Orioles acquire: Kevin Millwood
Rangers acquire: Chris Ray, $3 million
- Gives the Orioles a legitimate front line starting pitcher
- Good bet to give the Orioles 180-200 IP
- Leader for the Orioles young pitchers?
- One year commitment
- frees up money for them to go after free agents
- Save roughly $9 million this season
- Sell high on Millwood because of his good 2009 season, allows them to save money moving forward
- If the Rangers can get anything productive out of Chris Ray at this point, that's just gravy.
Then again, that's an awfully big IF.
(UPDATE: Did the Rangers actually sign Harden?)