Via Jon Heyman, the Yankees and free agent starting pitcher, Kevin Millwood are apparently still talking. Millwood is apparently seeking out $4-$5 million guaranteed, which seems like a lot given his crappy 2010. Millwood posted a 4-16 record with a 5.10 ERA last season for the Orioles. Despite signing Chris Young and Chris Capuano already this off-season, the Mets have interest in Millwood as well. Many consider the Indians the favorites to land Millwood.

Starting pitching is always in demand and Millwood has provided stability for his teams over the last few years. In his last six seasons, Millwood has started at least 29 games for his respective teams. However, Millwood has posted an ERA below 4.50 just once in those seasons, so the innings haven’t been high quality.

His asking price is a little high, but I think the Yankees would become interested if he lowered his demands to a $2 million base with a bunch of incentives. Something like Freddy Garcia got, except for a guaranteed roster spot.

Ultimately, I don’t think Millwood will land with the Yankees. The Yankees would have sign him to a Major League deal, so someone would get bumped off the 40-man roster. (The Bombers haven’t officially signed Andruw Jones yet, so that would make two causalities). Given the Yankees depth of crappy starters already, his price seems a little high and his peripherals stink. Pass.