I have little doubt Rudy Jaramillo can resurrect the Cubs offense from two seasons ago when they led the world in runs scored.
The man is widely regarded as the best in the business at his craft, and the Cubs are wisely paying him handsomely to perform his magic on the North Side.
But asking Jaramillo to heal the incurable Milton Bradley is foolish.
It’s true Bradley posted one of his best seasons in the majors during 2008 under Jaramillo’s tutelage in Texas, but I don’t care if Ted Williams returns from the freezer to coach the Cubs’ hitters, there’s no room for Bradley in Chicago if the Cubs want to win.
Landing Jaramillo may turn out to be Jim Hendry’s best catch this offseason, but if the GM fails to trade Bradley, however, it completely nullifies Jaramillo’s signing. End of story.
I said last year the only thing standing between the Cubs and a world championship was its right fielder.
Until Bradley is moved that doesn’t change, with or without Rudy Jaramillo.