Milton Bradley Seattle Mariners

Age: 43 (April 15, 1978) | 6' 0" | 215lbs. | Bats: Both
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CLE AL 2001 10 18 3 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .300 .278 10 15 .267 n/a
MON NL 2001 67 220 19 49 19 62 16 3 1 19 7 4 .223 .288 .336 8 26 .306 n/a
CLE AL 2002 98 325 48 81 32 58 18 3 9 38 6 3 .249 .317 .406 9 16 .279 n/a 8
CLE AL 2003 101 377 61 121 64 73 34 2 10 56 17 7 .321 .421 .501 14 16 .371 n/a 23
LAN NL 2004 141 516 72 138 71 123 24 0 19 67 15 11 .267 .362 .424 12 21 .317 n/a 20
LAN NL 2005 75 283 49 82 25 47 14 1 13 38 6 1 .290 .350 .484 8 15 .308 n/a 14
OAK AL 2006 96 351 53 97 51 65 14 2 14 52 10 2 .276 .370 .447 13 16 .304 n/a 14
OAK AL 2007 19 65 6 19 8 14 4 0 2 7 2 1 .292 .373 .446 11 19 .340 n/a 3 2
SD NL 2007 42 144 31 45 23 27 5 1 11 30 3 1 .312 .414 .590 14 16 .321 n/a 10 9
TEX AL 2008 126 414 78 133 80 112 32 1 22 77 5 3 .321 .436 .563 16 22 .388 n/a 25 23
CHN NL 2009 124 393 61 101 66 95 17 1 12 40 2 3 .257 .378 .397 14 20 .310 n/a 9 10
SEA AL 2010 73 244 28 50 28 75 9 1 8 29 8 2 .205 .292 .348 10 27 .258 n/a 5 4
SEA AL 2011 28 101 12 22 13 31 6 1 2 13 4 0 .218 .313 .356 11 27 .294 45/13/42 2 2
Career 12yrs 1042 3605 541 976 496 817 202 17 125 481 88 40 .271 .364 .440 12 20 .317 n/a
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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '10
Well, having owned him in some of his better times, I still appreciate the talent. Targeted him this year, but didn't get him. Now he's been dropped to waivers in my league, so I'm thinking, will he make it back? If so how soon? And how long could I afford to stash him?

But it's probably better to let him be somebody else's problem, no?
Paul Benninghoff PaulB
May 8 '10
Actually, I relent. It turns out MB may truly be one mcnugget shy of a happy meal.
All kidding aside, I hope he's able to straighten himself out, for his family's sake as well as his own. I can only imagine the pressure of performing in the bigs, on top of whatever ails him, must be monumental.
GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
May 5 '10
I relent; maybe it is Bradley.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 5 '10
More controversy

This from mynorthwest.com:

By Mike Salk

The Mariners appear to have a serious problem. Milton Bradley left the team last night in the middle of the game. Bradley apparently left after striking out looking in the sixth inning with the bases loaded.

According to a source, Bradley yelled at the umpire from the bench before being told by Don Wakamatsu to cool it. Wakamatsu said that he would handle the umpire himself. Bradley responded that someone had to say something and that if Wak wouldn't, then he would.
According to the source, a few minutes later Bradley walked back over to the skipper and said, "I'm packing my stuff. I'm out of here." And then he left.

Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik said Bradley is still a member of the team. "Milton is part of what we're doing," he told me this morning. "Anything that happens between a manager and his players should be handled internally. Sometimes tempers flare over the course of a season. Wakamatsu thought it was time for Milton to come out."

Baseball has a lot of "unwritten rules" and people love to rag on it. But one of the best is that players have to be there for their team and their teammates. If Bradley left his team in the middle of a game (a winnable one no less), then how can his teammates know to trust him going forward?
GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
May 5 '10
ML, if he were white I'd call him an injury prone, overrated, wife-beating jerk.
GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Apr 29 '10
Alex saliently made this point in one of his books about Rickey Henderson vs. Lenny Dykstra. But Bradley isn't Henderson. He definitely has some personal issues that go beyond a media or fan bias based on his ethnicity. Is there something to that? Probably, sure. But Bradley's problems go beyond this.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 29 '10
If he were a white guy, he'd be "hard-nosed" and "fiesty"...
Mike Landau ML-
Apr 28 '10
Not sure it's a racial thing here Eugene. I think MB is just a jerk, regardless of his ethnicity.
I mean, who the Hell in their right mind places a full page ad in the major daily of the city you are leaving blasting your former team, manager, ownership and fans? Granted, they are Cubs fans, but come on.
Then there's the whole domestic abuse issue, which is completely unacceptable and inexcusable.
GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Apr 28 '10
Bradley is portrayed in the media like a broodish angry black man with all of the baggage attached to it. When you actually learn about Bradley himself, you find out that he doesn't fit the stereotype that he's been tarred with. I remember reading a bio some time ago about his middle class upbringing, his well educated parents, etc. I don't doubt that he has a low frustration tolerance, is on the extreme end of competitiveness, and probably doesn't suffer fools well.

When he got injured in SD due to his attempt to get to the umpire, it was the umpire who was suspended for his actions. But, Bradley was not. And, it's not like Bradley is the first player to have a falling out with Lou Pinella. I recall a clubhouse fight between Sweet Lou and one of the Nasty Boys- maybe Rob Dibble?.

He hasn't been able to stay healthy throughout his career, but that's not a character flaw. I don't blame him for not trusting the media. Of course that means that the media only reports based upon previous false reports and it spirals out of control worse.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 28 '10