In a move that can be filed under way past due, the Cleveland Guardians have designated Bobby Bradley and Logan Allen for assignment.
Bradley was an option at first base but has been supplanted by Owen Miller and to a lesser extent Josh Naylor. Miller and Naylor have produced while possessing an ability to put bat to ball that Bradley lacks. Bradley was not someone who was going to be a franchise cornerstone as he doesn’t produce enough to warrant extended playing time with his extreme three true outcome approach thag is really just one outcome, strikeouts.
Allen has not been able to find his footing in Cleveland as he has largely struggled across the board. The 25-year old hurler has a 5.45 ERA, 1.572 WHIP, and 6.9 K/9 in 22 games (69.1 IP).
The Guardians being able to turn the page on players that are not working out versus continued playing time for no reason is a massive step forward. This team cannot be held hostage by the occasional bursts of offense of players from the past (Jesus Aguilar, Yandy Diaz). Some players may experience success elsewhere but are not necessarily right for the moment on a contending team, the latter applied to the aforementioned names.