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New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier looks on prior to the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Yankees at Ed Smith Stadium. (Douglas DeFelice/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier looks on prior to the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Yankees at Ed Smith Stadium. (Douglas DeFelice/USA TODAY Sports)

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Here's how Clint Frazier can make a difference during this absurd spate of Yankee injuries, a bleak streak that claimed both Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar on Monday: 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Andrew Miller, Clint Frazier, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Anthony McCarron
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Sep 27, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)
Sep 27, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)

The Yankees and Mets are both in the market to beef up their respective bullpens, but neither felt strongly enough to make an offer to left-hander Andrew Miller, according to SNY's Andy Martino. 

Miller, 33, signed with the Cardinals on Friday to a two-year, $25 million deal with a vesting option for 2021. 

The Yankees and Mets both had initial interest in Miller but his durability concerns steered them away from the two-time All-Star. 

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Sep 27, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)
Sep 27, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)

The Yankees and Mets are both in the market to beef up their respective bullpens, but neither felt strongly enough to make an offer to left-hander Andrew Miller, according to SNY's Andy Martino. 

Miller, 33, signed with the Cardinals on Friday to a two-year, $25 million deal with a vesting option for 2021. 

The Yankees and Mets both had initial interest in Miller but his durability concerns steered them away from the two-time All-Star. 

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller (48) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. New York won 3-1. (Tim Heitman)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller (48) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. New York won 3-1. (Tim Heitman)

Former Yankees reliever Andrew Miller appears to be on his way to St. Louis, according to multiple reports.

The 33-year-old lefty is "very close" to signing with the Cardinals, per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, which would eliminate another potential offseason target for Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

While the Yankees have solidified their 2019 rotation after trading for James Paxton and retaining J.A. Happ, the bullpen has yet to be addressed. Last week, the team met with representatives for free agent reliever Adam Ottavino, who is reportedly high on Cashman's wish list.

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Brian Cashman Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Brian Cashman Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Aside from a few nifty quips by Bryce Harper's agent, there was little real action on baseball's two biggest free agents at this week's Winter Meetings. Harper and Scott Boras sat down with a few clubs and Manny Machado has meet-and-greets scheduled in the coming days, but neither player seems close to a resolution. 

Instead, the best intel to come out of Las Vegas might have been about the developing bullpen market. Or further confirmation that shopping for a top-end catcher, by trade or free agency, will be pricey. 

That affects both the Yankees and Mets, who are searching for upgrades. Here's a look at the market following the week in Vegas. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Nimmo, David Robertson, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Jeurys Familia, Justin Wilson, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Anthony McCarron
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Brodie Van Wagenen speaks during a news conference to announce the New York Mets new General Manager Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Brodie Van Wagenen speaks during a news conference to announce the New York Mets new General Manager Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Aside from a few nifty quips by Bryce Harper's agent, there was little real action on baseball's two biggest free agents at this week's Winter Meetings. Harper and Scott Boras sat down with a few clubs and Manny Machado has meet-and-greets scheduled in the coming days, but neither player seems close to a resolution. 

Instead, the best intel to come out of Las Vegas might have been about the developing bullpen market. Or further confirmation that shopping for a top-end catcher, by trade or free agency, will be pricey. 

That affects both the Yankees and Mets, who are searching for upgrades. Here's a look at the market following the week in Vegas. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Nimmo, David Robertson, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Jeurys Familia, Justin Wilson, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Anthony McCarron
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Free agent reliever Adam Ottavino drew headlines on Monday when he said on MLB's Statcast podcast that he would "strike out Babe Ruth every time."

Now there is a chance he could be wearing the same pinstripes as the Great Bambino.  

Yankees GM Brian Cashman met with Ottavino's reps on Tuesday, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, who reports the hard-throwing right-hander is high on the Yankees' wish list. 

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Mets manager Mickey Callaway said on SNY Tuesday night that he wants as many relief pitchers as possible, so it should come as no surprise that they are also in on Adam Ottavino. 

Per Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Mets and Red Sox have shown continued interest in the hard-throwing free agent right-hander.

Ottavino is also high on the Yankees' wish list, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. 

