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  • Keep him in the rotation

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  • Demote him to the bullpen

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  • Send him to AAA

    21 12.50%
  • Cut him

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Thread: What To Do With Milton?

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    What To Do With Milton?

    Assuming the Kriv can't find a taker for the huge contract DanO gave Uncle Milty, would you?

    1. Keep him in the rotation.
    2. Demote him to the bullpen.
    3. Send him to AAA.
    4. Cut him.

    By the way, I vote for #3, I'm willing to eat the money to improve the team.
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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    2, 3, and 4 seems like a pretty good order of events to try.
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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    #4. Now. Not gonna have him take up a spot in the bullpen or rotation that a young guy has deserved a shot at. Not going to AAA because that gives him a chance to come up and takes another of our AAA starters back to AA. Plus, I dont want him teaching Homer bad habits.
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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    The first possibility is actually the DL.

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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    Hard for me to vote on this right now. I start him off in the rotation... give him 2-3 starts max. to show me something. If he gets bombed (not sure of the exact definition other than the obvious), then I go for options 2, 3 or 4.
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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    DL; there's obviously something wrong with him...somehow, somewhere.....

    You can't just throw the money out the window, and you can't let him pitch, either. Trade him to someone, anyone who might want him and would be willing to pay anything, even 500K for him to pitch. If no one wants him, not even for MLB minimum, DL him for as long as you can. Rehab him in AAA and see if he can get anyone out. If he still can't get guys out, then you have to cut him loose.

    It's easy to say DFA him when it's not your $9 million. But if the Reds want to win, they certainly can't let him pitch, as he is right now, and it's beyond question to run him out there every 5th day. I've been a Milton supporter, as I feel he is too often the whipping boy around here; but he now is clearly the #7 or 8th best starter on this staff.

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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    Dump him now, just end it.
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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    I'd cut him before Burton that's for sure.
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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    BTW, he can't be sent to the minors without his permission, and there's no reason why he would agree.

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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    Try to trade him and eat as little salary as possible, hell trade him for another bad contract just to rid yourself of him.
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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    BTW, he can't be sent to the minors without his permission, and there's no reason why he would agree.
    Yep, we have a better chance of him announcing his retirement
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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Yep, we have a better chance of him announcing his retirement
    No--if he announces his retirement he doesn't get paid. If he accepts AAA, he still gets paid the eight million.
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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    Where's the eat most of the salary and trade him option?

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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    It's easy to say cut him until you see 30 starts of Victor Santos. The cost is sunk. Put him in the 5th spot of the rotation and let him eat innings. Maybe he'll have a half decent season and you can flip him June for an A ball guy. Cutting him now is just foolish.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: What To Do With Milton?

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    No--if he announces his retirement he doesn't get paid. If he accepts AAA, he still gets paid the eight million.
    He gets paid the money even if he doesn't accept the demotion to AAA.

    He has enough service time to prevent a demotion.


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