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    St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Eric Milton's not pitching in this series, but the outcome of the games could influence whether he's here next season.

    would the Reds would let Eric Milton's remaining contract (about $10.5mill) go to another team if claimed on waivers? It seems doubtful given 1.5 GB, but if I were the Reds, I would've waited to place him on waivers until the end of August. If we're 6 GB on Aug 30... we could probably think of a few ways to spend that cash in the offseason, and some other contending team might be more interested in that contract.

    wins in St.Louis would solidify Milton's position here. Losses may destabilize it.

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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Ironic that he's much needed right now!
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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    And interesting question.

    I actually like Milton as a pitcher <ducks to avoid flying vegitables>

    He can't help that he was offered a stupid contract. The size of the contract makes it doubtfull that it would make sense to have him back in 2007 (I think that's the option year?).

    But as far as this year I think you are right. If we've collapsed by the end of August and another team claims him, I'd say jump for joy and let him go. If we're still in the hunt we'll need his arm since we don't have a bunch of options for starting pitching. (This all assumes that we don't suddenly pick up a stud pitcher).

    He can be effective but his knee has to be healthy and his control has to be spot on. That's two big "IF'S". But when he's on he can be very good for 6 innings. If we are in the hunt in 2006 and have no better pitching options in 2007 I'd say he should be in the starting rotation <ducks again to avoid flying chairs>
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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Why would we want to let Milton go when he has been either our best or 2nd best starting pitcher over the past month and a half?

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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    Why would we want to let Milton go when he has been either our best or 2nd best starting pitcher over the past month and a half?

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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

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    Might as well let Griffey go while your at it.

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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    Might as well let Griffey go while your at it.
    nobody would claim him

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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    nobody would claim him
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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    This whole excercise is moot because no one is going to claim a pitcher with an $8 million contract and a 5 ERA.

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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
    no one is going to claim a pitcher with an $8 million contract and a 5 ERA.
    if he clears waivers, and he certainly may have already, then that simply makes him more tradeable.

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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Nobody's going to take him on this year because he's under contract for 2007.

    Plus, assuming we're still in it to the end, we need him. He's been easily our second best starting pitcher for the last couple months.
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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    Nobody's going to take him on this year because he's under contract for 2007.

    Plus, assuming we're still in it to the end, we need him. He's been easily our second best starting pitcher for the last couple months.
    I think the point being made at the beginning of the thread was based on the Reds falling out of the race. If they stumble at the end of the month and fall 6 or 7 back, should they trade him if a buyer is there?

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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    Nobody's going to take him on this year because he's under contract for 2007.

    Plus, assuming we're still in it to the end, we need him. .

    you see the conflict in your two statements, yes? Nobody would want him; we would want him.


    if we would want him, then someone else might want him.

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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner
    And interesting question.

    I actually like Milton as a pitcher <ducks to avoid flying vegitables>

    He can't help that he was offered a stupid contract. The size of the contract makes it doubtfull that it would make sense to have him back in 2007 (I think that's the option year?).

    But as far as this year I think you are right. If we've collapsed by the end of August and another team claims him, I'd say jump for joy and let him go. If we're still in the hunt we'll need his arm since we don't have a bunch of options for starting pitching. (This all assumes that we don't suddenly pick up a stud pitcher).

    He can be effective but his knee has to be healthy and his control has to be spot on. That's two big "IF'S". But when he's on he can be very good for 6 innings. If we are in the hunt in 2006 and have no better pitching options in 2007 I'd say he should be in the starting rotation <ducks again to avoid flying chairs>
    im right there with u a good 3rd starter who lately has kept us in everygame not much more u could ask for he puts together quality starts

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    Re: St Louis series and Milton's career in Cincy

    The time to move Eric Milton is whenever there's a taker for him.


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