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Sep 27, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)
Sep 27, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

LAS VEGAS - True to his style, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen arrived at the winter meetings on Sunday with many ideas and pursuits in mind, and ready for the week to take any number of turns.

But talk around the Mets as the meetings begin points us toward lefty reliever Andrew Miller in particular as a free agent to watch this week.

Miller has also drawn interest from the Phillies, Cardinals and Red Sox, among other teams. The Mets, whose manager Mickey Callaway coached Miller in Cleveland, continue to see him as a fit.

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Sep 18, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) singles in a run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 18, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) singles in a run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Brodie Van Wagenen promised the first move wouldn't be the Mets' last one this off-season. 

So what's the new GM's next move? 

Maybe we'll find out during baseball's Winter Meetings, which begin Monday in Las Vegas, also known as Bryce Harper's hometown. The game's annual gathering is a prime opportunity for futher roster reshaping, beyond the Mets acquisitions of Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Brandon Nimmo, David Robertson, Dominic Smith, Michael Conforto, Travis d'Arnaud, Anthony McCarron
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Jul 10, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (47) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Jul 10, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (47) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

Viva, Las Vegas!

The Yankees struck quickly this offseason, acquiring James Paxton in a trade with the Mariners, but failed to lock down their perceived No. 1 free agent starting pitcher target in Patrick Corbin. However, a splash in Sin City could punctuate the team's offseason and indicate long-term direction of the organization.

Here are three things that should be on the Yankees' Winter Meetings checklist.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Domingo German, Chris Carelli
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Brodie Van Wagenen speaks during a news conference to announce the New York Mets new General Manager Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Brodie Van Wagenen speaks during a news conference to announce the New York Mets new General Manager Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

John Harper, SNY.tv | Twitter |

The Yankees passed on Patrick Corbin, smartly so at the price the Nationals paid, and now Nathan Eovaldi is heading back to the Red Sox. So where does Brian Cashman turn for starting pitching?

The obvious move is J.A. Happ, but if Cashman wants to gamble a bit on the potential for greater October dominance, as he did in trading for James Paxton, Trevor Bauer can be had at a bargain price.

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

John Harper, SNY.tv | Twitter |

The Yankees passed on Patrick Corbin, smartly so at the price the Nationals paid, and now Nathan Eovaldi is heading back to the Red Sox. So where does Brian Cashman turn for starting pitching?

The obvious move is J.A. Happ, but if Cashman wants to gamble a bit on the potential for greater October dominance, as he did in trading for James Paxton, Trevor Bauer can be had at a bargain price.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians, Clint Frazier, Didi Gregorius, John Harper
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Oct 26, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17) pitches in the twelfth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports (Gary A. Vasquez)
Oct 26, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17) pitches in the twelfth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports (Gary A. Vasquez)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: Here is an update of rumors surrounding the Yankees' free agent and trade pursuits, followed by my take on how things currently stand and may shake out...

Cashman says Sanchez for Realmuto rumors are "completely false"

Fancred's Jon Heyman reported last Thursday that the Yankees, among several clubs, had expressed some level of interest in All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto. However, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Sanchez is not available. Cashman believes Sanchez is not only going to be the Yankees catcher for a long time, but going to be a superstar in the role.

Tags: Andrew Miller, CC Sabathia, David Robertson, Masahiro Tanaka, Chris Carelli
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Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Zach Britton (53) pitches during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Zach Britton (53) pitches during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

After the New York Yankees had their postseason in 2018 ended in four games at the hands of their AL East rival Boston Red Sox, it seems the Bronx Bombers could be playing catch-up on the hot stove market as well.

Following the premature exit in the playoffs, one of the top priorities is solving the team's bullpen situation in the offseason. Two names atop that list, free-agent relievers David Robertson and Zach Britton, have apparently drawn some interest from the chief rivals of the Bronx Bombers -- the Boston Red Sox. 

That's the reporting coming courtesy of the New York Post's George A. King III, who spoke with a source familiar with Boston's interest in the two former Yankee relievers.

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Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Jay Biggerstaff/USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Jay Biggerstaff/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets are among three teams who are reportedly actively interested in free-agent reliever Andrew Miller, according to FoxSports' Jon Morosi.

