Millwood Open To Re-Signing In Baltimore

Kevin Millwood told Roch Kubatko of that he can imagine re-signing with the Orioles. And agent Scott Boras says the O's have some interest in bringing Millwood back to Baltimore.

"Scott went over teams that were interested and he mentioned Baltimore, but I'm not sure about the level of interest," Millwood said.

Millwood says he doesn't expect to sign in the immediate future and believes he'll land a major league contract. The 36-year-old posted a 5.10 ERA with 6.2 K/9, 3.1 BB/9 and a 37.2% ground ball rate in 190 2/3 innings for the Orioles last year. 

The Indians and Yankees have expressed interest in Millwood, as have the Rockies and Royals. However, Colorado and Kansas City have since added starting pitchers, so their interest may have diminished. The Orioles are looking to add pitching depth, and they are currently exploring the trade market.


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17 Comments on "Millwood Open To Re-Signing In Baltimore"

4 years 7 months ago

I think the Yanks should get this guy. He wouldn’t cost much, and anything is better than having Mitre as the fifth starter.

4 years 7 months ago

Millwood would be an interesting alternative for the Yankees, if Pettitte indeed follows through on his retirement plans. He’s an innings eater who has been injury-free (averaging over 30 starts per season over his entire 14 yr career). Millwood has pitched in the AL for 6 seasons including the last two in the AL Beast. If Cashman could get him on the cheap side, he might be a nice stopgap for the Yanks.

4 years 7 months ago

Millwood posted a 5.10 ERA last year and has seen his pitching peripherals decline ever since his NL days — No thanks.

This guy would be just as bad as having Mitre as a 5th starter.

The Yankees don’t need an innings eater when you can substitute that with minor leaguers. (I hate that term because it just means a guy who posts a lot of sub par innings)

Mitre is an innings eater.

They need a guy who might be risky but has upside. (Justin Duchscherer comes to mind) There isn’t much left out there but if you had to decide on Millwood then it would be better to just throw minor leaguers out there and hope for the best. (Ivan Nova wasn’t too bad in his performances. Another guy like that is better than Millwood)

4 years 7 months ago

I bet he is, but is Baltimore open to signing him, that is the question.

4 years 7 months ago

I wonder how Baltimore fans think of this after his poor performance in 2010.

4 years 7 months ago

I don’t want a starter. I want to see Tillman or Britton get a chance all year.

4 years 7 months ago

I’m not comfortable with having Arrieta, Bergy, and Tillman/Britton as our 3-4-5 next year. I say we sign Millwood for dirt cheap and throw him in in the #4 spot. That’ll save our pen. Throw Tillman into the pen and wait until he shows some consistency and control, then we can just trade/dump Millwood. I still think Britton needs some seasoning in AAA. I’d like to say that K-BB rate go down a little bit, and he needs more conifidence in his stuff.

4 years 7 months ago

He didn’t do that terrible, if you’re using fWAR his 1.3 is almost worth his 8 mill salary.

And considering what’s left, I think Millwood at less than 5 million will be well worth it to keep Tillman down on the farm. Not to mention it would keep him away from the Yankees, who’s rotation looks to be it’s worst in years.

4 years 7 months ago

Forget the Millwood experiment, pay $3 million for Kawakami.

4 years 7 months ago

This off season’s version of Paul Byrd. Millwood reeks, but throws innings. Nobody wants the guy as anything but a #5 to go 6-7 innings and “contain” at best the opposition.

How anyone could give him more than 1-1.5m is really odd. might as well grab Byrd out of retirement if Millwood thinks he is worth anywhere near 2m+.

4 years 7 months ago


4 years 7 months ago

Millwood had some really wacky numbers last year and it wasn’t his fault that the team did not score for him over the first half. After losing so many games he must of lost his focus and his numbers really took a dive. I would not mind if the O’s took another chance with Millwood at a discounted price.

4 years 7 months ago

ugh…please, no

4 years 7 months ago

dear lord please no

4 years 7 months ago

my gut tells me no but part of me thinks he threw in the towel and gave up and struggled to turn it back on when the rest of the team did which could mean giving him another shot.

4 years 7 months ago

This could be a low-risk move. Sign him to a deal arond $1M max and if it doesn’t pan out…no loss. Plus it would give Britton/Tillman some time to build confidence in the minors before being called up to fill Millwood’s spot should it open up.

4 years 7 months ago

To save their bullpen? If I’m the Orioles, I don’t want to go into the season with Jake Arrieta, Brad Bergesen, and Chris Tillman/Zach Britton as my 3-4-5. That would equal death to the bullpen. Throw Millwood into the #4 spot, and their bullpen is saved from three nights of overuse, maybe two if they get lucky. As long as it’s for cheap, that would be a good move for the Orioles. Plus I’ve heard nothing but good things about Millwood and his clubhouse presence.