Padres Unlikely To Pursue Milton Bradley

The Padres have what is arguably the worst offense in the game, hitting .230/.306/.337 with the third fewest runs (127) and most strikeouts (307) in baseball. And that's after yesterday's 13-run, 23-hit outburst. Despite the struggles, GM Jed Hoyer told Darren Smith of XX1090 Sports Radio that he "[doesn't] think it's likely" they'll pursue the recently designated for assignment Milton Bradley. Gaslamp Ball provides a link to the mp3 as well as a roundup of the entire interview.

Hoyer indicated that Bradley has supporters in the Padres' clubhouse, including manager Bud Black. The outfielder spent part of the 2007 season in San Diego, hitting .313/.414/.590 with 11 homers in 42 games before a knee injury ended his year. Over the last two seasons though, Bradley has hit just .209/.298/.351 in 393 plate appearances with the Mariners. Yesterday we heard that at least one executive believes his career is over, though several others think he'll get another chance.

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  1. Milton Bradley back to San Diego? Not happening. Oh yeah, because that’s exactly who I want around the Padres younger impressionable players. Bradley’s batting under 220, 2 HR’s 13 some odd RBI. Anger management, counseling aside, benching(‘s), Not only is he a cancer in the clubhouse, by reputation or his actions, but he’s not even an upgarde over the current players on the Padres roster.

    • 0bsessions 4 years ago

      Excellent insight. I absolutely couldn’t have gathered as much simply from the title of this entry.

      • Of course, because in the title of the “story” goes in depth and talks extensively about the young impressionable players Bradley would be around. The simple point of my comment, if you caught it in the very beginning, ”
        Milton Bradley back to San Diego? Not happening”.

        • 0bsessions 4 years ago

          That last quote is literally all your posts said when I put in that response and was what I was responding to. Cool that you added more, but you must admit that the original remark was pretty insubstantial, as evidenced by the fact you felt the need to edit it.

          • Verbal judo aside ^

            I didn’t “edit” anything. I had already made a comment regarding Bradley on Monday when he was initially let go. All I did was copy my same statment I made. Yes, it was a very casual statement. I mean, it’s Milton Bradley.

          • 0bsessions 4 years ago

            I’m going to have to call Disqus/MLBTR shenanigans on this one, then. Sorry if I misinterpretted, but when I first came into the thread, that was most certainly the only thing in here.

  2. TJames101 4 years ago

    Uncle Milty should try his hand in another profession. Something a little outside the spotlight, maybe he could try deep sea fishing.

    • briankoke 4 years ago

      Yoga instructor?

    • Ben_Cherington 4 years ago

      uncle??? I thought he was your Dad! My mistake

    • Jason Klinger 4 years ago

      Anger-management consultant?

      • Slopeboy 4 years ago

        Seeing that Milton finds racism everywhere he goes, he could find work in a washing machine as a black agitator.

        • iheartyourfart 4 years ago

          you might feel the same if umpires yelled racial epithets at you during a game

          • Slopeboy 4 years ago

            It’s a joke. He’s been a time bomb everywhere he’s played. I’m sure EVERYONE has been assaulted by a racial slur sometime in their life. While it’s down right wrong, it should not excuse you being an absolute Arse everywhere you go. That’s always been his problem. You want to use that lame excuse to defend him? fine, but you, nor him cannot escape nor hide his track record. That speaks for itself.

  3. Slopeboy 4 years ago

    Seriously, I thought that the Padres needing some offensive help might take a gamble, only having to pay the minimum in salary. But on second thought, the only thing consistant about him is that he blows up everywhere he goes.

  4. If he could still play center, Washington might try him. It’s hard to imagine anyone being excited by him, but a second tier team that has taken on the occasional head case in the past might be his best bet. The usual caveats about him having trouble staying healthy even as a DH apply, of course, but he has played center before.

    And also, with the total jerk thing.

    But then, they went on to unload both Milledge and Morgan, so maybe not.

    • Washington hasn’t really picked up a lot of ‘head cases’ since Rizzo took over. I really don’t want to see Milton in baseball anymore.

  5. woadude 4 years ago

    Hey, I hope you guys aren’t forgetting what happened the last time you had Milton Bradley, you got him injured, he came back and was very productive for you and if it wasn’t for an umpire being unprofessional he wouldn’t of tore his ACL, I think the Padres brought out the best in him, just my opinion but League minimum and you would get more out of Bradley then the Yankees will of Silva.

  6. safari_punch 4 years ago

    If Milton Bradley returns to San Diego, he will be bigger than Tony Gwynn and Strasburg, combined.

    • Gumby65 4 years ago

      Ooops hit LIKE when I meant to hit reply. Now that I’ve hit reply, I am still reeling from hitting “Like” and I have lost my whole train of thought…

  7. Has anyone considered the possibility of Milton returning to the Rangers?  Ron Washington appears to be the only person capable of keeping Milton in check.  Also, his best year was undoubtedly in Arlington.

    With Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton on the DL, and Julio Borbon possibly going there as well, the Rangers ARE in need of some outfielders.  Plus, if he were to get out of line, the Rangers CEO is STILL the MVN (Most Valuable Noogie-er) of MLB.

  8. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    He has exactly as much right to say something without sarcasm as I have to issue said sarcasm without someone taking jabs at me about it, which is to say none. The internet, she is a dangerous place. But, really, you chastise me for arguing about nothing and your solution to the matter is…arguing about nothing?

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