Kevin Millwood is NOT a "top end of the rotation" starter, at least not any more. Please stop speaking of him as if he is. I'm not saying the guy is a bum, and the O's shouldn't of traded for him, but let's call a spade a spade. Kevin Millwood will provide needed veteran leadership in the clubhouse, something the Orioles need, especially with so many young guns on the pitching staff. Kevin Millwood will most likely be a solid middle of the rotation guy and has a shot to potentially be the best pitcher in Baltimore next season. Even if that should happen, it still doesn't mean he's a "top of the rotation" starter. It means that as per usual, the Orioles don't really have a true rotation, which is a HUGE reason why they've been so terrible for so long. The past 5 seasons we've only had one true #1 starter, and even he was borderline. First it was Rodrigo Lopez, followed by Bedard, the only one you could argue was a true #1, and for the past 3 seasons it's been Jeremy Guthrie, who would be no more than a #2 or #3 starter on any other team in the league except for maybe the Pirates.
Get over yourself Orioles front office. Kevin Millwood is a good signing, especially since he didn't cost anything more than a Rule 5 pick, bu he is not going to sure up the rotation.
TTM Success - Jeff Shaw
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