February 20, 2011

Millwood Rejects Yanks, Hilariously Fun Off-Season Rolls On

Joel Sherman of the Post reports that
Kevin Millwood recently rejected the Yankees' offer of a minor-league contract that was structured similarly to the one the team gave Freddy Garcia ...
Yankees officials do not want to give Millwood a major-league deal, despite having serious question marks -- Hank's confidence in "this kid Nova" notwithstanding -- at 40% of the rotation.

Millwood had an 83 ERA+ for the Orioles last season -- which was actually better than two of New York's 2010 starters: A.J. Burnett (81) and Javier Vazquez (80). He was apparently looking for a guaranteed deal in the $4-$5 million range and comments from Brian Cashman would indicate that talks between the two parties are kaput.

9 comments:

Patrick said...

This makes me want to point out the Sox ZIPS projections that just came out.

Feel free to laugh haughtily with me as you notice our entire rotation is projected to have an ERA+ over 106.

allan said...

Could someone tell Pedroia that ZIPS says he has only a 2% of hitting 30 dongs?

(Lookin quickly at some BRef splits, I think our starters had a 106 ERA+ in 2006; since them it has been 88, 89, 102 and 96.)

allan said...

Yook should top that 129 OPS+.

Last 3 seasons: 143, 145, 157

Patrick said...

Maybe I'm a total nerd, but seeing six guys with OBPs over .360 gets me randy.

Benjamin said...

I'll be very impressed if Mike Lowell puts up that .269/.322/.434 line in 2011.

Very impressed.

allan said...

Maybe I'm a total nerd, but seeing six guys with OBPs over .360 gets me randy.

We had 4 last year + Victor at .351 + a part-time Jed at .381.

Conor said...

@ Benjamin

I'd be very impressed too, especially since he retired.

Benjamin said...

Very impressed.

allan said...

It would be an impressive performance.