Today the Cubs have finally traded disgruntled outfielder Milton Bradley to the Seattle Mariners got pitcher Carlos Silva. This trade was a swap of bad contracts. The Mainers are also sending 9 million over which the Cubs save 6 million in the deal.
Bradley has 2 years and 21 million left on his contract while Silva has 3 years and 34 million left with a mutual 2 million buyout. I am pretty sure the Cubs will try and do that.
Silva has been dealing with injuries the past years but has a good sinker when healthy. Silva will most likely be the Cubs fifth starter to take Harens spot in the rotation. It will probably be this: Zambrano, Dempster, Lilly Wells and then Silva in my opinion.
Silva did pitch last year and went 1-3 with a 8.60 era in 30.1 innings pitch. He is also 30 years old. I think he will help the Cubs (maybe) and I think he is better than Samardzija who is projected to be the Cubs 5th starter.
Since the Cubs traded Bradley today, a lot of reporters are reporting the Cubs can work on other thing like searching for a centerfielder.
At least this is finally over and I will keep you posted on the CF hunt.