The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals, according to Morosi, have also been involved in talks with the 33-year-old Miller, who went 2-4 with a 4.24 ERA in 37 relief appearances with the Cleveland Indians last season.

Earlier this month, the Mets requested Miller's medicals, SNY.tv's Andy Martino reported, given the former closer dealt with knee, hamstring and shoulder injuries in 2018.

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: Welcome back, Mr. Miller?

When the Yankees signed Andrew Miller to a four-year deal before the 2015 season, trading him was certainly not among the first thoughts. Yet, as the Yankees underperformed the following season, the club parted ways with the dominant lefty reliever as part of its quick revamp of the farm system. The club was clear that it valued Miller's time and now there is a chance for a reunion as he sits on the free agent market.

Here are the pros and cons of the Yanks signing Miller, what he might cost, and what the team should ultimately do…

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Brian Cashman Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Brian Cashman Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Another round of GM Meetings is in the books for Brian Cashman, and there were plenty of stories surrounding the Yankees that will continue to take shape before next month's Winter Meetings.

Here are the top storylines from the meetings in Carlsbad, CA..

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Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | TwitterBoth the Mets and Yankees have expressed interest in free agent reliever Andrew Miller, but he is not close to a deal with either team.

Coming off a down year caused by patellar tendinitis in his left knee, Miller is seeking a multi-year deal, according to major league sources. Interested teams are waiting to see if the medicals give them pause, and hope that an offseason of rest will restore Miller's health.

The Yankees like Miller because they know him, and considered him an especially good clubhouse presence during his first go-around with the team. They are also looking to maintain a dominant pen despite the potential departures of Zach Britton and David Robertson...

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Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | TwitterBoth the Yankees and Mets have expressed interest in free agent reliever Andrew Miller, but he is not close to a deal with either team.

Coming off a down year caused by patellar tendinitis in his left knee, Miller is seeking a multi-year deal, according to major league sources. Interested teams are waiting to see if the medicals give them pause, and hope that an offseason of rest will restore Miller's health.

The Yankees like Miller because they know him, and considered him an especially good clubhouse presence during his first go-around with the team. They are also looking to maintain a dominant pen despite the potential departures of Zach Britton and David Robertson...

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Aroldis Chapman (54) Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Wierzbicki)
Aroldis Chapman (54) Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Wierzbicki)

The 2018 non-waiver trade deadline is almost here, and the Yankees have been active already. But they may not be done. 

Here are six huge deals that went down on or around past trade deadlines...

July 21, 1988: Jay Buhner traded to Mariners for Ken Phelps

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:03:17
Yankees players talk about their win in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Indians and react to the dominant pitching in the 1-0 victory.

Greg Bird broke a scoreless tie with a solo home run, Masahiro Tanaka threw seven scoreless innings and the New York Yankees avoided elimination on Sunday with a 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 ALDS at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more


Bird led off the bottom of the seventh inning by hitting Andrew Miller's 1-1 fastball 396 feet to right field to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead after Tanaka (1-0) limited the Indians to just three hits in seven innings.

Aroldis Chapman recorded a five-out save and pitched out of a two-on, one-out jam in the top of the ninth inning by striking out Jay Bruce and getting Carlos Santana to fly out to center field to end the game on his 34th pitch of the night.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Cleveland Indians, Greg Bird, Jay Bruce, Masahiro Tanaka, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Following a season in which the New York Yankees finished fourth in the division and traded away several big-name players for top prospects, GM Brian Cashman said he felt both proud and hopeful the team's youth movement will pan out.

"It's my job as general manager of the Yankees to be utilizing every tool in the tool box so we can be the best we can possibly be," Cashman told USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale. "I'm proud of the fact that we're not afraid to be open-minded at all times. I'm proud that the ownership has given me that freedom to do that, while also recognizing that, hey, we're the New York Yankees."

While the Yankees missed the postseason for the third time in four years and have yet to reach the World Series since 2009, Cashman hopes the moves New York made over the past nine months, which included trading Andrew MillerAroldis ChapmanBrian McCann and Carlos Beltran in an effort to shed payroll and acquire top-level prospects.

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Clint Frazier on his 2017 goals 00:00:31
Yankees prospect Clint Frazier talks about his goals for the 2017 season, including breaking into the big leagues.

