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Mariners designate Bradley for assignment

Posted on: May 9, 2011 2:32 pm
Edited on: May 9, 2011 2:37 pm
By Matt Snyder

For a few hours, it appeared Milton Bradley had avoided being cut loose by the Mariners, as they designated Ryan Langerhans for assignment Monday morning in promoting Mike Wilson. Only now the Mariners have decided to designate Bradley for assignment, too, recalling Carlos Peguero in a corresponding move. ( via Twitter)

This move will almost certainly lead to Bradley's release. The other options are the Mariners trading Bradley to another team within 10 days -- I'll pause for laughter here -- or Bradley clearing waivers and being sent to the minors. And he'd have to accept the assignment in the latter case. So, again, the most likely scenario is Bradley is released and if any team should really want him, they could then grab him for the league minimum with the Mariners eating a little more than $9 million this season on the contract.

Bradley's contract was originally signed with the Cubs, who shipped Bradley after one tumultuous season to Seattle for another awful contract in Carlos Silva. The Mariners ended up paying Bradley a bit more than they owed Silva in the trade.

As is becoming pretty commonplace, Bradley will be leaving a pretty sour taste in the mouths of fans.

The Mariners were Bradley's eighth team and he's been in the league for 12 seasons. For a while (about 2003-2008), Bradley was a bad seed with tons of production when actually healthy and sane. Now he's just a bad seed, as he hit .209 with a .649 OPS, bad defense and several on- and off-field problems in two seasons (just 101 games) for the Mariners.

It's possible this is the end of Bradley's major-league career, but there are still 22 teams who haven't given him a shot. He'll probably get at least one more chance.

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Category: MLB

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2011 3:25 pm

Mariners designate Bradley for assignment

You would have a chip on your shoulder too if you were named for a board game.....

Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: May 9, 2011 3:21 pm

Mariners designate Bradley for assignment

Yup, I agree, Bradley is bad news.  My only concern is Peguero, I mean, he's got tons of power but whiffs like a windmill out there.  Don't the M's have anyone else in their farm or is it that desolate?

Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: May 9, 2011 3:15 pm

Mariners designate Bradley for assignment

Glad to see him gone.  The M's really need to send Saunders down.  He's the worst hitter in baseball right now and clearly needs to be in AAA.  Releasing Langerhans is not a good move.  He provides flexibility and has hit with some power. 

Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: May 9, 2011 3:10 pm

Mariners designate Bradley for assignment

na na na na, hey hey, goodbye. Mental Bradley take your earplugs and go. You have deeper issues than your swing at the plate or defensive issues in the field. Damn, did the Mariners bend over backwards to help you out or what? The only thing now left is a lobotomy for you to relieve you of those voices in your head. Your earplugs we now find out was trying to keep you from letting those voices out instead of hearing from the outside world and upsetting you.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2011 3:03 pm

Mariners designate Bradley for assignment

He's a legend in his own mind...with a huge chip on his shoulder.  Very bad combo.  If he ever just went out and played the game, and lived up to his capabilities he could be something special.  Too bad....I know I don't feel bad for him, not many of us have MLB abilities...too bad he has an all about me personality.

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2011 2:57 pm

Mariners designate Bradley for assignment

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: May 9, 2011 2:50 pm

Mariners designate Bradley for assignment

Good Ridance! I hope no other team takes a chance on this guy and he just simply goes away!

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