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The white elephant deal

The Cubs' Milton Bradley nightmare is over, but is Carlos Silva the answer?

Updated: December 18, 2009, 10:48 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Our long civic nightmare is finally over. Forget about our sky-high sales tax, malfunctioning parking meters and impending snow-covered roads.

Jay Cutler's 22 interceptions and the 2016 Olympic bid disaster have nothing on Milton Bradley's 40-RBI season.

With a proverbial gun to his head, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry dealt his $30 million headache to the Seattle Mariners on Friday for $6 million in salary relief and Carlos Silva, in that order.

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