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    Question on Milton

    Looking at the "situation" this past off-season concerning not only starting pitching, but quality starting pitching, and how teams were scrambling and overpaying for it. Many were basically settling for mediocrity... if Milton has a decent '07 for the Reds (lets say a .500 season thereabouts - you pick the numbers).....

    does Krivsky try to resign him or trade (pawn him of) by the trading deadline?
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Question on Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Looking at the "situation" this past off-season concerning not only starting pitching, but quality starting pitching, and how teams were scrambling and overpaying for it. Many were basically settling for mediocrity... if Milton has a decent '07 for the Reds (lets say a .500 season thereabouts - you pick the numbers).....

    does Krivsky try to resign him or trade (pawn him of) by the trading deadline?

    That's complicated. This could be a very similar situation to the one the Mariners were in last season with Meche. Will the Reds be in the thick of a race and if so, assuming Milton is having a decent year, could they replace him with someone who could be similar? Concerning following the season, no way I give him a contract.
    Last edited by jojo; 02-17-2007 at 09:51 AM.
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    Re: Question on Milton

    Trade him at the deadline or let him walk at the end of the season. Under no circumstances should Krivsky resign him.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Question on Milton

    He will not be resigned, that's the other regimes mistake.

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    If he manages to stay healthy and have a passable season by which the Reds can get a draft pick for him, sweet. No way he's back.
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    On the surface you'd say it's a no-brainer that he's not being brought back no matter what. But remember he's an ex-Twin.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Question on Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Trade him at the deadline or let him walk at the end of the season. Under no circumstances should Krivsky resign him.
    I agree. Milton and the Reds would be better off with him pitching his home games in another park. If he's pitching at .500, I think they could get good value at the deadline from a team that has a park better able to hold his fly balls.

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    At one point last year he had better numbers than the backend guys of both NY franchises. Possibly trade him to the Mets and sell them on the idea of their defense and ballpark making him look decent. Of course I don't know what either NY team has done to improve their staffs this off season.

    The trick is to have a plan and work the timing out exactly. Milton will actually look halfway decent after a long rest before the knees start barking. If someone shows even halfway decent ability coming out of ST(as a replacement), maybe an early season trade?

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    Re: Question on Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    He will not be resigned, that's the other regimes mistake.
    I thoroughly agree. But what if the Reds are in the hunt in '07, and Milton is a factor? I agree - trade him off and "fleece" someone else.

    But then will we have fans complaining, with the same old argument, that this FO doesn't care about winning (but saving money), and just shot any chance we had in '07 down the tubes by trading him?
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I thoroughly agree. But what if the Reds are in the hunt in '07, and Milton is a factor? I agree - trade him off and "fleece" someone else.
    But then will we have fans complaining, with the same old argument, that this FO doesn't care about winning (but saving money), and just shot any chance we had in '07 down the tubes by trading him?
    I think the question of what Krivsky will do with Milton is muddied by the fact that he acquired Lohse and is hanging on to him, is there a significant difference in results between the two? until he is able to find better alternatives, wherever those are.

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    Re: Question on Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I thoroughly agree. But what if the Reds are in the hunt in '07, and Milton is a factor? I agree - trade him off and "fleece" someone else.

    But then will we have fans complaining, with the same old argument, that this FO doesn't care about winning (but saving money), and just shot any chance we had in '07 down the tubes by trading him?
    If he's a factor let him play out his string, take the picks when he walks.

    Never talk of resigning him.

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    Re: Question on Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    If he's a factor let him play out his string, take the picks when he walks.
    I doubt we get picks if he walks. for that to happen Krivsky would have to offer him arbitration and risk paying him about 10M next season. That's too big of a risk for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    I doubt we get picks if he walks. for that to happen Krivsky would have to offer him arbitration and risk paying him about 10M next season. That's too big of a risk for me.
    Then give him a parting gift of Skyline and some Ribs King sauce and burn his locker to the ground and pour salt on its location so nothing ever grows there again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Then give him a parting gift of Skyline and some Ribs King sauce and burn his locker to the ground and pour salt on its location so nothing ever grows there again.
    That sounds great to me. The sooner he's gone the better.

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    Re: Question on Milton

    Resign him?

    The horror..the horror.
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