Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Kevin Millwood to Texas

Free agent pitcher Kevin Millwood reached a preliminary agreement Monday on a $60 million, five-year contract with Texas, giving the Rangers the legitimate No. 1 starter they have been seeking. Details of the deal were disclosed by two people familiar with negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized. Millwood's decision to accept Texas' offer was first reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on its Web site. Millwood was 9-11 with a 2.86 ERA that led the American League this year, his only season for Cleveland. The right-hander, who turned 31 Saturday, rejected a salary arbitration offer from the Indians.Millwood, who also was sought by Boston, will be the No. 1 starter in a revamped Texas rotation, already bolstered by two trades this month. The Rangers got former All-Star right-hander Vicente Padilla from Philadelphia and acquired Adam Eaton from San Diego.


Last year, the Texas Rangers were one of the most offensive team in baseball. They led baseball in home runs. But they had no good pitching. With the signing of Kevin Millwood, Texas has become a very good team which will probably make a run for the American League West title. But in order to be number 1 in their division, the Rangers must beat the Angels and Athletics, two very tough teams.


  • Texas will be good, but Cleveland seems to be falling...especially by loosing a lot of their pitchers like Millwood...its gonna be a good season.

    By Blogger Matt A., at 9:29 AM  

  • Yes, it'll be mixed up a bit. Texas had SO much potential last year, if they had had some decent pitching, I think they could have won the AL West or at least the wild card.

    By Blogger MVB, at 5:43 PM  

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