Patterson has only pitched over 145 innings, once in his entire life. He has been injured this year, 2004, 2003, 2001, and 2000. That means he has been only healthy last year and in 2002 (still didn't pitch over 145 innings) over the last 7 years. To me he is a proven talented arm that will basically always have an injury, we know what he is for the most part. Miller has a talented arm and doesn't nearly have the injury record that Patterson has. Also Miller wasn't just a regular 2006 draftee, he was the best pitching prospect in college that year and likely would of gone 1st with out his money demands.