Kevin Millwood is asking for a lot of money


For those teams with a starting pitching opening [cough!] Yankees [cough!], know this: you’ll need a lot of money to get Kevin Millwood. Here’s Buster:

Heard this: Millwood is looking for $4-$5 millon for 2011, which is significantly more than some teams willing to consider.

Eh, no one seems that desperate. Especially for a guy who went 4-16 with a 5.10 ERA  last year.  I think if he were in a hitter-friendly park that the U.N. would send in peacekeepers to try to limit the carnage.

Put him in the National League, though, in a more forgiving park than Camden Yards?  OK, I can maybe see it.

Royals sign Justin Grimm to a one-year, $1.25 million deal

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The Royals signed free agent reliever Justin Grimm to a one-year, $12.5 million deal, the club announced Sunday. Grimm can earn up to $300,000 in additional incentives, the specifics of which have yet to be disclosed.

The 29-year-old right-hander was released by the Cubs on Thursday. Prior to his release, he was slated to make $2.2 million after losing his arbitration case against the team. Grimm polished off a five-year campaign with the Cubs in 2017 and produced an unimpressive 5.53 ERA, 4.4 BB/9 and 9.6 SO/9 over 55 1/3 innings.

In a corresponding move, right-hander Sam Gaviglio was designated for assignment. He pitched in five games for the Royals this spring, racking up 13 hits, eight runs and seven strikeouts in seven innings.