A few more Saturday night links….
- Acknowledging the pun, Mike Scioscia tells Lyle Spencer of MLB.com that the Angels see "tremendous upside" in the recently acquired Loek Van Mil.
- MLB.com's Mike Radano doesn't blame Jayson Werth for leaving the Beverly Hills Sports Council in preparation for his "one big chance on the open market."
- Tony La Russa recognizes Walt Jocketty's knack for building a roster, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes.
- When MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli writes that Kevin Millwood has "done what [Baltimore] envisioned when it traded for him this offseason," she's referring to his clubhouse presence rather than his 3-15 record.
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!
The Secret Inspector
Yeah, according to a SI for Kids article they are best friends.
Does Mil (7’1″) have a high ceiling?
No, but his last name is an abrevation for something big.
Well let’s see what you got Chris!
I’m an Angels fan, so my enthusiasm is through the roof on this story!!
actually. That was pretty funny. Well done!
Pretty pointless convo if you ask me
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.
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.
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 🙂
Agreed, he’s way better than Oliver Perez.
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.
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.
Funny, I can see the Rangers saying Millwood has “done what Texas envisioned when it traded him this offseason.”
im just gonna post that i drank a ton of sam adams octoberfest and watched a bunch of sports today. enjoy your holiday ladies and gentleman!