CUBS SIGN WADE MILLER
Fresh off the wires:
Cubs, Miller agree to one-year deal
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Wade Miller agreed
Monday to a one-year contract.
Bothered by shoulder problems, the 29-year-old right-hander was
4-4 with a 4.95 ERA in 16 starts in his lone season with the Boston
Red Sox. He spent the first five weeks and the final two months on
the disabled list.
Miller was with the Houston Astros for his first six major
league seasons, going 16-8 in 2001 and 15-4 in 2002. He is 62-43
with five complete games and a 3.98 ERA during his career.
Miller’s main flaw is his ability to stay healthy. Some say this is due to a quirky windup that also leads to his success in fooling hitters. All I know is if the price is right–less than a mill–it’s a good signing. He got hurt again last year so maybe he needs to reinvent himself mechanically. Like Lee Majors.