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Yankees add Millwood

Posted on: March 25, 2011 8:44 am
Edited on: March 25, 2011 2:07 pm
 

By C. Trent Rosecrans

UPDATE (2:03 p.m. EST): The Yankees' signing of Kevin Millwood is official, and now the contract details are out.

Millwood signed a minor-league contract which will turn into a one-year, $1.5 million contract if he's added to the team's 40-man roster. He can earn up to $3.5 million more in incentives. He'll earn $500,000 more with for five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 starts. He'll earn another $1 million if he reaches 30 starts.

If Millwood is not added to the major-league roster by May 1, he can opt out of his contract.


Kevin MillwoodThe Yankees have adding veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated tweets.

According to a previous Heyman tweet, Millwood would sign an "incentive-laden minor-league deal."

The Yankees brought in Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia to compete for their fifth starter's spot, but Millwood adds insurance in case either of those don't work out. It's unlikely Millwood would be with the Yankees to start the season, instead reporting to minor league camp and getting his own type of private spring training in the team's system.

Colon, 37, has had a better spring than the 34-year-old Garcia. Colon has a 2.40 ERA with 17 strikeouts and a walk in 15 innings this spring. Garcia has a 5.93 ERA, striking out 12 and walking two in 13 2/3 innings.

While Colon has had the better spring, he also comes with more question marks. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues since July of 2009 and he's also… how to put this delicately… not in the type of shape that gives a manager confidence in his ability to make 30 starts.

Garcia made 28 starts for the White Sox last season, but had just 23 starts from 2007-09.

Garcia told the Newark Star-Ledger that he'd be fine with working in long relief if that's what the Yankees want.

With Millwood, who was 4-16 with a  5.10 ERA with the Orioles last season, the Yankees have a  proven backup plan if needed. If the contract is indeed a minor-league deal filled with incentives, it would appear to be an inexpensive contingency plan for New York, and one that makes a lot of sense. High-risk, low-cost chances are always worth a shot, especially for the Yankees.

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Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 11:52 pm
 

Yankees add Millwood

This was a response to MisterFamous, don't know why it posted it here.



Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 11:46 pm
 

Yankees add Millwood

Regardless of redsox fan or not, you are definitely a hater. Look at all those rotations you name, I will actually agree with you on the Angels, yes they do have a better rotation than the Yankees, the other teams, you must be kidding me.  Verlander is great but not as Sabathia, Scherzer is more erractic than Hughes was last year, Brad Penny hasn't been good in years and Porcello is not better or worse than Nova. You don't even list a 5th starter.  The redsox argument I have already been over, but a simple recap is that the sox finished second in runs and 23rd in era last year, most of there starters were healthy most of the year, the starters didn't change, it would not surprise me if the resdsox are the wild card or even win the division, but I don't believe there starting pitching is better.  Yes even today I would take Sabathia and Hughes over Lester and Buchholz, I would also take our number 5 starter (garcia or colon over Dice-K).  Obviously Beckett is performing great, but Lackey is inconsistent and still has alot to prove.  They also have no other options, there fall back is Wakefield, ours are Millwood, Colon and Silva. I will agree it is close, but we win sorry.  White sox,I can't stop laughing maybe if you go back to 2006 when Peavy was leading the league in K's and Buerhle was an allstar (made that up, but they both were the man back then, so were Colon and Garcia.)  Edwin Jackson as your number two, he isn't better than Burnett and he is their number 2.   Obviously Nova is doing horrible, but to look at Burnett, yes I would take him over Wade Davis, or Jeff Niemann, you wouldn't the Yankees play in a homer dome.  Twins are a joke, they may win the weakest division in baseball and yes I love Liriano, but no I would take Duensing and Blakburn over Garcia yet alone Burnett.  I don't even want to talk about Pavano, the guy has been hurt 3 out of 4 years, at least Burnett plays.  At this point based on relative performance I am dropping Nova from the rotation and giving Bartolo his spot.  I do believe if Hughes was healthy today, Nova would be moved to long relief.  What cracks me up more than anything is at the end you agree with me, signing Millwood is a good thing.


