Maybe the Brewers would like him...
Maybe the Brewers would like him...
If Milton continues to pitch at a respectable level, it could be a test for Kriv. Two years ago, when Paul Wilson was pitching reasonably well, DanO had the opportunity to trade him for something, anything, of value. Instead he held on to him for too long because the Reds were in "contention." Then Wilson went on the DL right around the trade deadline, and the Reds were stuck with him for the rest of the year.
If rumors start to fly about teams interested in Milton, we'll get a better idea of the stuff from which Kriv is made.
Translation:Code:CHICAGO (AP) -- From the start, Eric Milton didn't feel right. He was tired, his velocity wasn't there.... "I would say they were getting themselves out a lot tonight," Milton said.
Milton: "I still can't pitch...the Cubs just SUCK"
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Agreed--for two reasons.Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
The first is the obvious reason, which is that it's highly unlikely that he's ever going to pitch at a level remotely close to his salary, so moving his salary off the books would be a bonus.
The second, and less obvious, reason is that if the Reds are actually in contention come mid July, it would likely mean that Milton is pitching effectively. if that's the case, it becomes a very difficult sell to the fanbase to trade one of your effective starters for prospects when the team is in contention. regardless of how much sense it might make, it's hard for a move like that to come off as anything less than a firesale. If you trade him now--while he still has value and this season is still a toss-up--you avoid this issue.
We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.
No way does Milton post a 4 ERA... I will be OK with 4.75, and I think he will get close to that, but nothing below 4.50 IMO
Then Dan O made it worse by signing him to a 2 year deal when he KNEW he was injured.Originally Posted by Red Heeler
Now why did you have to go and bring that up?Originally Posted by KronoRed
Milton has better numbers than some of the starters for the Yankees or Mets. Both teams can eat his contract and both have ballparks more conducive to Milton's extreme flyball ways than GAB.Originally Posted by GoReds
I'm not overly smart but those are my first two sales calls on my daily quest to unload that contract if I'm the GM.
Maroth from the Tigers is supposed to have surgery for bone chips, he will be out for a while. Maybe they would bite if we paid for some of his salary?
Not a bad idea at all. Comerica would be as good a park as any for Milton. I'd be willing to eat the rest of his 2006 salary if Detroit would pay him in '07.Originally Posted by TeamSelig
I'd be willing to take Chad Durbin in return. He's too old to be considered a real prospect, but he has put up some good numbers in AAA. He's only gotten a couple of cups of coffee in the majors after being Reith-ed by KC at the turn of the millenium, and the results have not been pretty. OTOH, based on his minor league k/9, he can miss bats and doesn't walk many.
Take away Eric's start before the DL stint, and the one after, and he's sitting with an ERA in the low 2s
We should just play the wait and see game with Milton. If ole Mility throws like he is suppose we are going to be in the hunt come July 31st and I wouldn't like to see WK move him, unless its something golden...
The team we have now - can win... Just can they win on a consistent pattern? The rest of the road trip will prove it....
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I have to disagree, this team would be slaughtered in the playoffs if we did by some miracle get there, Milton won't be a part of the next champion in this city, move him if someone wants him.
And take away 31 starts last year and he was an allstarOriginally Posted by Matt700wlw
If ole Milty throws like he is supposed to (based on his career averages), the Reds are going to have a $9 million pitcher with an ERA around 5.00.Originally Posted by RedsMan3203
Trade him at the first opportunity.
You're 100% correct.Originally Posted by Red Heeler
If you look at his history, nothing is there that suggests that he'll keep this up.
Eat half of his salary and ship him off.
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