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    Yanks Pitching Problems Solved

    Yankees sign LHP Milton to minor league contract
    Jul 11, 6:21 pm EDT

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    Return to Original Buzz Up PrintTORONTO (AP)—The New York Yankees signed left-hander Eric Milton to a minor league contract Friday, returning Milton to the organization that originally drafted him.

    New York took Milton with its first round pick, 20th overall, in the June 1996 draft. Milton was traded to Minnesota two years later in the deal that sent Chuck Knoblauch to the Yankees.

    Milton, who had elbow surgery last June, will be assigned to Triple-A Scranton and immediately placed on the disabled list, allowing him to continue rehabbing at New York’s minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.

    “He’s a left-hander, he’s a got a pretty big breaking ball,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “Obviously, we’ll have to see how he does. It’s the beginning stages of him trying to get back to the big leagues.”

    The 32-year-old Milton went 0-4 with a 5.17 ERA in six starts with Cincinnati last season. He threw in the outfield during a workout in Tampa on Friday.


    Milton, who has also pitched for Philadelphia, has a career record of 87-84.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns
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    How long before the Yanks sign Sterling Hitchcock to a minor league deal??
    I dont understand some of these signings. How will a washed up pitcher who had an over 5.00 ERA in the Weak NL help this club?? Is he supposed to be an option in the Bullpen or are we hoping he can start??

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    LOL, Sterling Hitchcock

    What about Mike Stanton, can he still throw?

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    Is Tanyon Sturtze avail?

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    el duque is available.

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    already posted.

    btw, I don't see any harm in signing a guy to a contract like this. might as well see what the guy has on the cheap. left handed pitchers will always find work somewhere.

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    Wow. Weren't the Yankees killed for trading a guy like Eric Milton to the Twins for Knoblauch?

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    We just lost a game 4-1. I don't think the pitching is really the problem this year. Maybe the fact that yesterday our 6,7,8,9 hitters are all under a 250 BA could be a problem.

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    Yankees are doing what Omar does, sign a bunch of washed up guys and hope one sticks for a few games.

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    This has been a very depressing baseball season so far. Soooo glad I bought Extra Innings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido Monzino View Post
    already posted.

    btw, I don't see any harm in signing a guy to a contract like this. might as well see what the guy has on the cheap. left handed pitchers will always find work somewhere.
    Plus he's still only 32. No different than what they've been doing for two years now while they hope the kids are as good as they think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batmans A Scientist View Post
    Wow. Weren't the Yankees killed for trading a guy like Eric Milton to the Twins for Knoblauch?
    That was a GREAT trade for the Yankees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    That was a GREAT trade for the Yankees.
    Disagree altogether. Was a good trade for both teams . Knoblauch never even hit .300 for the Yanks and couldn't even play his primary position by year three with the team. He also was a .258 hitter in the post season. Yanks gave up Guzman in that deal as well. The trade is given too much edge in Yanks folklore because Knoblauch gave them a leadoff hitter during their WS years.
    Last edited by chad101; 07-14-2008 at 02:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad101 View Post
    Disagree altogether. Was a good trade for both teams with the edge going to the Twins. Knoblauch never even hit .300 for the Yanks and couldn't even play his primary position by year three with the team. He also was a .258 hitter in the post season. Yanks gave up Guzman in that deal as well.
    Who cares about his batting avg. He was a lead off hitter who scored 117 and 120 runs his 1st 2 years with the Yankees. He had .361, and 3.93 OBP. He had some big hits in the post season and the Yankees won the World Series the 1st 3 years he was in the Bronx. Great trade. He was the catalyst to our offense for the 1st few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad101 View Post
    The trade is given too much edge in Yanks folklore because Knoblauch gave them a leadoff hitter during their WS years.


    Which is ecactly why it was a good trade for the Yankees.

    You need a lead off hitter you maroon.

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    and tell me.. what has Milton and Guzman done in their careers?

    Milton has a career ERA above 5 and Christian has a .305 career OBP

    These guys suck.
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 07-14-2008 at 03:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post


    Which is ecactly why it was a good trade for the Yankees.

    You need a lead off hitter you maroon.
    Which is what I said. It was a good trade not a great trade.

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    It was a great trade until he got the yips. Nah, for the reasons TD listed above, still a great trade.

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    What's the harm in making signings like this? You hope to catch lightning in a bottle and if not then you just move on. Not a big deal at all. This was posted somewhere else so dump.

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