3/28 Lou's had enough of Bradley
Lou Piniella has moved on along with Milton Bradley. A reporter asked Piniella on Sunday abut how the Mariners are projecting Bradley to bat cleanup.
“He got off to a little bit of a rocky start with the bat,” Piniella said of Bradley, who batted .118 in the first month last year with the Cubs. “He’s certainly very capable of being a productive fourth hitter. He’s over there in Seattle and we wish him well.”
Bradley told Chicago reporters on Sunday that the media ran him out of town. Did Piniella think the media was unfair?
“I don’t think the media was unfair to anybody,” Piniella said. “The amazing thing about Milton is he played, he played a lot of ballgames. He played hard when he played. Offensively, he didn’t do the things that Jim [Hendry] envisioned when we brought him over here.
“Look, he’s a Mariner, we have [Carlos] Silva, we’re happy with Silva, and let’s hope both players have a positive impact on both teams.”
When a reporter tried to do a follow-up question, Piniella stopped him.
“I’ve had enough,” he said.
— Carrie Muskat