Monday, March 2, 2009
1992 Upper Deck, Keith Miller
#383 Keith Miller
I got this card signed in 1993 at the mall when the Royals Caravan came to town. This was the same Royals Caravan that included Steve Shifflett and Kevin Koslofski. Obviously, it was not the best caravan stop that I have ever been to.
Keith had just come over to the Royals from the Mets. He was part of the Kevin McReynolds and Gregg Jefferies (and Miller) for Bret Saberhagen and Bill Pecota deal. That trade didn't really work out for either team. Saberhagen was hurt a bunch and Pecota only played one year for the Mets. For the Royals, McReynolds only played two seasons in KC (91 RBI in that span), Jefferies had a very decent year before being dealt to St. Louis for Felix Jose in the off-season, and Miller had a decent first year in KC before being hurt for most of the next three seasons. During those next three seasons, he only played in 51 games. So, overall, it was a neutral trade for both parties, although Kansas City might have benifitted from it more for the first year.
According to Wikipedia, Keith Miller is now an agent. He represents David Wright, Brandon Inge, and Scott Rolen.