see how anyone would be crazy enough to take that contract, or him on their team.

hi im skot
05-09-2011, 03:18 PM
Milton Bradley needs help.

I've heard accounts that he's actually a pretty decent guy, but he's got a lot of problems.

slavko
05-09-2011, 03:18 PM
Be honest about it. Silva was the Ace of the Cubs staff for almost half a season after the trade. Then the coronary arrythmia on the mound, the cathterization, the month off to recuperate. He was never the same again.

pythons007
05-09-2011, 03:29 PM
So these two players are no longer on any MLB roster, correct?

kba
05-09-2011, 03:42 PM
So these two players are no longer on any MLB roster, correct?

The Yankees signed Silva to a minor league contract.

doublem23
05-09-2011, 03:49 PM
Be honest about it. Silva was the Ace of the Cubs staff for almost half a season after the trade. Then the coronary arrythmia on the mound, the cathterization, the month off to recuperate. He was never the same again.

It's also just possible he always sucked and just had a nice streak. I mean, Esteban Loaiza almost won a Cy Young award in 2003. Esteban Loaiza.

LITTLE NELL
05-09-2011, 03:56 PM
Some idiot GM will give this guy another chance. I just hope its not our idiot GM.

doublem23
05-09-2011, 03:57 PM
Some idiot GM will give this guy another chance. I just hope its not our idiot GM.

I doubt it, if there's one thing we really don't need it's more OF/DH types.

mrfourni
05-09-2011, 04:05 PM
It looks like not throwing out Paul Konerko yesterday was the last straw

Red Barchetta
05-09-2011, 04:24 PM
I remember when the Cubs signed him and I told my Cub fan buddy that he will not make it through a season in RF when the drunk bleacher bums turn on him. Sure enough, it got ugly...

He may have a chemical imbalance and require medication if he is having suicidal thoughts. I'm sure his wife divorcing him didn't help. Regardless of how much a jerk he is or what his on-field/off-field antics entail, you hope the guy gets the help he needs. He's never been a team player, however I think his issues go deeper than baseball.

ewokpelts
05-09-2011, 04:30 PM
Has there ever been a worse trade than Milton Bradley/Carlos Silva?it was an ok trade for the cubs, as they got 1/2 a season out of silva where he was decent or actually good. and they got money for silva!

WhiteSox5187
05-09-2011, 04:54 PM
First off, I am not surprised. At his best Bradley was a pretty good hitter and even then it was only a year and half run, but he never put up the kind of numbers to justify the problems he caused.

Secondly and more importantly, I hope that this guy gets help. This goes beyond the sort of Manny Ramirez being a lousy teammate type of thing and is probably a serious mental problem. I hope he can address the issue and fix it.

Medford Bobby
05-09-2011, 04:59 PM
It's funny how guys with a lot of personal baggage STILL manage to get great contracts and never really have a long string of decent seasons to warrant such....:scratch:

DSpivack
05-09-2011, 06:38 PM
It's funny how guys with a lot of personal baggage STILL manage to get great contracts and never really have a long string of decent seasons to warrant such....:scratch:

Talent doesn't lie, each team thinks they can be the ones to turn him around. Kind of like left-handed relievers, you don't have to actually perform to keep on getting jobs.

TDog
05-09-2011, 07:03 PM
Has there ever been a worse trade than Milton Bradley/Carlos Silva?

Steve Stone jokes that the trade in which the White Sox sent him to the Cubs for Ron Santo was a trade that hurt both teams.

But no deals involving Milton Bradley or Carlos Silva ever made any sense to me. That last one was an epic headshaker.

Foulke You
05-09-2011, 07:26 PM
Talent doesn't lie, each team thinks they can be the ones to turn him around. Kind of like left-handed relievers, you don't have to actually perform to keep on getting jobs.
I agree with your post but Bradley may have finally played his way out of the game this time. There are only so many chances you will get. The only way I see him landing an MLB roster spot this season is if someone gets hurt and a team is desperate to land an inexpensive bat to fill in.

Zisk77
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
I agree with your post but Bradley may have finally played his way out of the game this time. There are only so many chances you will get. The only way I see him landing an MLB roster spot this season is if someone gets hurt and a team is desperate to land an inexpensive bat to fill in.

Or the one place he seemed to have success - Texas - takes a chance as a Hamilton band aid.

kittle42
05-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Or the one place he seemed to have success - Texas - takes a chance as a Hamilton band aid.

No need - Murphy's a better player than Bradley.

soxinem1
05-09-2011, 09:44 PM
Has there ever been a worse trade than Milton Bradley/Carlos Silva?

Yes, Andre Eithier for Milton Bradley. Think OAK wouldn't mind a do-over on that one?

doublem23
05-09-2011, 10:12 PM
Yes, Andre Eithier for Milton Bradley. Think OAK wouldn't mind a do-over on that one?

Yeah but I think LA is pretty happy with that one.

russ99
05-09-2011, 10:26 PM
I'll claim his funky alien sunglasses of waivers...

But not him.

soxinem1
05-09-2011, 10:42 PM
Talent doesn't lie, each team thinks they can be the ones to turn him around. Kind of like left-handed relievers, you don't have to actually perform to keep on getting jobs.

LH relievers don't get 3 year, $36 million contracts though, even from CHC.

DSpivack
05-09-2011, 10:47 PM
LH relievers don't get 3 year, $36 million contracts though, even from CHC.

No, but they do get plenty of bad contracts that aren't deserved of their performance.

doublem23
05-09-2011, 10:50 PM
LH relievers don't get 3 year, $36 million contracts though, even from CHC.

http://nbchardballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/rafael-soriano-yankees-e1303931610344.jpg?w=287
No, but sometimes RH relievers do.

StillMissOzzie
05-10-2011, 12:30 AM
I don't see how anyone would be crazy enough to take that contract, or him on their team.

If Seattle ends up releasing him, then someone would only need to be crazy enough to pick up the MLB minimum, with Seattle on the hook for the balance.

I think that Bradley and Silva should both sail off to a warm island, collect there $1M/month, and argue over whose round it is.

SMO
:gulp:

Bucky F. Dent
05-10-2011, 07:08 AM
What an obscene waste of physical talent.

tstrike2000
05-10-2011, 10:08 AM
Oh well. Not a bad player, but what a head case.