Poll: Milton Bradley’s Future

Milton Bradley‘s tenure with the Mariners came to an unceremonious end last week when he was designated for assignment. “We felt Milton was not part of our future and not part of our present,” said GM Jack Zduriencik. “Therefore, the move was made.”

Bradley, 33, was hitting just .218/.313/.356 at the time of move, which actually raised his overall batting line with the Mariners to .209/.298/.351 in 393 plate appearances. He was in the final year of the three-year, $30MM contract he signed with the Cubs, and Seattle is still on the hook for his $12MM salary this season.

At least five executives doubt that Bradley will get another chance in the big leagues, citing his declining performance and behavioral issues. The Padres are unlikely to bring him back despite what might be the league’s worst offense. Teams have shown that they’re willing to put up with distractions as long as the player produces, which can’t be said about Bradley right now.

31 Responses to Poll: Milton Bradley’s Future Leave a Reply

  1. DrRamblings 4 years ago

     Calling him a cancer is an insult to cancer. He’s a bum and he doesn’t deserve to play in the Majors. 

  2. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    There’s No Crying in Baseball. Anymore. Because I Retired. The Milton Bradley Story

    coming to bookstores this summer

  3. qbass187 4 years ago

    I wouldn’t be shocked to see him end up back in TX for the minimum. It’s really the ONLY place he didn’t have any issues and seemed to thrive.
    That said, he’s a gigantic DOOSH!

    • Joshua William Novy I 4 years ago

       did MB also sit out games and not pinch hit on days off to protect his numbers? he was a hack with flawed numbers there now hes a hack with out a job

  4. Threat_Level_RedSox 4 years ago

    Hopefully if he can file for un-employment compensation, because thats the only way he will be getting a paycheck.

  5. I’m thinking a possibility for the tribe as a backup?  New coaching staff so things might be different.  He can’t be worse than Austin Kearns… 

    • Threat_Level_RedSox 4 years ago

       24-13 doesn’t exactly scream “we are so desperate we will even sign Milton Bradley”, no matter how bad Austin Kearns is.

  6. alphabet_soup5 4 years ago

    If he can suck it up and prove himself again in the minors, which I don’t see happening.

  7. I could possibly see the Phillies signing actually. 

  8. ZeroZeroZero 4 years ago

    Meet the Mets, meet the Mets, step right up and beat the Mets.

  9. JackBang 4 years ago

    Joe Maddens favorite player (not on his own team) in MLB is Milton Bradley. He loves the way he works an at-bat. The Rays tried very hard to get him when he was a free agent, but were blown away by the offer he got…which turned out to be a very bad mistake indeed. I can see the Rays going for him, after a short stint down at Durham—then he would replace Dan Johnson on the active roster. Madden would protect him, putting him only in the match up situations…   

  10. Ian_Smell 4 years ago

    He was a beast in m recent game

  11.  I think he’ll disappear for the rest of this season and show up in camp with someone next year.

  12. mattinglyfan 4 years ago

    I think he will go on to a successful career as a writer/illustrator of children’s books.  

  13. monkeyspanked 4 years ago

    No.  Milton Bradley is designing new board games and hanging out with Jermaine Dye.

    He is done.

  14. jondogg2010 4 years ago

    The truth of the matter is he shouldn’t be given another chance to play! He’s blown his chance and him taking away time from someone who will actually appreciate it is a shame!

  15.  Bradley probably earned around $17-18 million during his career after agent fees and taxes.  I don’t know what his lifestyle is but that should be more than enough for him to comfotably retire on.  Not to mention that he’s qualified for the pension when that kicks in for him.  Yeah, he could have done so much better if he’d only been a descent human being but I think he’s done well enough for himself, and he did it his way.  I hope he can derive some satisfaction out of that because if it were me I’d be bitterly disappointed  in the way my career had gone, I and I would be pointing my finger directly in the mirror.  I do not see any evidence that Bradley is capable of that except for a few weeks last summer when he decided to get help.  Obviously he either didn’t take it to heart or just ignored the lessons he was supposed to be learning.  Good luck to you Milton, time to move on and frustrate and terrorize some other bunch of people.

  16.  If there is anyone in the league who might have interest in giving Bradley another chance I would say it’s Dusty Baker.  Bradley may be a bit out of his league but I’ve seen Baker in the past try to pull black players who where in some trouble under his wing and give them another chance.  Baker is a players manager in a small market, if Bradley couldn’t succeed there, or at the very least stay out of trouble there then there really is no hope for him extending his career in the majors.

  17. Lastings 4 years ago

    The Nationals could use him; they only have about several other useless outfielders in the system, why not add another?

  18.  Funny that you are making fun of the Nationals while the pirates are the laughing stock (with the cubs) of baseball.

    • Lastings 4 years ago

      When did I ever mention I am with the Pirates? I WAS, now I’m the Charlotte Knights. The laughing stock of minor league baseball.

  19. valkscool 4 years ago

    I think another team will give him a chance, but he won’t do well.

  20. northsfbay 4 years ago

    He will never play again. He is toast. Do you think the Cubs could use him? LOL 

  21. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    for the about the author section

  22. johnsilver 4 years ago

     Has he been arrested for spousal abuse yet, or have  a team required to hire a personal “keeper” to keep him out of trouble 24 hours a day? Elijah Dukes may just not be as bad as this guy if not the 1st.

    Still.. Bradley is certifiably.. Off his rocker and should be banished from any GM’s go to list for ever dialing the number of.

  23. icedrake523 4 years ago

     In Bradley’s defense, the umpire did antagonize him (probably said the n-word) and was later punishd by MLB for it.

  24. hoagiebuchanan 4 years ago

    Unnecessary. Go home.

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