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  • I contributed to THT Forecasts, which you can read about here and here. I don't know how this compares with Fangraphs' 2010 Second Opinion, so, uh, buy them both? Or don't. I'm the worst salesman ever. Truth be told, I haven't been the same since I burned my English muffin twenty minutes ago.

  • Milton Bradley blames Chicago for his 2009 season. Says Bradley:

    "Two years ago, I played, and I was good," Bradley said. "I go to Chicago, not good. I’ve been good my whole career. So, obviously, it was something with Chicago, not me."

    He added: "Just no communication. I never hit more than 22 homers in my career, and all of a sudden I get to Chicago and they expect me to hit 30. It doesn’t make sense. History tells you I’m not going to hit that many. Just a lot of things that try to make me a player I’m not."

    The easy thing to say is that Bradley ought to take responsibility for his own performance. However, while he would've been better off had he taken his words and replaced them with other words, truth be told, Chicago presumably was a big factor in his disappointing campaign, and personally, I love how he's still poking them with a stick even though he's a long way gone. I can't pinpoint exactly what it is about Chicago that rubs me the wrong way, but apparently I'm on Bradley's side here instead of theirs, so there's gotta be something.

    If Bradley blows up at the media this year, it'll be because Paul Sullivan or Phil Rogers sneaked into the locker room. 

  • Lineups are out for today's charity game between the Mariners and Padres, from which all proceeds will benefit the Padres. Note how San Diego is playing pretty much its entire starting lineup while the best Mariner is Michael Saunders. This is embarrassing for one of us. I just haven't figured out who.