Is the Chicago Cubs’ Interest in Rudy Jaramillo Milton Bradley-Related?

October 15, 2009 by  

Rumors are swirling around Chicago that the Cubs, who fired two hitting coaches during the 2009 season, have strong interest in former Texas Rangers coach Rudy Jaramillo.

Jaramillo's resume stands on its own merits. During his 10-year tenure in Texas, 17 Rangers won Silver Slugger Awards. He gets a lot of the credit for the Rangers being an offensive powerhouse over the last decade.

But my interest in this rumor is deeper than a great hitting coach being available...

Could the Cubs' interest in Jaramillo be directly tied to their inability to unload disgruntled outfielder Milton Bradley? And, if Jaramillo does indeed come to Chicago, does that mean Bradley stays?

Bradley had by far his best season in Major Lea...

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