Monday, February 21, 2011

Top 10 reasons why Kevin Millwood rejected the Yankees

10) After the Texas experience, didn't want to risk his career numbers by working half of his games in an even worse bandbox

9) On the whole, would rather be in Cleveland

8) Still, in his heart, too much of an Oriole to take their blood money

7) Didn't want to have to gain the 40 pounds necessary to fit in with the rest of the staff

6) Suspects that his time in pinstripes might involve too much Trenton

5) Can't imagine beating out titans like Bartolo Colon, Freddie Garcia and Sergio Mitre

4) Prefers to work in anonymity, which is to say, most of the rest of MLB

3) Given his stuff and strikeout rates, would rather not spend his starts working in front of an aging, overpaid and overrated defensive players

2) Having a hard time imagining the fans and media would be supportive of his season

1) Now that George Steinbrenner is dead, the Yankees can't buy anybody

1 comment:

Brasil said...

Allow me to preface this by saying I am not a fan of George Steinbrenner or the New York Yankees. But to deny what the man did for baseball would be outrageous. When this book first came out, I knew it was something I wanted to read. I head off, however, and when I recently invested in a Kindle, this was the first book I got.

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