Wade Miley has fallen a long way from his All-Star and Rookie of the Year runner-up season in 2012. In 2017 Miley posted the highest ERA of his career (5.61) with the Orioles. He led the league with 93 walks in 157.1 innings, doubling his walk rate from 2016.
Like Hellickson, Miley is a rebound project just hoping to find a team that is willing to buy into him. He has a track record to sell, but his performance with the Orioles over the last year and a half doesn’t inspire much confidence. He will certainly come cheap on a one-year deal for whoever signs him.
Philadelphia doesn’t have a left-handed starter anywhere near the major-leagues, so signing Miley would offer that advantage if nothing else. Granted, they can’t just sign him for that fact alone; the contract needs to make sense for the team.