Diamond Thoughts – 5/10/2011
Posted by Rich Stowe on May 10, 2011
Welcome to the Diamond Thoughts for May 10th.
Milton Bradley was designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners yesterday. This means they have 10 days to trade, release or send him to the minors. In my opinion, Bradley is one of the worst players in baseball. He has zero accountability and is always blaming someone else for the issues he has on the field. Whether it’s racist fans in Chicago or any of many other excuses, it’s never Bradley’s fault. He has a bad attitude, is constantly arguing with umpires (even bumping one last week), dogging it on defense and thinks he’s actually a better player than his entire career has shown. He is owed $13 million this season, so I don’t think the Mariners will just cut him (they’d still have to pay him), so I think they find any team willing to part with any minor leaguer (any level) simply to get rid of him. Bradley is one of those players that just needs to go away.
Last night, Carl Crawford hit a walk-off double in the 11th inning to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins. The hit extended Crawford’s hit streak to nine games. Yes, nine games isn’t as impressive as Ethier’s 30 game streak, but with the slow start to the season Crawford’s had it’s huge. As a Yankee fan, the last thing I wanted to see was Crawford starting to heat up.
Zach Greinke won is first game for the Milwaukee Brewers last night. In his second start of the season, Greinke pitched 6 innings giving up 5 hits, 2 runs and striking out 9 while not walking anyone. The Brewers beat the Padres 4-3.
Sorry for such a short Diamond Thoughts, but Mondays in the baseball are very slow!