New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier said he will try to put less pressure on himself in 2017 after he tried to live up to higher standards following the trade that sent LHP Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians.

"I went from trying to fill Clint Frazier's shoes to trying to fill Andrew Miller shoes," Frazier said, according to the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo.

Frazier, 22, was the center piece the Yankees received in the deal, as he was rated the No. 27 prospect by MLB.com, No. 44 prospect by Baseball America and No. 53 prospect by Baseball Prospectus entering 2016. Before being traded to New York, he hit .276 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs in 89 RBIs with Double-A Akron.

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Yanks and Mets share Series odds 00:03:31
Baseball Night in New York wonders whether Las Vegas made the right call by giving the Yankees and Mets the exact same World Series odds.

The Yankees currently have 13-1 odds to win the World Series -- the same odds as the Mets -- according to information provided by The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Cubs have the best odds at 3-1, followed by the Red Sox at 5-1, the Dodgers at 10-1, the Indians at 11-1, and the Nationals at 12-1.

The Yankees finished 84-78 last season after having a firesale over the summer -- including trades of Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Carlos Beltran -- missing the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. 

Tags: Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz
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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Indians during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports Images)
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Indians during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he has already reached out to LHP Aroldis Chapman's agents now that he is a free agent.

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Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

I most certainly wish Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller were set to pitch in Game 7 of the World Series for the New York Yankees, but Wednesday night their new teams will be facing each other with only one walking away a champion.

Chapman and Miller combined with Dellin Betances for the first half of the season for a virtually untouchable back-end of the Yankees' bullpen. If New York held leads as early as the sixth inning, manager Joe Girardi turned to the trio, dubbed "No Runs DMC," to close out games.

Unfortunately, the Yankees could not generate enough leads to hand over to the threesome leaving the club little choice but to trade Chapman, a free agent, and Miller, an inexpensive and hot commodity. The trades needed to be made and the fruits of the deals might shape the Yankees roster in years to come. The deals netted infielder Gleyber Torres and outfielder Clint Frazier, who immediately shot to the top of Baseball America's prospect rankings for the club and pushed the organization into the conversation surrounding the top farm systems in baseball.

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 (Nick Turchiaro)
(Nick Turchiaro)

Andrew Miller embarrassed hitters on the way to the ALCS MVP Award and I couldn't be happier for him. I also remain very pleased the New York Yankees chose to deal Miller for one of the two top prospects in the game and others with upside.I readily admit that while I'm happy for Miller, I do wish he pitched the Yankees into the 2016 World Series. Unfortunately, that was not happening. Miller, as good as he is, would not have been able to do such a thing for the Yankees this season, and might not have been able to in 2017. In 2018, during the final year of his four-year deal, who knows what would come about with the club or him for that matter.Odds are that Miller, 32 in May, will be effective through the remainder of his deal. However, we have seen dramatic downward shifts with older pitchers, relievers in particular, throughout history. Further, what if Miller suffered an injury like Nathan Eovaldi, rendering him useless on the trade market in the future?

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 (John Rieger)
(John Rieger)

After finishing the season with an 84-78 record, good for fourth place in the American League East, the New York Yankees can look at their pitching staff as a facet that excelled at various points in the season, but had holes throughout.RotationMasahiro Tanaka earns ace money, and in 2016 he pitched like he deserved it. The 27-year-old right-hander hurled a career-high 199 2/3 innings, generating a 3.07 earned run average (3.51 FIP). The ERA was good for third-best in the American League. Tanaka went 14-4 for the Yankees, and the team was 23-8 in his starts. He stopped losing streaks and kept winning streaks going. Tanaka is the unquestioned ace of this staff.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Richard Bleier, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances returns to the mound after throwing a pitch to Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances returns to the mound after throwing a pitch to Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances suffered his second loss in as many days when he allowed four runs, including Hanley Ramirez's walk-off three-run home run, with two outs in the ninth inning in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Betances (3-6) blew his fifth save of the season, second since Aug. 30, as the Yankees squandered an opportunity to climb within three games of the division and remain two games back in the wild card race.

