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Kevin Millwood threw this morning in front of several teams, including the Yankees

Mar 16, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT


Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that free agent pitcher Kevin Millwood held a “showcase” for teams this morning on the UC-Irvine campus and the Yankees were among those scouting him.

Last month Sherman reported that Millwood rejected a minor-league contract offer from the Yankees, which was exceptionally … well, let’s say “bold” for a 36-year-old who went 4-16 with a 5.10 ERA last season and remains unsigned two weeks before Opening Day.

It’d be sort of tough to blame Millwood too much for seeking a guaranteed deal when the offseason began, as he earned $12 million last season and hasn’t had a salary under $7 million since 2002, but at this point what is he really holding out for? A guaranteed spot in the rotation for a 36-year-old who stunk last year and will be way behind everyone else even if he reports to spring training immediately? A few extra dollars in potential incentives he probably won’t reach and would barely make a dent in his career earnings anyway?

Incidentally, Millwood’s agent is … Scott Boras.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Mar 16, 2011 at 4:36 PM


    • phukyouk - Mar 16, 2011 at 4:56 PM

      why are you upset Len? i mean he DID throw a no hitter in 2003… thats got to be worth a few million, right?

  2. uyf1950 - Mar 16, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    What no love for another reclamation project? So far Garcia and Colon seems to be at least viable alternatives to Mitre, and they are not pitching all that bad either.

  3. nyyankeefanforever - Mar 16, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Colon and Garcia both have demonstrated recent successes to point to that justify their place in Yankee camp. Millwood’s last year was the dictionary definition of a career hitting the wall. That he turned down an invite to Yankee camp under the same conditional contractual conditions agreed to by Bartolo and Freddie makes him unemployable now in my book. I dont care if he threw 100 mph in that showcase. No way is he worthy of special consideration, let alone a guaranteed paycheck and roster spot.

  4. pisano - Mar 16, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Let it go Cashman, isn’t enough to have Colon, and Garcia and now you want to look at this bum! let it go, please let it go!

  5. Jeremiah Graves - Mar 17, 2011 at 9:26 AM


    I hope the Twins finally come to their senses and throw him that 5-year/$75 million contract he so rightfully deserves. With Kevo at the top of the rotation, we’d be unstoppable!!

    (if you could not detect the sarcasm here, please move to a different corner of the internet)

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