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Banks wanted Bradley to see Newton

Updated: March 4, 2010, 3:50 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks thought Milton Bradley's stay with the Chicago Cubs in 2009 could have been made easier with the help of Mack Newton, a fitness guru and motivational consultant who once was brought to Chicago to help Sammy Sosa.

But Bradley's one season with the Cubs deteriorated so badly that he was suspended toward the end of the season and traded in the offseason to the Seattle Mariners for Carlos Silva.

"[Bradley] is a neighbor of mine in California," Banks said ...

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