CUBS ACQUIRE SILVA FROM THE MARINERS
The Chicago Cubs acquired right-hander Carlos Silva and cash from the Mariners on Friday in exchange for outfielder Milton Bradley. Silva, who has two years and $25 million left on his four-year deal, was 4-15 in 28 starts in 2008 and 1-3 with a 8.60 ERA in eight games (six starts) last season.
Bradley, who has two years and $21 million remaining on his deal, batted .257 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs for the Cubs this season.
This is obviously a situation where there were looking for a player with a similar contract so they could dump Bradly who was a big distraction in the club house. Not sure I would rather pay a guy that money who is 4-15 but maybe a change in scenery will help him.
Pitchers and Catchers report to spring training in 58 days.