August 6, 2007

Milton Got Something to Say



根據San Francisco Chronicle的Susan Slusser和John Shea寫的"Bradley says Beane 'used me up" in '06",Bradley對於被A's交易顯然還耿耿於懷,文中訪談他透露出對A's GM Billy Beane的諸多不滿。

"Billy just has a way of thinking he's smarter and better than everyone else, and I don't take kindly to the better-than-you attitude," Bradley said at Petco Park before the Giants played the Padres on Saturday. "I don't think Billy cared about how I was. He knew he could use me for cheap and get a lot out of me. ... So he used me up last year and couldn't use me up any more. He always told me, when you're out on the field, you make me look good. I guess I wasn't out there to make him look good enough.
對於這些指控,Beane只有簡單地回應,"I wish him well, I wish him good luck. That's really it. Milton is in a good situation." 另外Bradley也爆料,指出A's隊上有不少人對總教練Bob Geren不滿,有人說Geren是"wishy-washy",也有人說他"oblivious",只是怕說出來對自己沒有好處,所以不敢公開具名,後面Beane和Ellis有出來幫Geren說話,這部分就不引述。

但我個人也對Geren很不滿,對於牛棚調度他並沒有比Macha高明多少,說到Macha,他出色的牛棚調度,讓Kiko Calero的球速從low 90's到現在勉強撐住mid 80's,真是了不起。另外也常常看到球員在場上和裁判爭論,Geren他老兄坐在dugout不動如山,雖然club chemistry這種無形的東西很難衡量,但我覺得Geren這部分做得非常差。

很多看過Moneyball的人,大概也都知道Beane喜歡在clubhouse裡面走來走去,Bradley對這部分也有話要說。

Later, according to several sources, Bradley yelled toward Beane, "Get out of the clubhouse, no one wants you here. Everyone's sick of you coming in here."

On Saturday, Bradley said, "I didn't appreciate a lot of people being in the clubhouse. There were too many people in there. It's not big enough for all that. Every time you look around, (Beane is) walking in the clubhouse, and then he has a smart comment to say to somebody. He told (Bobby) Kielty, 'Oh, you're stealing money.' Guys are working hard. Nobody wants to be hurt. I guess he forgot about that because he doesn't play anymore. It's just, every other day you come in the clubhouse, all the doors to the training room are closed, the office is closed, everything's a secret, and meetings all the time. It just gets old."

看得出來Bradley真的很不爽,但是Beane真的對Kielty說過那種話嗎?我寧願相信那是開玩笑,而一個人想攻擊另一個人時,他會找到題材發揮的,如果其他A's對這句話的反應跟Bradley一樣,我相信對Beane不滿的人會比對Geren不滿的人來得多,而且Bobby Kielty走的時候沒有傳出對球隊有什麼怨言。另外,今年騙最多錢的人是Loaiza吧。

反倒是Bradley後面還攻擊Beane不喜歡非裔美籍的球員,像Terrence Long、Chris Singleton、Jermaine Dye和Frank Thomas,這些人都相繼離隊。前面三個人都跟Ken Macha處得不好,Long跟Singleton打擊差導致上場時間有限,但Macha最偉大的創舉就是在季後賽關鍵時刻,用Adam Mulhuse代打Jermaine Dye,這無疑是奇恥大辱。Thomas是Ricciardi給他比較多錢才閃人,這部分我不認為Beane有什麼問題,何況Shannon Stewart都跳出來說Beane對他很好了。

Bradley脾氣不好眾所皆知,可是在A's期間沒看他發作過,或許是被DFA才怒火中燒也說不定,但這一次跳出來砲轟老東家對自己一點好處也沒有,年底就要進自由球員市場,雖然去Padres打得很好,不過他是過去一年半上DL五次的injury prone,無差別攻擊原隊GM並不會讓他年底拿到比較多錢。A's今年差不多確定玩完了,這種情況下球隊壓力雖然比較小,但氣氛恐怕也不會好到哪去,幾乎確定會是Beane上任以來戰績最差的一年,希望球季結束時勝率能超過五成就好。

3 comments:

豆先生 said...

Guys like Milton BraDLey...
What? So what?
Who are you?
Who are you Milton BraDLey to try to test Billy Beane a proven GM for ten years?

XD

Anonymous said...

真是嘴砲打的好,工作沒的找啊。

GoTribeYang said...

Bradley 好像離開球隊的時候常常會來這計回馬槍阿,回想當年他離開部落的時候 ... (遠目)