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Andrew Miller To Cleveland?

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The New York Yankees are potentially in a situation that they have not been in for a very long time, and that is the position of being sellers at the deadline. While they still say they won't all out sell until they really think they're out of it, the odds are stacked against them. The Yankees are 47-46, and currently sit 6.5 games out of first place in the AL East, and 4.5 out of the second AL Wild Card. The Yankees could certainly make the argument that they are still right in the thick of things and if anything they should add pieces, but years of spending and adding are finally catching up to them and stockpiling more overpaid aging players is the last thing they should do right now. When you have several aging, under-performing players on your roster (Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Chase Headley, etc) and you are not a front runner for a playoff spot, your future becomes more valuable than your current season. The Bronx Bombers have already expressed willingness to trade Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran, and have hinted that should things continue to fall apart the next few weeks that pieces like Miller are movable; enter Cleveland. Cleveland's bullpen has not been bad by any stretch, but the lack of a lefty in the late innings has seriously hurt them and Miller is a perfect fit. The past few days rumors of Cleveland's interest in Miller have heated up, and it was reported that there were Yankees scouts at one of the Indians affiliates games today. The reports indicated that the Yankees were mainly scouting Bobby Bradley and Justus Sheffield, the number three and five prospects in the Cleveland organization. 

Bobby Bradley is a 20 year old first baseman, ranks #3 on the Indians top 30 prospect list, #81 on MLB's top 100, and #4 on top First Base Prospects


Justus Sheffield is a 20 year old LHP, is ranked 5th on the Indians top 30 Prospect list, #92 on top 100 MLB prospects, and #10 on top LHP prospects

Cleveland in the past has been reluctant to pull the trigger on huge deals at the deadline, but with their great start to the 2016 campaign this year could be different. Not only could Miller solidify their 'pen for the remainder of the season, but come postseason time he would make them a whole lot scarier of an opponent. 

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