Cubs Trade Bradley to Mariners for Silva Sports Betting

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

Sports betting had an interesting trade recently in Major League Baseball as the Chicago Cubs unloaded malcontent Milton Bradley for Seattle pitcher Carlos Silva.

The Mariners have been extremely active this off-season, making a number of moves that could impact their online sports betting odds.

Sports betting indicated that the Cubs will get $9 million in the deal. The Mariners are hoping they can keep Bradley under control. When he is motivated and quiet, Bradley is a productive player who can impact online sports betting. The Cubs though are happy to get rid of him and his contract while the Mariners are happy to get rid of Silva and his contract. Silva is due $25 million over the next two sports betting seasons while Bradley is owed $22 million.

Bradley did not play well for the Cubs last sports betting baseball season and feuded with manager Lou Piniella and caused more trouble than he was worth. But that is nothing new for Bradley. He usually gets into trouble wherever he goes. Online sports betting indicated that teams still want him though because he can hit. Even in a poor sports betting season a year ago, he hit .257 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs in 124 games for the Cubs.

Silva was a major sports betting bust for the Mariners. He signed a four-year, $48 million deal with the Mariners after the 2007 sports betting year and did nothing with Seattle. What the Cubs are going to do with him remains a mystery since many people believe Silva is done as an effective pitcher. The Cubs may look at him as a fifth starter next sports betting season. They could also use Silva as a spot starter or they could move him into the bullpen. That is a lot of money to pay for a reliever though when he would be a middle relief guy.

On paper, the sports betting move seems to work for Seattle but Bradley has proven in the past he can ruin any clubhouse. The Mariners have been making a number of moves this sports betting baseball off-season. They got Cliff Lee from the Phillies and they picked up Chone Figgins from the Angels. With the addition of Bradley they may have some more pop in their lineup that can impact online sports betting results. They are projecting Bradley for left field next sports betting season.

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