Rockies Called On Kevin Millwood

The Rockies appear to be leaving few stones unturned in their search for starting pitching. They've been linked to Jorge de la Rosa and Jon Garland, and were interested in Jake Westbrook and Hiroki Kuroda before the right-handers were re-signed by their respective clubs. Now, SI.com's Jon Heyman tweets that Colorado has been in touch with Kevin Millwood.

Leading up to Millwood's free agency, it was thought that perhaps, following a tough year in the AL East, he would seek a contract with a team that plays in a pitcher-friendly park. Although I named him as a starter who could benefit from a move to the National League, Coors Field hardly qualifies as pitcher-friendly.

Within the same tweet, Heyman notes that while the Rockies like Garland, they'd prefer to stick to one-year deals for pitchers. After declining his side of a mutual option with the Padres, Garland figures to sign a multi-year contract this offseason.


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8 Comments on "Rockies Called On Kevin Millwood"


4 years 9 months ago

Hell, may as well give Mike Hampton another go…

Tko11
4 years 9 months ago

Imagine Mike Hampton hitting in Coors!!!

Quint71
4 years 9 months ago

People forget that Hampton started off 7-1 at Coors Field, and then had arm trouble which led to his downfall.

Quint71
4 years 9 months ago

People forget that Hampton started off 7-1 at Coors Field, and then had arm trouble which led to his downfall.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I still like the idea of Jon Garland signing with the Rockies.

Quint71
4 years 9 months ago

So many people are uninformed about pitching at Coors Field. Remember, Jimenez finished 3rd in the Cy Young race this year, and spent the first half of the year as clearly the best pitcher in baseball.

Quint71
4 years 9 months ago

So many people are uninformed about pitching at Coors Field. Remember, Jimenez finished 3rd in the Cy Young race this year, and spent the first half of the year as clearly the best pitcher in baseball.

BobbyJohn
4 years 9 months ago

Not sure what Garland is after, but he turned down about $6.5 M from the Padres for 2011. He’s pretty much what the Rockies need, in my opinion – a guy who can put up a league-average ERA while tossing about 200 innings.

Maybe two years and $12.5 M?