Wednesday, December 3, 2008

trever with an "e"

So Moze made a two-year offer, and Miller (apparently) accepted, then came to town for a physical with team docs, then n-o-t-h-i-n-g happened for a while. We heard rumors that there was something funky with his labrum (something he'd had surgically repaired earlier in his career) or that something about the "language" of the contract was unacceptable to one or both parties. And now, after entirely too much hullabaloo and run-around, Miller and the team have agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $2 million.

Anybody feel really good about this? Didn't think so.

Not that I'm saying it's a bad deal or anything, I just feel a little, let's say, less than confident about the whole business. Something about how they went about it.

But to be honest, I'm just happy something finally happened. PHE reminded me that no team has really gotten anything going yet (heck, even the Yankees opted against offering arbitration to anyone). The declining economy has taken its toll on the game. (Are we officially calling it a recession yet?) I guess I'll have to check my impatience or at least find something else to occupy my mind.

Okay, I'm happy. I'm excited to have a new player on board. I'm excited to find out which number he'll choose. (He was 57 with the Rays, 47 with the 'Stros. Beyond that I don't know.) I'm feeling a little spark of hope for the future.

From what I understand, Miller is a pretty good lefty specialist. I'm still wondering how this will affect the dealings with Rhodes.