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YanksFan1992
07-11-08, 05:35 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/07/yankees-to-sign.html


Eric Milton, remember him? The AP is reporting (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-yankees-matsui&prov=ap&type=lgns) that he is set to rejoin the Yankees after working out at the team's minor league complex. The 33 year-old lefty had Tommy John surgery in June of last year. He's said to be six weeks away from pitching in games (http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2008/07/yankees_sign_eric_milton_to_mi.html), and the Yankees have 2009 in mind as well


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Milton


With Minnesota, Milton had a record of 57-51, with 715 strikeouts and a 4.76 earned run average, and was selected to the 2001 AL All-Star team. He went 1-0 with a 1.65 ERA with the Twins in the 2002 and 2003 playoffs, and was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for the pitcher Carlos Silva and infielder Nick Punto following the 2003 season.

MattUNC2003
07-11-08, 05:38 PM
He also led the leagues in HR allowed for a few seasons back with Philly and Cincinnati, IIRC.

JL25and3
07-11-08, 05:39 PM
Eric Milton is only 33? That's kind of amazing.

He also hasn't been both healthy and effective since 2001.

hellonewman
07-11-08, 05:45 PM
Pitcher Eric MiltonOxymoronic.

Sam18
07-11-08, 05:47 PM
YES!!!!...

R.V.47
07-11-08, 05:48 PM
Cashman really looks desperate with some of these moves but I guess in a way he is.

nnysiny
07-11-08, 06:03 PM
Cashman really looks desperate with some of these moves but I guess in a way he is.

well, the Yankees are desperate for pitching (and hitting). theres nothing wrong with signing someone for next to nothing

Metroidman
07-11-08, 06:05 PM
World Series here we come baby

WashingtonYankee
07-11-08, 06:07 PM
Hopefully, this guy can help us.

DrNick
07-11-08, 06:08 PM
Welcome back Moonshot

bigwampum
07-11-08, 06:09 PM
Can they just give us the trophy now?

Brick Tamland
07-11-08, 06:19 PM
World Series here we come baby

lol. Milton's leading this team to the promised land for sure.

RYMASTER or Ryan_Yankees
07-11-08, 06:27 PM
Yay! It may have taken 10.5 years, but we finally won on the Chuck Knoblauch trade!

;)

HondaCop
07-11-08, 06:29 PM
Yeah, let's switch to a 4 man rotation, so that Milton can take the ball every 4 days and bring us #27!

sugmasterflex
07-11-08, 06:32 PM
It's a very good low risk move by Cashman...

JDPNYY
07-11-08, 07:19 PM
Duplicate Thread.

False1
07-11-08, 07:26 PM
Yay! It may have taken 10.5 years, but we finally won on the Chuck Knoblauch trade!

;)LOL... nice.

Yanks4eva1
07-11-08, 08:03 PM
Yay! It may have taken 10.5 years, but we finally won on the Chuck Knoblauch trade!

;)

LOL!:roflmao:

teknetic
07-11-08, 08:09 PM
It's a very good low risk move by Cashman...

I wouldn't call it "very good." He got butchered in an inferior league prior to TJS. Low risk? yea, but that's not rocket science.

The Q Bomb
07-11-08, 08:35 PM
I thought this was some errant thread from 2000 that popped up! Wow - talk about a blast from the past!

Can he hit?

NelsonMuntz
07-11-08, 09:00 PM
I was hoping for Freddy Garcia as the next reclamation project. Milton is homerun prone and hasn't been good in a long time.

JDPNYY
07-11-08, 09:01 PM
I thought this was some errant thread from 2000 that popped up! Wow - talk about a blast from the past!

Can he hit?

tee hee.

Agreed.

AcidLake
07-11-08, 09:22 PM
I wonder if he still can throw 92mph

goin for 27
07-11-08, 09:23 PM
We should dig up the Milton thread from a few years back, it is buried here somewhere.

ace
07-11-08, 09:28 PM
Isn't he the guy who got a Yankee tattoo as a minor leaguer?

Can't deny that kind of commitment.

PinstripePride
07-11-08, 10:07 PM
Eric Milton is an absolute nightmare on the mound.

sabermet prospectus
07-11-08, 10:08 PM
Another brilliant move by Cashman.

Vin
07-11-08, 10:19 PM
He could be a reliable arm in the pen

Retire21
07-11-08, 10:25 PM
Yay! It may have taken 10.5 years, but we finally won on the Chuck Knoblauch trade!

;)

Good news for Eric Milton: he's already got an "NY" tattoo on his shoulder

Good news for the Yankees: we didn't sign him in 2005 when he was a FA- that would have been Jaret Wright, Carl Pavano, and Eric Milton all in the same offseason. And you guys thought that offseason couldn't have gotten worse...............

E-Rod
07-11-08, 10:32 PM
Six weeks before he can pitch again and how many more weeks before he can pitch in the Majors again?

Good to see that Cashman is already thinking in the next year, a bullpen with Hawkins, Farnsworth and Milton will be fantastic, just like a rollercoaster without breaks.

apalradio
07-11-08, 11:15 PM
It's a very good low risk move by Cashman...These are the only kinds of moves Cash seems to make any more. His low risk moves tend mostly to yield low rewards as well. How about a high risk high reward move for a change? Or does Cash think the season's already a lost cause?

GoYanks
07-11-08, 11:26 PM
I thought this was some errant thread from 2000 that popped up! Wow - talk about a blast from the past!

Can he hit?

You took the words out of my mouth ...

4bronxbombers
07-11-08, 11:37 PM
World Series here we come baby

:lol:

Hope you're right!

Don Mack
07-11-08, 11:59 PM
I read where the Yankees and Mets were keeping tabs on Freddy Garcia with ARod being a big supporter of Garcia. Freddy said he feels like he's got a new shoulder after surgery. If we can land him, it'll be a better move than Milton. He'll be ready to throw for the scouts around July 20-24th. I hope we sign him. He was a big winner for Chicago the year they won the WS.

On the other hand, I read they are also looking at Victor Zambrano. Sounds like we're regressing back to the 1980's teams that stunk.

oneill96
07-12-08, 03:16 AM
I figured he was dead! :dunno:

ARoDfan4life
07-12-08, 03:51 AM
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