The Mariners are reportedly close to a deal with the Cubs that would land them Milton Bradley in exchange for Carlos Silva.
After signing Chone Figgins and trading for Cliff Lee, many believed that the Ms had essentially locked up the AL West and were ready to be competitors. However, with the signing of Milton Bradley, the Ms have chosen, instead, to throw in the towel.
Milton Bradley, known for his mad board game skills, has a reputation for tearing apart clubhouses with his post-winning-a-board-game antics. He spends most of his time in the clubhouse defeating teammates in Connect Four, then wearing down their egos with constant trash talk. By the time they get out on the field, most players are barely able to contain the tears, let alone play Major League ball. Bradley is also known for not getting along with water coolers and Lou Piniellas.