Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Red Flag Raised On Wade Miley's Work Ethic?

New Red Sox Starter Wade Miley
Ready for a nice Holiday gift? It's being reported that the reason the Arizona Diamondbacks traded lefty Wade Miley was because of concerns with his "work habits and/or preparation". Apparently, it wasn't just a desire to get younger by dealing for Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, but also displeasure with diet and conditioning issues with the 220-pound hurler. For his part, Miley denies the allegations, saying conditioning concerns early in his career have been dealt with and resolved. He claims the team was over-restrictive on dietary issues—hinting at an insistence on a gluten-free diet. I guess we'll find out who's telling the truth around the All-Star Break. Or, sooner.