Mariners Retaining Milton Bradley

The Mariners plan to keep Milton Bradley and have him compete for a starting job in Spring Training, writes Larry Stone of the Seattle Times.

Bradley was arrested earlier this month after allegedly threatening a woman in southern California — the latest in a long line of off-field troubles — leading some to wonder whether the M's would cut bait with the embattled outfielder/DH.

Bradley is entering the final year of a three-year contract he originally signed with the Cubs prior to the 2009 season. He was dealt to Seattle before last season.

As for whether the outcome of Bradley's court date could change the Mariners' decision to keep him, GM Jack Zduriencik declined comment, Stone writes.

Bradley, 33, played in just 73 games in 2010.


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29 Comments on "Mariners Retaining Milton Bradley"


OregonWakefan49
4 years 7 months ago

Seattle is going to finish in last place again, at the very least the owners/front office guys could put a decent group of guys on the field for the fans to root for. They should just swallow the 11 million and cut him. Don’t start Eric Wedge’s tenure as manager with a negative, get him outta there.

4 years 7 months ago

What are they smoking? This guy is bad news. He has serious emotional and mental problems. There is no upside to this. As a Cub fan who endured his insanity for one year I can attest that there is no hope in this case. Dump him whatever the cost.

4 years 6 months ago

You are 100% RIGHT. This poor guy is just one messed up individual. It never ends with him. I just saw him at his best on the 50 best MLB ejections. He was pushing his own players around to get back to the ump to keep arguing and fell down and hurt his knee and had to be practically carried off the field. SO LAME, FUNNY, and sad if you have to go their. He has made a fortune playing a game and should have a great life. Can’t feel sorry for someone that stupid.

4 years 7 months ago

Einstein: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…”

start_wearing_purple
4 years 7 months ago

Got to admit though, 5 teams in 4 years is impressive for player that’s normally above average.

AJCBE
4 years 7 months ago

Seeing as his name is Milton Bradley, shouldn’t he be paid in Monopoly money?

4 years 7 months ago

Even then, he likely wouldn’t earn his salary.

4 years 7 months ago

although he could use the Get out of Jail Free card about now.

4 years 6 months ago

3 witty comments in a row? Touche, men, touche.

danorage
4 years 6 months ago

parker brothers dude!

4 years 7 months ago

Doesn’t this nonsense behavior get punished in the NFL more? This guy is a joke. Hopefully Jack Z. is just waiting for the court date so releasing him is less of a judgment call or something.

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 7 months ago

At least Bradley is always good for a freak out at some point in the season. Keeps things amusing.

coolstorybro222
4 years 7 months ago

This is like a abusive relationship. Jack Z is having trouble admitting he isn’t worth the money.

m4r1n3r
4 years 7 months ago

Yes its looking like it will be another rough year. As for the reason for keeping Bradley. You gotta give him a shot with the general lack of power on the team. Unless he really kills it in spring training he’ll be cut loose.

4 years 7 months ago

Must be nice to be an absolute disfunctional waste of space yet never have to worry about a job. For example if you were an employee at a bank and you assaulted a woman you would not even be considered for employment at Wal Mart, McDonalds, etc.. You get the point more less continue to act like a neandrathal like this disease does.

4 years 7 months ago

seems as if the Mariners are already throwing the baseball into the stands.

gunsnascar
4 years 7 months ago

as a cubs fan I am very sorry for what hendry did to you off season last year kind of……milton bradley is a POS as a human being and as a cubs fan Im extremely glad to see him gone but still this being said im sorry for your loss of production this year from that position this year
and silva may suck but he atleast makes a contribution to the win /loss total on the good side so far for the cubbys

Hoosierdaddy92
4 years 6 months ago

well said

macdice
4 years 7 months ago

Jack Z said “As of right now, he’s a part of the organization, and we’re planning on him coming into spring training and competing for a job.” That is just GM talk. Yes, he is part of the team technically. Anyone they invite in spring training will try and compete for a job that does not mean that it willl happen. The Cardinals will have a 1B in spring training competing for a job but won’t win it. They are probably hoping that as the legal process goes on that they are able to his contact. If they cut him know then they stand no chance of getting any money back. That being said I would bet that as soon as it is determined that they can’t void his contract he will be released.

jwsox
4 years 7 months ago

I would bet they are on the phone with the comish’s office right now finding a way to void his deal…the second he gets convicted his money is gone…is the comish does not allow the M’s to void this deal then baseball needs a new comish

4 years 6 months ago

I don’t like the idea that the M’s should be able to gain a windfall from a player they acquired while knowing the risks. If the M’s wish to void Bradley’s contract they should have to pay, say 85% of the remaining worth to a charity or something.

woadude
4 years 6 months ago

Milton Bradley’s nickname should be Time Bomb, you know he is ticking and its only a matter of time before he goes off.

MaineluvstheSox
4 years 6 months ago

What an amazing p.o.s. of a human. He will be in jail before it’s over.

SalaryCapPlease
4 years 6 months ago

This dude needs a leash

Heliosphan
4 years 6 months ago

Why? With how little he’s on the field between injuries and personal problems, his production is easily replaceable.

Whole_New_World
4 years 6 months ago

I can’t see any upside to the M’s holding on to Bradley. And he can probably pretty easily delay his trial until after the ’11 season, so waiting for felony conviction in order to nullify his contract won’t work. Not that MLB players can’t handle themselves, but really, the guy could be dangerous in the clubhouse. Paranoid, angry, and under a huge amount of scrutiny and verbal assaults. I could see him REALLY snapping.

Victor Kipp
4 years 6 months ago

Why? Other than the fact that he’s black and they don’t wanna look like racists. You know Milton will accuse them of that just like he accuses every team he’s played for of that if they just release him. I’m sick of hearing about this guy. Plain and simple this man needs mental help.

4 years 7 months ago

Great for you. Shouldn’t get so upset about it. At least you’re not a fan of the Mets or Pirates (or Angels, lately). Sorry you have to have such a crappy team, and that your FO is incapable of making sound decisions. Don’t take it out on everybody else.

4 years 6 months ago

over-defensive much?