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Report: Orioles discuss Millwood with Rangers

Nov 30, 2009, 7:50 PM EDT

millwood small.jpgSources told that the Orioles have approached the Rangers about Kevin Millwood, who is entering the final year of a deal that will pay him $12 million in 2010.
Such news figures to be met with a collective groan from Orioles fans, but spending $12 million on Millwood probably wouldn’t do anything to impact the team’s remaining offseason plans. It’s not like John Lackey or Matt Holliday is headed to Baltimore, and it’d be a mere one-year commitment to help provide stability in a rotation that could be incredibly young aside from Jeremy Guthrie.
As a straight salary dump, it could work for both teams. The Rangers have financial issues and may prefer not to pay Millwood’s ample salary next year. If the Orioles could bring him in without surrendering a legitimate prospect, they’d be a bit more interesting next year.

  1. Billy - Nov 30, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    This reminds me of the Sutcliffe signing by the O’s years ago. It would make sense to bring in a guy who can step up and absorb the number one spot and help the younger guys learn. The money is nothing to Angelos. Drop in the bucket if Andy McPhail tells him to do it. As an O’s fan, I like it as a backup to a Bedard, Sheets signing.

  2. Grant - Dec 1, 2009 at 8:07 AM

    I agree with Matthew. If they don’t give up a real prospect, fine. Lots of contracts coming off the books. Maybe he has a good first half and you can flip him or something (I always wonder how much of a consideration this should be in offseason trading, but it’s there and it’s real so there you go).

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