Cleveland Indians: Brad MIller knocks front office’s decision making

Cleveland Indians Brad Miller (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
Cleveland Indians Brad Miller (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Indians infielder Brad Miller was designated for assignment and he had some parting shots for the Tribe’s decision makers.

The Cleveland Indians decided to designate infielder Brad Miller for assignment, and one of the few players on the roster showing a competent ability to swing a bat took some parting shots at the front office.

It was just just before Sunday’s game where I wrote how Miller deserved some praise for being one of the rare few to deliver for the Tribe.

Miller is 7 for his last 20 through his last seven games, good enough for a .350 average.

Mad about being axed for the likes of Eric Stamets and Max Moroff? You better believe it, and wouldn’t you be too? I used a microscope, and I still couldn’t see their batting averages.

Here’s what Miller said regarding the front office’s decision. Read it, it’ll make your eyes pop.

"“It’s a tough trend,” said Miller. “They acknowledge that it wasn’t fair. But I’m just a player. I go out there and play my hardest and play for the guys next to me.“Obviously, they don’t want the best guys up here. So I’m just trying to take it somewhere else and see what we’ve got.”"

Ok, Miller’s not exactly the second coming of Lindor. He was going to be DFA’d at some point this season, but it’s hard to argue with the 29-year-old veteran and yes, while “It’s still early” still applies, the early-season Indians are taking on hapless feeling.

The rotation has to be perfect, except that’s near a near impossible ask, especially with a rotation that has legitimate Cy Young Award contenders in it.

Factor in that Mike Clevinger suffered a serious injury (back) and Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco aren’t looking so great, and you’ve got to be concerned.

All the while, the lineup, for the most part, could be switched with the Columbus Clippers and you’d never know the difference.

With that said, their may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Jason Kipnis is expected to re-join the club. Francisco Lindor is beginning a rehab assignment. Look for him to be back in a week to 10 days (my guess not based on anything). Carlos Gonzalez was promoted.

These are quality, proven major league commodities we’re talking about it. Trust me, for as much as we love to gripe about Jason Kipnis, you’ll be thankful when he’s at the plate, and not a “4A” player.

Miller’s comments are telling though, because if he’s thinking it, there are probably other guys in the clubhouse trying to figure it out just what the heck is going on.

Next. At least CarGO brings hope to dreadful lineup. dark

Again, that can be fixed when former All-Stars like Lindor and Kipnis get going. It also wouldn’t hurt to see Jose Ramirez start his season.