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Postby Onyx » Sun Dec 26, 2004 7:42 pm

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Kevin Millwood is expected to soon sign a one-year deal with the Indians.
Millwood, who reportedly is traveling to Cleveland for a physical, is likely to get a contract worth about $7 million. Dec. 26 - 10:33 am et
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer


I know alot of people are down on him but will this move take a bit of pressure off him and help him get it together?
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Postby chinch sacs » Sun Dec 26, 2004 7:59 pm

I think he will do well in CLE, he makes them have a pretty good top 3 with Sabathia, Millwood and C. Lee
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Postby trevisc » Sun Dec 26, 2004 9:45 pm

NOOOOO

I was hoping he'd go to Atlanta!!

oh well.. 7 million is a good deal for him. 2 million more then the Braves would offer
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Postby stumpak » Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:07 pm

Here are the facts on Millwood:

--He has not been a very good pitcher except for one season in Atlanta but for some reason there seem to be people in every league that overvalue him.

--He has always pitched in the NL (i.e., no DH).

--Cleveland has a questionable bullpen and a worse than average closer.

The move to the AL and the DH will an impact on his WHIP and ERA next season. I would be shocked if he does much better thas 12 Ws and a 4.50 ERA and there is the potential that these jnumbers could be much much worse.
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Postby tlef316 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:07 am

not touching him. His stuff isnt good enough to overcome his crappy "makeup" Wont be on my team. Decent 3rd or 4th starter for a team like cleveland though
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Postby Pedantic » Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:20 am

I like him as a sleeper. I think he should be able to get his ERA under 4.00 at least. His numbers last year weren't bad at all, ERA aside.
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Postby RAmst23 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:02 am

Definitely agree with stumpak on this one. Will Millwood be a sleeper in fantasy, as with anything, possibly. However, he has never pitched in the AL, and the DH can possibly crush him.

Millwood has had two solid years in 2002 and 1999. In 2003 he was a fairly good starter, but nothing special, and last year he only had 25 starts so his SO total and ERA are slightly misleading. I think he can be a decent starter later in the year, but the DH and AL will hurt him early on. Fantasywise I would not grab him until later in the season, IMO.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:48 am

At least he's moving from that poor-excuse-for-a-major-league-ballpark in Philly. Brent Mayne could hit a ball out of that park...
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Postby stumpak » Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:55 am

Actually, both Philly (BPF 101) and Cleveland (BPF 98) were pretty much neutral parks last year. Could be that there are more HRs in Philly, but it is still neutral in terms of runs unless Millwood is an extreme fly ball pitcher (I don't know if he is).
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