RAmst23 wrote:I don't see how the Mariners expect this to help their team. This and the Beltre deal, yea, that'll catapult them into the playoffs. Millwood seemed to have more Groundballs last year which helped him keep that ERA lower. However, his WHIP didn't change dramatically. Not going to expect a sub 3.0 ERA for Mr. Millwood next year, even at SAFECO.
i agree. i don't see how his ERA can be below 3 next season again, no matter where he ends up. last time his ERA was below 3 was in his amazing 99 season, we are 7 years away from it. interestingly enough he posted his best month ERA in the month of september, 1.62, but he posted his worst month WHIP 1.41.
one thing is true though, he's been around forever, but he's only 30 years old.
but to defend millwood a bit. he had a pretty bad run support last year. had he got the type of run support cliff lee got, perhaps colon would not have been named cy young.