"This one hurts," manager Joe Girardi said, according to the Associated Press. "We've got to bounce back tomorrow. We were in a pretty good position going into the ninth inning and we weren't able to close the deal."

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DNL on the Baby Bombers 00:03:11
The DNL panel discusses the future of the Yankees and what can be expected from the Baby Bombers for the rest of the season.

Convinced Yankees fans are ready to embrace a new generation of Baby Bombers, owner Hal Steinbrenner watched Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge hit home runs in their first major league at-bats last weekend

"I was emotional. It doesn't happen often," he said Wednesday. "I'm very excited about this."

Progress shown by catcher Gary Sanchez, Judge and Austin persuaded Steinbrenner to approve the trade of Carlos Beltran to Texas and the decision to release Alex Rodriguez, who was owed $27 million more by the Yankees through 2017. Steinbrenner also green-lighted the trades of relievers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller.

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Outfielder Clint Frazier (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)
Outfielder Clint Frazier (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees have provided more excitement off the field in the last several days than anything we have seen on the diamond in 2016. Yankees GM Brian Cashman finally convinced ownership that the club was not a true playoff contender and allowed him to convert five players into 14 in the first sell-off since 1989.

The Yankees' farm system might now be considered one of the best in the majors (if not the best), as they accrued three former (and recent) first-round picks. The Yankees' minor league system has enough talent to remain a top-10 organization should they decide to move any of the current crop of young talent.

Here is a look at the deals and players the Yankees received over the last several days. All prospect rankings via MLB Pipeline.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, Tyler Clippard, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances said he was shocked after the organization traded closer and LHP Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

"I'm still trying to get over the fact that we traded the best of the best," Betances said, according to ESPN's Wallace Matthews.

The Yankees dealt Miller, 31, who had a 1.39 ERA, nine saves, 16 holds and 77 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings across 44 outings for the Yankees this season, and received four prospects -- including two of Cleveland's top three -- in return.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller (48) pitches agains the Houston Astros in the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller (48) pitches agains the Houston Astros in the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea)

Andrew Miller has been traded to the Cleveland Indians for four prospects, the Yankees announced.

The Yankees will get OF Clint Frazier, LHP Justus Sheffield and RHPs Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen from the Indians.

Frazier, an outfielder, is a former first-round pick of the Indians in the 2013 draft. This season, between Double- and Triple-A, Frazier is hitting .273 with a .350 OBP and .461 SLG. He has 25 doubles, 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 94 games.

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 (Troy Taormina)
(Troy Taormina)

The Yankees are reportedly not open to trading LH reliever Andrew Miller for Nationals RHP Lucas Giolito, according to multiple reports.

The Nationals would be open to dealing Giolito to the Yankees straight up, sources told Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

Giolito, 22, is viewed as one of the best pitching prospects in baseball.

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Andrew Miller posted a 2.04 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP in 2015. (AP)
Andrew Miller posted a 2.04 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP in 2015. (AP)

The New York Yankees pulled off a no-brainer trade Monday when they sent reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs. For a two month rental, the Yankees received a four-player package that included the No. 26 MLB prospect, two minor leaguers with considerable upside and a major league pitcher. Imagine what "new" closer Andrew Miller, who has two years left on his reasonably priced contract, would fetch in this market where elite relievers are clearly coveted?

Over the last several weeks, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and his staff have debated this question. Before the final series leading into the All-Star break, the Yankees were fighting to stay relevant, but since have put together a nice run, winning 11 out of their last 17 games. The stretch has some believing the Yankees could hold on to Miller versus trading him for what could be top-tier prospects --- yes, plural.

What would it mean to the Yankees if they kept Miller after the non-waiver trade deadline?

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New York Yankees winning pitcher Andrew Miller (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees winning pitcher Andrew Miller (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The Nationals missed out on Aroldis Chapman but are still interested in the other Yankees closer, Andrew Miller, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.

Miller, who made the All-Star team this year, has an ERA of 1.39, WHIP of 0.77 and thrown 77 strikeouts while giving up only 28 hits. Chapman had a higher ERA with 2.01, higher WHIP with 0.89 and worse strikeout-to-hit allowed ratio (44 to 20) and was able to command from the Cubs their No. 1 and 5 prospect, a veteran pitcher in Adam Warren and an additional prospect.

