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The Red Sox lucked out when the Marlins let Kevin Millar get away so easily.

Updated: August 20, 2003, 11:56 AM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine
When Kevin Millar signed a $5.3M contract with the Red Sox on Feb.20, he laughed and said to himself, "What were they thinking?" Better question: what were the Marlins thinking when they let a .296 career hitter get away so easily? Better yet: what was Millar thinking when, after last season, he agreed to play for the Chunichi Dragons this year?