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Jjav829
11-23-2004, 08:35 AM
The Brewers are expected to announce the signing of Damian Miller to a 3 year, $9 million deal. That's kind of surprising. I guess they want him to help bring along some of their young pitchers. Otherwise I'm not sure that this deal makes much sense for a team that won't be competing this year.

Link (http://www.jsonline.com/sports/brew/nov04/277858.asp)

wdelaney72
11-23-2004, 08:48 AM
That's not a whole lot of money for a solid catcher who is well-respected for his ability to call games and handle a pitching staff.

Milw
11-23-2004, 11:10 AM
The Brewers are expected to announce the signing of Damian Miller to a 3 year, $9 million deal. That's kind of surprising. I guess they want him to help bring along some of their young pitchers. Otherwise I'm not sure that this deal makes much sense for a team that won't be competing this year.

Link (http://www.jsonline.com/sports/brew/nov04/277858.asp) Actually, it makes perfect sense. Catcher is the only position where the Brewers don't have a legitimate minor league prospect in waiting. (Seriously.)

If the Brewers double their payroll like their new owner has promised, they will be a competitive team in 2006.

JRIG
11-23-2004, 11:57 AM
I think a three-year contract for Miller is pure insanity. He asked for it, but I didn't think he would get it.

GiveMeSox
11-23-2004, 01:58 PM
ESPN Insider as well as rotoworld are reporting Damian Miller has signed with the Brew Crew for 3 years and reportdly 3 mil per year he was seeking.

"The Brewers are expected to announced today that they've agreed to terms with Damian Miller on a three-year contract worth about $3 million per year.
Doug Melvin has done some good things since taking over as Milwaukee's GM, but we've disliked every multiyear deal he's handed out. How does it make sense for a non-contender to give a 35-year-old catcher a three-year deal? Miller apparently picked the Brewers after the Red Sox refused to add a season to their two-year offer. The Dodgers had interest but never made a formal offer. Nov. 23 - 4:38 am et"

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playernews.asp?sport=MLB

wdelaney72
11-24-2004, 08:08 AM
I think the real person to benefit here is Jason Varitek. Imagine how much fun it would have been to see Boras and Varitek react if Boston would have signed Miller. Man, talk about waving a big middle finger.