Lou Pinella said on ESPN radio yesterday that Milton Bradley played his last game as a member of the Chicago Cubs. We already knew that but it was nice for Pinella to speak.
Hot Stove Cubbies quick hits:
The Cubs will be in the market for an outfielder and the Cubs are most interested in Bobby Abreu, Johnny Damon, and Vladimir Guerrero and Jermaine Dye, Mike Cameron, and Marlon Byrd as their plan B. I prefer Vladimir Guerrero over the other 5 because he can still drive in runs and hit for a good average.
The Mets are to be dangling IF Luis Castilla and pitcher Oliver Perez for Milton Bradley. If the Cubs do trade Bradley for Castilla they will have to pay about 8 million of his contract but the Perez for Bradley, it will be contract for contract.
The Cubs are also looking at free agency for a 2nd baseman but do find Mark Teahen and Brandon Phillips also very appealing. My guess Figgins, Derosa again and Scutaro will be on there list.
I will keep you posted.