As predicted by Dave Cameron from USS Mariner, Milton Bradley has been designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners.
Put simply: the Mariners are not a good team, they don’t plan on being a good team in the near future, Bradley doesn’t fit into their future plans for success, Bradley and his .669 OPS over 115 plate appearances doesn’t make Seattle better now or later.
The team is still on the hook to pay Bradley $12 million whether or not he suits up for the team ever again, but at the very least, we now have a verdict in the Carlos Silva for Milton Bradley trade ahead of the 2010 season. It appears as though Silva’s 2.1 WAR at the cost of $15.25 million for the Chicago Cubs narrowly beats out Bradley’s -0.4 WAR contribution at a $30 million cost for the Mariners.
Earlier today, the Mariners also designated Ryan Langerhans to make room on the 40 man roster for Mike Wilson.