I mentioned this as a possibility at the feed on Saturday, and now it is reality; the Astros have non-tendered Wade Miller. He now gets the official Dave endorsement as the way to fill out the roster. He missed about half of 2004 with a rotator cuff injury and a frayed labrum, but received a clean bill of health from Lewis Yocum earlier this month. He will start throwing next month and reportedly should be ready for spring training.
The team has depth in the starting rotation and can afford to take a risk on a high upside guy like Miller. He’s very similar to Matt Clement, who we stumped for earlier in the offseason; good power stuff, mediocre command, looks to have upside beyond his previous performance, which was already pretty good.
Forget Odalis Perez or Kevin Millwood. If you can get Wade Miller for something like 1 year, $5 million with some incentives, it could be a terrific deal.