Texas Rangers Trade Kevin Millwood, Sign Rich Harden

Posted: 9th December 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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What a last couple of hours for the Texas Rangers. In span of what seemed like five minutes, the Rangers traded RHP Kevin Millwood to the Baltimore Orioles for RHP Chris Ray and a player to be named later. Then, in order to replace Millwood, the Rangers signed RHP Rich Harden to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with an $11.5 million option for 2011. First, lets talk about the Millwood trade to the Orioles. I really like this move for the Orioles. Millwood is the pitcher the Orioles needed Since Millwood is on the last year of his contract and the Rangers will kick in $3 million of MillwoodÆs $12 million salary in 2010, the Orioles essentially have Millwood on a one-year, $9 million deal. That is very fair for what Millwood is going to give the Orioles in 2010. MillwoodÆs perfo ...

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