9/19 Bradley: Chicago "not positive"

Milton Bradley says Chicago is “not a positive environment” and he can understand why the Cubs haven’t won in 100 years. In a one on one interview with the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.), Bradley was asked if he enjoyed his first season in Chicago.

“Not really,” he said. “It’s just not a positive environment. I need a stable, healthy, enjoyable environment. There’s too many people everywhere in your face with a microphone asking the same questions repeatedly. Everyone is just bashing you. You go out there and play harder than anybody on the field and never get credit for it. It’s just negativity.

“And you understand why they haven’t won in 100 years here, because it’s negative,” he said. “It’s what it is.”

Asked who he was talking about, Bradley said: “It’s everything. It’s everybody.”

The switch-hitter was added because the Cubs wanted another left-handed bat, yet he was hitting .231 this season from the left side, and .257 overall, a significant drop from his .321 average last year with Texas.

This is the first year of a three-year, $30 million deal with the Cubs. Bradley had pursued the team, telling GM Jim Hendry after a dinner this past offseason, “I want to be a Chicago Cub if you want me.” However, it’s been a tumultuous season for the outfielder, who missed Saturday’s game because of inflammation in his left knee.

Any regrets?

“No, I made the decision,” Bradley told the Daily Herald. “It is what it is.”

– Carrie Muskat

7 Comments

Milton Bradley really is the village idiot. He’s surprised no one’s giving him credit when he signs for that kind of money, hits .257, strikes out nearly 100 times in only 124 games and drives in 40 runs. His detachment from reality is more sad than funny. Cub fans will be talking about what a disasterous signing this was for years to come.

I can tell Milton Bradley tries hard. But why do you think he’s been on so many different teams in his career? It’s pretty clear that it’s because of his extremely short fuse and negative clubhouse influence, and/or his inconsistency and knack for underperforming. 2008 was a career year for him, and not many expected him to duplicate that success. I don’t blame Bradley for all that has happened so much as the Cubs for signing him. His attitude is nothing new, and there was no reason for anyone to believe he was going to suddenly change and become an angel the moment he put on that Cubs uniform. If they wanted another left-handed bat, they should have gone after Raul Ibanez (for about the same amount of money) or Bobby Abreu (for much less money). It’s another instance of a boneheaded move that defined the Cubs’ 2009 season, along with dumping Mark DeRosa and Jason Marquis.

i knew this guy was a head case when they signed him , no one wants this hoodlum . get out of chicago bradley every-time you come to bat with runners on you choke. you arent that great defensively so where do you get off thinking that you are all that… beat it go back to long beach you spoiled over paid racist

This knucklehead should be released and the Cubs refuse to pay him for refusing to play….They should make the courts pay him the remaining of his contract…He probably cut his own throat now…Who would pick him up for now….

think we can trade this bum for the Pittsburgh Parrott or the Philly Phanatic. maybe we can get a hot dog for him from some where. I am so glad the Hendry got his head out of his butt and suspended bradley for the remainder of the season. Now hopefully we can say goodbye to him this offseason. Good Riddance Milton and dont let the door hit in the a** on the way out.

mknu13 you make it sound so simple…AND I AGREE!!!
Even if King Hendry The Brilliant tried and failed to sign either Ibanez or Abreu….he should not have signed Bradley.
That move must have gotten all the other GMs either scratching their heads or laughing out loud. Not to mention getting the St. Louis organization thinking they could take the division with the Cubs ADDING a bad Apple in Bradley, losing a stand-up talented player in DeRosa!!! The salt in the wound was Cleveland trading DeRosa to the Cards!!!
Boy did that trade come back and bite Hendry in the bag of balls.

ALLL YOU HEAR IS THAT BRADLEY IS THE WORST SIGNING EVER I DISAGREE ALLOF HIS SIGNING THIS YEAR WAS A FAILURE NOTHING HENDRY DID WORK OUT THIS YEAR SURE BRADLEY MOUTH HAS GOT HIM IN SOME HOT WATER AND HE HAS MADE SOME MISTAKE AT LEASE YOU KNOW WHERE HIS HEAD ATI WILL TAKE A OUT SPOKENING PERSON OVER A NON RESPONDSE PERSON OR ONE WITH A LIKE OF EMOTION ALL HE AND SORIANO NEED IS TUFF LOVE HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR NOT PLAYING BALL THE RIGHT WAY OR FOR NOT PUT THE TEAM FIRST OVER THERE STAT WHEN THEY DO NOT PLAY THE RIGHT WAY OR GIVE A GOOD EFFORT IN THE FIELD SIT THEM NO MATTER WHAT THERE PAY IS

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