Now before I start I would like to say that I have always somewhat been a Millwood fan. Being a Ranger homer I first thought when we acquired him he would be an ace in our rotation. When I say “ace” I mean not elite ace (probably only 1/3 of the teams in the league have an elite ace) but a number # 1 who gives you a chance every time he takes the mound and if your offensive scores 3 runs you will probably win the game.
Over the last 3 years it has become apparent that this role is not for Millwood, either due to lack of talent or age. But while many this summer have advocated for the Rangers to get rid of him, I believed with the pitching troubles that this organization has had that Millwood should be held on to. My reasoning was move him into the # 3 slot leave Padilla at the # 2 slot, fill # 4 and # 5 with young talent, and acquire a big time free agent. After today’s performance I am somewhat sick of watching him.
I should also state that I realize that almost every off-season we say that the Rangers are going to acquire a big-time free agent pitcher and it never happens.
So I’m looking for fellow Ranger fans opinions on what we should do with Millwood. Please no answers of just “get rid of his sorry *ss” but well thought out answers.