Link goes to Cot's Baseball Contracts homepage. I searched Cot's to find other deals that expire in two years and have a similar amount due as the Cubs owe Bradley. I'm not saying they will or should trade him straight up for someone else with a multi-million dollar contract, but the list is interesting because it shows how often these deals turn out badly. Here's the list: Gary Matthews, $23 Brian Fuentes, $18 Juan Pierre, $18.5 Rafael Furcal, $20.5 Carlos Silva, $25* Oliver Perez, $24 Francisco Rodriguez, $26.5* Brad Lidge, $24.5* Raul Ibanez, $23 Francisco Cordero, $25* Brandon Phillips, $18.75* J.D. Drew, $28 Daisuke Matsuzaka, $28 (3 years) Todd Helton, $40.3* Aaron Cook, $18.75* Gil Meche, $24 Magglio Ordonez, $18 (one year) Carlos Guillen, $26 Curtis Granderson, $25.75* (3 years) Joe Nathan, $22.5 Mark Buehrle, $28 Jorge Posada, $26.2 Robinson Cano, $21* Nick Swisher, $16.75* *includes buyout of one more year Just for discussion.