Phillykid413
Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2011 6:30 pm
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Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Yankees add Millwood

You're the dilusional one if you think the Philly fans haven't been talking trash and beating their chests since their title?  Need I remind you that Philly fans decide to come on a YANKEES story/thread and start calling out Yankee fans?  At least I accept it from Red Sox fans- it's always been like that and it always will...but please, from Philly fans?

You tools are constantly running your mouths and posting garbage, then you get all bent out of shape as soon as someone posts anything negative about the Phillies or any Philadelphia team.  I need to look no further than during my last Ranger game at the Garden against the Flyers- the drunk Philly fans shouting obsenities and trash to the Ranger fans....in their own 'house'.  Yep- that's class no doubt.  You are absolutely clueless or don't read any articles on CBS sports (or probably any other sports site) if you say that you  'on't remember reading any posts by Philadelphia fans saying this".  I see it each and every time that there's a Yankees story, after many Yankees games, after Giants games, Ranger games, etc.

Go back into my many responses to threads, and you'll be able to read all the 'civilized and good sportsmanship' posts by the various Phillies fans.  Truth is, and I've said this all along, that Philadelphia fans act like their this 'beloved fan base in all of sports'.  Got news for you- Philadelphia fans rank right at the top of the 'most hated fans and teams in all of sports' judging from the constant array of insults you guys hurl.  For many years I simply posted on these 'discussion' boards about actual sports, but over the last couple of years Philly fans have become the epitome of 'entitlement'- something they've always accused of NYY fans.  Quite frankly, I've had enough of you stunads and just simply returning the insult.


Phillykid413
Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2011 1:02 pm
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Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2011 1:22 am
 

Yankees add Millwood

If I remember correctly, he's absolutely OWNED your Yankees in every game he's pitched against them in the playoffs, which includes the two times he faced them in the '09 World Series.
I know it's off topic a little but this comment stuck out at me.  It's a bit of revisionist history.  Lee pitched one of the greatest post season games in history in game 1 of the '09 Series.  No doubt or question about that, but he was far from dominant in game 5.  He left that game giving up 5 runs & the only reason he left with a lead was because AJ Burnett & Phil Coke were worse than Lee that day combining to give up 8 runs.  & Let's not forget that the Yankees brought the tieing run to the plate in the 9th inning of game 5 twice.  Just saying...  Now everyone can go back to bashing the Yankees.  Have fun everyone - the season hasn't even started yet.



Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: March 25, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Yankees add Millwood

you heard it here from the yankees fans , they're gonna win the world series !!! i guess i"ll just root for my red sox win or lose


sport200113
Since: Mar 24, 2011
Posted on: March 25, 2011 10:09 pm
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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Yankees add Millwood

OLD .. check  BURNED OUT .. check.   Another perfect fit for the old age home aka the New Spork Spankees!  And the good times keep on rolling  ... daaaaa Spankees suck!
Let's see...who was it that didn't make the palyoffs last year?

And before you start flappin' your jaws about the Red Sox off season acquisitions and the 2011 Red Sox hype, try to remember all of the Red Sox hype going into last season. Remember the hype about how dominant their pitching would be, and coupled with their run producing offense it would lead them to the World Series? Remember that?

Well, reality set in and they had to deal with things like injuries and sub-par performances and slow starts and bad finishes and player meltdowns and all of the other crap that led to not making the playoffs.

Guess what Sunshine? That's why they play the games. You can make great off season moves and do all the right things and still not make the playoffs because of all the variables.




Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: March 25, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Yankees add Millwood

Yankees=train wreck this season.  Old and no pitching
Yep, and here we have it.  The HATERS have spoken.  Crowning the Phillies the best rotation in the history of baseball, while the Yankees are the worst team in history...now we have that the Yanks are a train wreck this season.

You haters are the most pathetic morons.  Last I checked the calendar, the season hasn't started yet- unless I've missed it somewhere.

Classic.  I will be the first one bashing on the Phillies when their rotation falters this season.  Just call it a pleasant payback for all you Philly mouths and chest beaters. Their rotation is already showing signs of fatigue and we haven't even made it out of spring training.
If there's such a thing as impending fate, I guess that's it in a nutshell.


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