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Thread: What about trying to re-sign Milton?

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    What about trying to re-sign Milton?

    I know this may sound like a crazy idea, but what about trying to resign Milton? His contract would undoubtebly be reasonable. I know he's not been good for the Reds and was grossly overpaid. I know he's a flyball pitcher and most of RZ doesn't like him. With the pitching market as thin as it is and the Reds desperately needing starting pitcher, I don't think it's a terrible idea to consider if the contract is cheap. Even though the sample size was small, he didn't pitch that bad in his appearences this year. Further, maybe after the surgery, he'll regain a little more of his velocity.

    Again, I know, it sounds like a crazy idea. The starting pitching has to come from somewhere though.

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    Re: Eric Milton

    Yes, this is horrible, this idea.
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    Re: Eric Milton

    I think I would rather stick a sharp object in my eye.

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    Re: Eric Milton

    :thumbdown
    "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: Eric Milton

    That was a brave, brave opening post. As brave as the Union soldiers who charged across the pontoon bridge at Fredericksburg. The results will likely be similar.
    Last edited by tixe; 09-02-2007 at 11:25 PM.

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    "The problem with strikeouts isn't that they hurt your team, it's that they hurt your feelings..." --Rob Neyer

    "The single most important thing for a hitter is to get a good pitch to hit. A good hitter can hit a pitch that’s over the plate three times better than a great hitter with a ball in a tough spot.”
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    Re: Eric Milton

    Compare Eric Milton to Matt Belisle, Elizardo Ramierez, Phil D., et al and he doesn't look all that bad.

    But, no.

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    Re: Eric Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSD View Post
    My feelings exactly.

    Maloney may or may not be ready for the rotation next year, but I can't see him being any worse an option than Milton and at a lot less money (even with a sizeable salary rollback for EM).

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    Re: Eric Milton

    Time to cut all ties to Milton.

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    Re: Eric Milton

    I've actually thought the same thing FOPV1.

    Low cost 1 year deal with an option, see what happens since there is nothing on the market.

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    Re: Eric Milton

    I was expecting this kind of response mostly which is fine.

    I don't think Milton is a great pitcher and he's not well suited for GAB, but given that we have at least 2 if not 3 question marks for the rotation for 2008 (possibly with no lefties in the mix), I think it's worth considering. A cheap 1 year deal. Heck, if anything, Milton may feel obligated to want to take the option up since a.) he's fell very short of his expectations in Cincy and b.) he can try to prove himself for a bigger contract beyond the 1-year deal. I'd feel much more comfortable running Milton out there then Dumatrait.
    Last edited by fearofpopvol1; 09-03-2007 at 12:41 AM.

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    Re: Eric Milton

    If you have to count Milton as one of your 5 starters, then you don't plan on winning. I can think of no senario in which Eric could be part of a championship rotation.
    Let's play two!!!

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    Re: Eric Milton

    Must be the heat. It makes people say some crazy things. fearofpopvol1, try cooling down at the library or a nice dip in the Ohio River.

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    Re: Eric Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosley68 View Post
    I can think of no senario in which Eric could be part of a championship rotation.
    Is a senario worse than a scenario? jk

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