Instead, the fan stink seemingly forced Jim Hendry's hand now we have acquired this:
(Click on the chart for a larger presentation.)
An injured, angry, overpaid pitcher. And a blogger (me) in pain.
Presumably we are getting some cash as well. Hopefully, it's something like half of Silva's salary because, at current, our payroll is tighter than it was with Bradley. The amount is rumored to be around $9 million, which actually only frees up $6 million dollars. For a quick summary on this trade, please refer to the image below:
I think The Hardball Times covered this trade the best so far: "Seattle pulls wool over Cubs eyes with Bradley-Silva swap."