Originally Posted by barnesje
i realize this is a little late to make this post, but lets be honest, Eric Milton is a joke. 43 HRs given up in 201 innings (average of 5.9 innings per start) He averages one homer given up every 4.6 innings and that number will only increase playing at GABP. So, hes receiving 8.5 million for a 4.75 ERA and those horrible numbers??? Jaret Wright would have been a cheaper, younger and much better option for his club. Wade miller, with a 3.35 ERA, is in Boston right now with with a 1.5 million dollar base salary. SO, would you rather have eric Miltion or Jaret Wright and Wade Miller...both younger and better. I like the signing of Wilson, Ortiz, Randa, Merker, (Ben Webber will be a disaster) but Milton will disappoint just wait.
As much as I hate it, your probably right. Milton is way overrated and overpaid. Even though it is in the realm of possibility that he'll brake out, he could be a flop. But remember, even though is numbers aren't that great, He's one of the best the Reds have. As far as the other "better, cheaper, younger" free agents, they weren't going to sign with the Reds even if the reds tried to sign them and hugely overpaid them anyways.