Sheldon Ocker has a nice piece today on Matt Miller. He calls him a "forgotten man," but I've never forgotten him. That guy has done nothing but get guys out for us, other than spending a lot time on the DL.
Miller arrived mid-year after the Great Bullpen Implosion of '04. Any news of a new reliever was greeted eagerly at that point, but like most fans, I'm sure I was less excited after reading Miller's unimpressive resume at age 32. But Shapiro is developing a bit of a knack for pulling pitcher-rabbits out of Colorado-hats:
I'll be glad to have him back this year, and I hope he can stay healthy. A strange detail about Miller is that since he spent almost no time in the majors before age 32, his contract status is actually the same as Peralta and Sizemore's, meaning he has two more years before arbitration and five more before free agency.
And anyway, sidearmers are just fun to watch.