Milton Bradley (the baseball player, not the game maker) has now played for 5 teams in his 8 year career. And when he starts the season with the Texas Rangers it'll be 6 teams in 9 years.
Part of the reason Bradley bounces around so much is his temper.
The Indians traded him to the Dodgers after he got into a fight with manager Eric Wedge.
While with the Dodgers he got into a tussle with some fans and he spiked a water bottle in front them after it had been thrown at him. He also was suspended for throwing a bag of balls onto the field following an ejection.
And this past season with the Padres he freaked out on an umpire who allegedly called him a piece of shit, and got his knee torn up in the process.
Despite the fact that he has never had 20 homers in a season (he gets hurt a lot) and he's a career .273 hitter with an OPS below .800 (which is just decent for an outfielder), there always seems to be another team after him.
The demand for Bradley comes from what I have now called the Milton Bradley Syndrome. Every time one of these incidents happens, everyone talks about it and says "he could be so good, if he could just control his temper."
So in essence, by being such a dick, he gets people to talk about how good he is, even though he isn't really that good.
Another Milton Bradley Syndrome sufferer is Alabama Coach Nick Saban. Yes he did a really good job recruiting and coaching at LSU, building a really strong program that won half a title for him, and eventually a title for Fewer [Les] Miles.
Saban first got national attention at Michigan State where in his 5th season (after 4 mediocre ones) he went 9-2. He parlayed that into a job at LSU where admittedly he did an excellent job. But in two season with the Dolphins he went 9-7 and 6-10 before he hit the road for Alabama even after insisting he wouldn't. His first season at Alabama was a disaster, even though they finished 7-6. They lost to Louisiana-Monroe, at home.
Despite that mediocre recent performance, his name came up (how seriously nobody knows) in discussions about the openings at several other schools.
The fact that everyone thinks he's always available may do more to get him his next job, or an extension from Alabama, than his results on the field.
And then there's Amy Winehouse. We never would have heard of this British singer if she wasn't such a disgusting mess that she makes Britney Spears look like she's got it together.
Winehouse is constantly drinking and doing drugs and fighting with her husband who is in jail for assault.
And her only song that I've heard of is about the fact that she doesn't want to go to rehab. Further proving that if she were normal she wouldn't be famous at all.
And one British music critic called her the best British female singer since Dusty Springfield. Let her sing something as good as "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" and then we'll talk.
But once again, her negative qualities have led people to exaggerate her good qualities to such a degree that she's become overrated simply because she's such a douche.