Give Big Geo credit for losing the weight this offseason.
He dropped 40lbs, which is no small feat. And of course, the hope is he’s lost his sophomore slump with the extra weight, too.
As a tribute to Soto, here’s what some other Cubs would weigh-in at having lost 40lbs–not that they all should, of course. But if there is a lone exception it’s none other than the round mound of pounds that is Carlos Silva.
Milton Bradley had to go, that was a given.
Whoever the Cubs got in return didn’t much matter; just making Bradley Cubs’ history was sufficient.
As it turns out, it’s right-hander Carlos Silva, who’s been dead weight (and over weight) for the Mariners the past two years.
Silva, however, is better than his 5-18 record in Seattle.
Let’s not confuse the Milton Bradley trade for a great day in Cubs’ history. The fact is it’s far from it.
Sorry, but trading the most cankerous sore in Cubs’ history for Carlos Silva just isn’t on par with no-hitters, record setting performances or dare I say, a world championship.
Doesn’t mean I’m not happy to see Bradley go. The truth is I’m thrilled.