Kevin Millwood is asking for a lot of money

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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.

Twins will not pick up Glen Perkins’ 2018 option

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The Twins have informed reliever Glen Perkins they will not pick up his 2018 club option worth $6.5 million, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports. Instead, he will be paid $700,000 per his buyout clause.

Perkins, 34, has pitched a total of 7 2/3 innings over the last two seasons due to shoulder and biceps injuries. Bollinger adds that the two could come to terms on a minor league deal, but if they can’t reach an agreement, the lefty is likely to retire.

From 2011-15, Perkins emerged as one of the better relievers in baseball, making three All-Star teams. He compiled an aggregate 2.84 ERA with 340 strikeouts and 73 walks across 313 1/3 innings.