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The Rockies don’t have room in the budget for … Kevin Millwood?

Jan 9, 2012, 9:33 AM EDT

Kevin Millwood, Carlos Lee

Things that just sort of make you stop and say “really?”:  Troy Renck of the Denver Post reporting that the Rockies may be interested in Kevin Millwood, but can’t seem to find space in the budget for him.  The same Kevin Millwood who pitched all of 54 major league innings last year.

Now, granted, those 54 innings came for the Rockies and they were actually OK innings. But it just strikes me that if a big league team really wants a guy who is not going to cost anything approaching big money, they can probably find a way to make it happen.

I dunno. It’s possible Kevin Millwood has one more bounceback season in him. But it also strikes me that major league teams who don’t want to discourage their fan bases don’t say things like “we can’t squeeze Kevin Millwood into the budget.”

  1. hermitfool - Jan 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Trying to make sense out of the decisions made by the Rockheads can only lead to brain hemorrhages. This is, after all, the same organization that gave Eric Young Jr., his nonexistent throwing arm and .298 slugging percentage 35 starts in left field in 2011.

  2. xmatt0926x - Jan 9, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Millwood is a dog. Even Nolan Ryan had to sit him down and tell him that he didn’t think Millwood was giving max effort. There shouldn’t be enough money in anyone’s budget to sign this mutt.

    • tuloisgod - Jan 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

      Not familiar with the Millwood-Ryan thing, xmatt, and I would definitely not dismiss criticism from Ryan, but that said, Millwood brought a sorely needed professional demeanor to the Rox’ clubhouse, and, hell, he was their best pitcher down the stretch — an average MLB pitcher, to be sure, but better than anyone else that they trotted out to the mound. Perhaps he’s matured?

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