Miley, not Popeye, btw.
Does it seem weird that Miley isn't 30 yet? Shouldn't he be 38? No matter, he will be doing this when he's 38, just like he is now and just as he has done for the past 5 years. He will have a couple of years like his rookie year (ERA in the low 3's and 16 wins) for which he will be paid for the next several....and then years like this one , which really isn't much different than the last 4.
There's a safety net value to Miley and that is what Dipot purchased. Somebody else will likely purchase it from us but he's less attractive with 70 games remaining than he is with at the winter talks just because he becomes more worthy of trading for over longer periods of times. Were you a GM, would you bet a decently nice prospect bauble on the next 14 Miley starts?
If you're in the hunt AND if your rotation is a bit weak AND if you know you'll be in need of a #4-5 next season, then get Miley now. But you can likely find a LeBlanc laying around somewhere if you're looking for a flash in the pan.
In his 1st three starts for us he went 0-2 and got rocked. In his next 9, he went 6-0 and pitched pretty well, except for getting shelled (4.2, 12 hits, 9 ER's) in a no decision. Over his last 4 starts, he's 0-4, although one of those was a decent outing.
I think he needs to shave again. Dang-nation he grows an ugly beard.
Maybe an opposing GM WILL look at his recent hot streak and think he's about to go there again. But then, we may want to keep him if that is the case.
Mike Montgomery went out and earned himself another 2 starts. Felix is up on the 20th. Miley will get at least 1 start before then. If he sparkles int hat start then we've got interesting thigs to consider.