Brad Bergesen's descent within the organization has been pretty astounding. In 2009, he was touted as a potential Rookie of the Year candidate (7-5, 3.43 ERA in 19 starts) before taking a menacing comebacker by Billy Butler off his left leg that ended his season. On Saturday, he was designated for assignment after getting buried on the depth chart in Triple-A. Bergesen isn't blameless here. He couldn't maintain consistency in the majors and the coaching staff felt he got away from what made him so effective: throwing his two-seamer effortlessly in and out of the strike zone. Toward the end, the organization felt like Bergesen wasn't nearly as coachable as he had been when he came up. But let's not forget that Bergesen wasn't exactly treated superbly by the organization. The fact that he hurt his arm while repeatedly throwing for a MASN TV commercial in the 2009 offseason is still inexcusable. I've never heard Andy MacPhail so angry (except for maybe after Aubrey Huff's infamous radio appearance). And MacPhail's anger wasn't directed at Bergesen, who was just trying to please, but at MASN. This is one instance where I hope a player gets claimed off waivers. Bergesen is a good guy and I think it would be best for him and the organization to part ways – and for him to get a fresh start. But then it will be up to him to make the proper adjustments in the majors.