On Saturday, Kevin Millwood spun a gem against the Colorado Rockies, with a 2-hit complete game shutout in hitter-friendly Coors Field. The 16-year Mariners’ veteran seems like he has found his old self and his trade value will not get any higher.
The Mariners are in a rebuilding year and won’t be in the postseason for the tenth straight year. Millwood doesn’t factor into the Mariners’ long-term plans because the club has a plethora of young arms down in the minors. They will trade Millwood as the July 31st trade deadline approaches.
Teams always need more pitching. Millwood has postseason experience from earlier in his career and will attract attention from teams that are a couple of pieces away from making a run to the post-season.
Last week, the Giants signed Brad Penny off the street to bolster their rotation. Andy Pettitte came out of retirement to solidify the Yankees’ rotation. Veteran pitchers are valuable to teams trying to make the postseason.
Coming into this season...