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    Anti Milton

    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.

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    Re: Anti Milton

    I have a feeling you'll fit right in around here.

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    Re: Anti Milton

    Jaret Wright and Wade Miller went to the two teams who are regularly in the Top 2 or 3 in baseball, year after year.

    Miller did so the day after he was released.

    To regard the Reds as having a chance to sign either is a fallacy.

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    Re: Anti Milton

    I would rather have signed Uncle Milton.

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    Re: Anti Milton

    The Reds didn't have any jerseys with a head hole big enough for Wrights giant melon so they had to pass.

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    Re: Anti Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa
    I would rather have signed Uncle Milton.
    would have brought out the ladies to the park...
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Anti Milton

    Quote 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.
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    Re: Anti Milton

    Someday the Anti Milton will come in glory to hurl nasty, breaking thunderbolts and smite our enemies.

    It has been prophesized.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Anti Milton

    It has been prophesized.
    Would that be a really big prophecy?

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    Re: Anti Milton

    Pullleeesssseee.....another we overpaid for Eric Milton thread....just what we needed to enliven a rainy Friday afternoon.....

    In case you haven't realized (and I know his numbers have been high) but the Phillies park gives up TONS and TONS of HR's.....the guy still won 14 games.

    Did you notice any other 14 game winners on the Reds roster?

    When you find one, then post it.
    "Is there a problem officers?"

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    Re: Anti Milton

    Everybody needs to understand that a player has to want to sign with a team. No wonder the Yankees and BoSox got those players, those are winning teams. Just becuase a player is a free agent does not automatically mean Cincinnati can sign them.

    If it's 1 a.m. and I am hungry, I might have 3 options: Wendy's, Taco Bell, or Denny's. I choose Denny's cause they have what I am hungry for and their dining room is open 24 hours I really need a bathroom cause I have been out boozing all night. Nothing against Wendy's or Taco Bell, i'm just not interested.

    Bad analogy but what I am trying to say is there is a host of intangibles that nobody ever seems to take into consideration when it comes to free agency.

    On another note, Miller & Wright have had arm problems...buyer beware!! Only knee problems for Milton

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    Re: Anti Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la
    Did you notice any other 14 game winners on the Reds roster?
    Jimmy Haynes - he won 15 once.

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    Re: Anti Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa
    Jimmy Haynes - he won 15 once.
    I meant last year......

    The Reds now have TWO pitchers who have won 16 games in a year in the ML in their rotation, but I don't heard many folks thanking the FO much.
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    Re: Anti Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la
    I meant last year......

    The Reds now have TWO pitchers who have won 16 games in a year in the ML in their rotation, but I don't heard many folks thanking the FO much.
    Because wins are often a result of the teams effort more than the pitchers.

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    HOMERUNS                        HR        W       ERA     RSAA      AGE    
    1    Jamie Moyer                  44        7     -.58      -22       41   
    2    Eric Milton                  43       14     -.43       -9       28   
    T3   Darrell May                  38        9     -.98      -25       32   
    T3   Bartolo Colon                38       18     -.37      -10       31   
    T5   Greg Maddux                  35       16     0.29       13       38   
    T5   Matt Morris                  35       15     -.41      -12       29   
    7    Jon Garland                  34       12     -.26        1       24   
    T8   Ismael Valdes                33       14     -.87      -22       30   
    T8   Jose Lima                    33       13     0.25        1       31   
    T8   Brian Anderson               33        6    -1.00      -22       32   
    T8   Javier Vazquez               33       14     -.27      -10       27   
    T8   Mark Buehrle                 33       16     0.75       29       25   
    T8   Ryan Franklin                33        4     -.26      -14       31   
    T8   Scott Elarton                33        3    -1.35      -21       28

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    Re: Anti Milton

    In addition, Milton has that one thing the Reds rotation as lacked for sometime...

    The abilty to throw left-handed.




    (Insert lame Jimmy Anderson/John Bale wise crack)


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