Odds & Ends: Van Mil, Werth, Millwood

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18 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Van Mil, Werth, Millwood"


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Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

Funny story: I was at a Rock Cats/Fisher Cats game in July…And the Rock Cats were getting together in the dugour because the game was about to start…And the funniest thing happened, Chris Cates (5’3) was walking, and Mil (7’1) was accidentally walking right beside him! So thats 20 inches of difference!

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4 years 10 months ago

Yeah, according to a SI for Kids article they are best friends.

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kimofromkauai
4 years 10 months ago

Does Mil (7’1″) have a high ceiling?

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

No, but his last name is an abrevation for something big.

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4 years 10 months ago

Even lamer.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

Well let’s see what you got Chris!

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4 years 10 months ago

I’m an Angels fan, so my enthusiasm is through the roof on this story!!

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4 years 10 months ago

Lame.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

actually. That was pretty funny. Well done!

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4 years 10 months ago

Pretty pointless convo if you ask me

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4 years 10 months ago

Van Mil may have upside but you have to be healthy to show it and to this point he always seemed to have something wrong with him. Ability is great but durability is better.

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mrmet128
4 years 10 months ago

So the Orioles don’t mind that Millwood is going 3-15 with a 5.38 ERA, giving up 26 home runs, averaging 11 hits per 9 innings, with a 1.55 WHIP, while giving up a ML high 201 hits and 99 ER, and walking 56 against 111 K’s because he’s a good clubhouse guy?
Well then again, being a good clubhouse guy is what kept Francoeur in New York for so long.

And I could see Werth picking up Boras.

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ugen64
4 years 10 months ago

did you want them to get Cliff Lee or something? we just needed a better than replacement level pitcher who could give us innings. the only downside to Millwood was his large salary (although I think the Rangers paid us a bit of money), but our payroll’s been going down every year even including him, so I don’t think that’s a big deal either.

anyway he’s still a better deal than Oliver Perez :)

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mrmet128
4 years 10 months ago

Agreed, he’s way better than Oliver Perez.

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basemonkey
4 years 10 months ago

What about “stopgap” do you not understand?

I don’t have a problem sticking in promising young position players in a “sink or swim” situation that much if it’s managed well, but with young starting pitchers, it can have a ripple effect throughout the pitching staff and could ruin young arms. Millwood occupied a slot and ate a ton of innings, protecting/buying time for young arms like Tillman, Britton, and bullpen guys who’d be backing up other guys like Matusz.

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CitizenSnips
4 years 10 months ago

I’d seriously take those “I GOT RIPPED IN 4 WEEKS” ads over the stupid “I got a Mac Pro for $38.72!”. I want to punch that guy in the face every single time.