Cubs’ worst 10 free agent signings of all-time

Man, there were warning signs with this move almost from the word go. Bradley, known to have a mercurial personality, was ejected for arguing a strike three call with the bases loaded on April 16, 2009.

Yes, got tossed in his first at-bat in a Cubs uniform at Wrigley. Actually.

The drama didn’t stop there; manager Lou Piniella sent Bradley home during a June game against the White Sox for throwing his helmet and smashing a water cooler. He also forgot how many outs there were that month against the Twins, catching a ball with one down and throwing it into the stands.

Later in the season, he criticized the team in a newspaper interview, leading the Cubs to suspend him for the rest of the season. They traded him to the Mariners in the offseason.

The Cubs signed Bradley, a switch hitter, to add a formidable bat to a righty heavy lineup. He hit .257/.378/.397 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs (126 games), and by adding in his behavior, this takes the cake for worst signing in club history.

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