This haul, Miller's comparative statistics, and the fact that Chapman is a rental on an expiring contract whereas Miller's deal runs through the 2018 season at $9 million dollars per year have left many fans and experts wondering what the value for Miller could be.

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Jul 26, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) celebrates with third baseman Chase Headley (12) after scoring a run during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Jul 26, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) celebrates with third baseman Chase Headley (12) after scoring a run during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

CC Sabathia was sharp and the bullpen bent but didn't break as the Yankees beat the Astros, 6-3, on Tuesday night in Houston.

  • Trailing 1-0 in the second inning, Didi Gregorius' sacrifice fly and Chase Headley's RBI single gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead.
  • Starlin Castro's run-scoring infield single in the third increased the Yankees' advantage to 3-1.
  • In the fifth inning Headley's sacrifice fly and Aaron Hicks' two-run triple gave the Yankees a 6-1 lead.
  • A solo home run from Evan Gattis in the seventh inning and Marwin Gonzalez in the eighth drew the Astros within 6-3.
  • Sabathia allowed two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out five in 6 2/3 innings.
  • Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller combined for 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to close out the game.

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Yankees starters continue to come up big since the All-Star break as Sabathia pushed aside a six-start skid in which he allowed four earned runs or more in each appearance. The Yankees rotation is now sporting a 1.85 ERA and opponents are batting a measly .208 against them in their last 10 games.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Andrew Miller, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka
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New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine congratulates shortstop Didi Gregorius after scoring against the Houston Astros in the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine congratulates shortstop Didi Gregorius after scoring against the Houston Astros in the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)

Catcher Austin Romine hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and give the New York Yankees a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park. >> Read more

  • Romine went 2 for 3 and drove in Chase Headley with an RBI double in the eighth inning off Astros starter Dallas Keuchel.
  • Headley also went 2 for 3 and drove in Didi Gregorius with an RBI single in the fifth inning to tie the game at 1.
  • Michael Pineda struck out eight batters in seven innings, giving up one run, five hits and two walks. He settled down after surrendering a leadoff home run to Houston's George Springer by retiring 11 of the next 12 batters he faced.
  • Pineda (5-9) pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the sixth inning by getting Alex Bregman, who made his MLB debut, to fly out to right field.
  • Dellin Betances struck out the side in the eighth inning and Andrew Miller pitched the ninth.
  • Keuchel (6-10) allowed two runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings.

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The formula has only changed by one inning. With Aroldis Chapman heading to the Windy City, if the Yankees can get through seven innings with the lead Betances and Miller are likely to make it stand.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Austin Romine, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Houston Astros, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman threw the fastest pitch in the majors this season with a 105.1 mph fastball in the ninth inning of Monday's 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Chapman's 1-2 fastball to J.J. Hardy was tied for the fastest pitch ever recorded by PITCHfx or Statcast, according to MLB.com's Daren Willman.

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Alex Rodriguez talks about his home run against the Orioles and Carlos Beltran sidesteps trade talk.

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run since June 18, Ivan Nova pitched six innings of one-run ball and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more

  • Rodriguez went 1 for 3 with a solo home run off Kevin Gausman in the second inning that gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
  • After Jonathan Schoop tied the game in the top of the third inning, Brian McCann drove in Brett Gardner with a sac fly to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.
  • Nova (7-5) pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the first inning by getting Pedro Alvarez to foul out to third base. He gave up four hits and three walks in six innings, retiring the final seven batters he faced and throwing 56 of 97 pitches for strikes.
  • Dellin BetancesAndrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman each pitched one inning of scoreless relief for the second straight game.
  • Gausman (1-7) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

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This series is the most important one of the season to date. If the Yankees manage a sweep, they pull within 4 1/2 games of the Orioles and the narrative of selling before the non-waiver trade deadline could surely get swept under the rug by ownership that has little inclination to quit.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Alex Rodriguez, Andrew Miller, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Dellin Betances, Baltimore Orioles
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New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman and catcher Brian McCann (David Richard/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman and catcher Brian McCann (David Richard/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman said he would be open to returning to New York, even if they trade him before the trade deadline, after he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.

