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    Dodgers sign our old friend Eric Milton

    Dodgers add Milton to pitching mix
    Left-hander signs Minor League deal to compete for spot
    By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com

    LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers, seemingly collecting veteran pitchers on the eve of Spring Training, signed Eric Milton to a Minor League contract Tuesday to join the competition for the fifth starter spot or the bullpen.
    Milton, a 10-year veteran, will receive $650,000 if he makes the club with another $1.05 million in starter incentives or $150,000 in relief incentives.

    A left-hander, Milton has missed the past 1 1/2 seasons recovering from Tommy John elbow reconstruction. The 33-year-old has an 87-84 career record and was an All-Star with Minnesota in 2001, when he went 15-7. He signed a three-year, $25.5 million with the Reds before the 2005 season but went 16-27 from 2005-07. Milton will initially compete for the fifth spot with Jason Schmidt, Eric Stults, Claudio Vargas, Ramon Troncoso and Shawn Estes.

    The signing comes one day after the Dodgers signed veteran Jeff Weaver to compete for a bullpen spot and less than a week after signing Randy Wolf to join the rotation.

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    Re: Dodgers sign our old friend Eric Milton

    I wonder how his knee is holding up?

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    Re: Dodgers sign our old friend Eric Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainspark View Post
    Dodgers add Milton to pitching mix
    Left-hander signs Minor League deal to compete for spot
    By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com

    LOS ANGELES -- Milton, a 10-year veteran, will receive $650,000 if he makes the club with another $1.05 million in starter incentives or $150,000 in relief incentives.
    I put the odds of him receiving "another $1.05 million in starter incentives or $150,000 in relief incentives " to be about the same as the Reds winning 100 games this season.

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    Re: Dodgers sign our old friend Eric Milton

    Milton will initially compete for the fifth spot with Jason Schmidt, Eric Stults, Claudio Vargas, Ramon Troncoso and Shawn Estes.
    Man. Some familiar names there, eh? Makes me feel old to see some of these guys in the twilight of their careers.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Re: Dodgers sign our old friend Eric Milton

    Low risk, meh reward. It's at least a decent park/division for Milton. I see him hanging on for 5-6 more years as a reliever ala Greg Swindell.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Dodgers sign our old friend Eric Milton

    He'll go 15-5 this year with an era of 3.98.
    Because that's just how things work.
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

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    Re: Dodgers sign our old friend Eric Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    He'll go 15-5 this year with an era of 3.98.
    Because that's just how things work.
    Pitching half his games in Chavez Ravine, he might actually do that.

    "Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra

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    Re: Dodgers sign our old friend Eric Milton

    Quote Originally Posted by WebScorpion View Post
    Pitching half his games in Chavez Ravine, he might actually do that.
    That had occurred to me; maybe I should have made him a 20 game winner.
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