"If I am traded, I would love to come back and be part of the team again," Chapman said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand.

Chapman, fellow reliever Andrew Miller and outfielder Carlos Beltran have been the subject of trade rumors over the past few weeks as the Aug. 1 trade deadline nears. 

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 (Butch Dill)
(Butch Dill)

As the Yankees organization debates whether to become buyers or sellers, trade rumors surround the team. Here is a rundown of the most recent reports surrounding the New York Yankees:

Cubs

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says the Yankees could target Cubs' first base prospect Dan Vogelbach in a deal for Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller. The Cubs have been openly seeking bullpen help throughout the season, especially wanting a lefty, causing months of rumors linking the two teams.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees are scouting Washington's Triple-A affiliate Syracuse and are headed to Washington D.C. this week as the trade deadline nears, according to the Washington Post's Barry Svrluga.

The Yankees will listen to trade offers for LHP Aroldis Chapman and outfielder Carlos Beltran if it continues to struggle, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Nationals have reportedly shown interest in LHP Andrew Miller, who has said that the Yankees would like to keep him but would trade him if they are blown away.

GM Brian Cashman said on MLB Network Radio on Friday the team is still mulling whether or not to buy or sell at the trade deadline.

The Yankees are currently two games under .500 and sit 5 1/2 games back in the Wild Card and nine games back in the AL East.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, Washington Nationals
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)

A survey of scouts done by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says many officials within the league believe the Yankees could part with Michael Pineda if given the right offer.

Pineda is 27 years old and in his fifth year on the Yankees roster, although has only pitched the last three due to a shoulder injury that sidelined him for two years.

In 2014, he put up an ERA of 1.89 in 13 starts, followed it the next year with an ERA of 4.37 and currently has an ERA of 5.38.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Michael Pineda, San Francisco Giants
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 (Kirby Lee)
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Yankees LHP Andrew Miller entered in the eighth inning and was removed with two outs and the bases loaded during the All-Star Game in San Diego on Tuesday.

After allowing singles to Jonathan Lucroy of the Brewers and Starling Marte of the Pirates, Miller walked Adam Duvall of the Reds before being removed.

With the score 4-2 and two outs, Will Harris of the Astros replaced Miller and escaped the jam.

"I wish I had pitched like (Dellin Betances) did," Miller said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand, of his teammate, who struck out two batters in one scoreless inning. "There's a lot going on, a lot of new stuff. I'll take it. My focus now is on real baseball games. … It's certainly something I'll never forget, but I'm looking forward to a couple days to relax and get ready for the Red Sox."

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller (48) delivers in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller (48) delivers in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard)

Andrew Miller is aware of the trade rumors around him, but he remains committed to the Yankees.

"I don't know where it came from, but it's not going away," Miller said in an interview with ESPN. "I signed with the Yankees to play for the Yankees. Winning a World Series there would be as good as it gets. That's the goal until further notice."

Miller has been the center of trade talks before, and was sent from the Boston Red Sox to the Baltimore Orioles in 2014.

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New York Yankees winning pitcher Andrew Miller (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees winning pitcher Andrew Miller (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Buster Olney of ESPN thinks the Yankees are "inevitably" going to sell.

With a .500 record at the All-Star break, a fourth place division standing, and six teams ahead of them in the wild card race, many are speculating that the Yankees should give up on this season and begin selling assets to build for the future.

Olney says the feeling around the league is that the Yankees, for the first time in a few decades, will indeed be sellers at the deadline.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran
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Cubs GM Theo Epstein says Kyle Schwarber will not be traded, according to ESPN.

The young power-hitter, who has been linked to rumors with Yankees reliever Andrew Miller, said he's happy to remain with the Cubs organization.

"I love this organization," Schwarber said. "I love this team. I want to stay here. Since he did say that, I did take that to heart. It means a lot."

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( Adam Hunger)

Carlos Beltran, Dellin Betances, and Andrew Miller will represent the Yankees in the All-Star Game on July 12 in San Diego.

All three players were named as reserves.

Beltran is hitting .296 with a .337 OBP and .567 SLG with 19 home runs and 53 RBIs in 77 games.

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