The San Francisco Giants have reportedly discussed a potential pursuit of New York Yankees’ setup man Andrew Miller.
Ever since the New York Yankees formed their three-headed monster with the acquisition of Aroldis Chapman, trade speculation has come about.
Some have wondered if the Yankees would be willing to part with an integral part of a historic bullpen in order to fill gaping holes of their team.
According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the San Francisco Giants, winners of three of the last six World Series, are wondering the same thing. They are a team in need of bullpen solidification, and bringing in Miller means a guy who is willing to pitch anywhere.
This is said due to the fact that Miller came off an 100 strikeout, 36 save season and willingly slid into the eighth inning to make way for Chapman.
Unless the Yankees fall completely out of the picture and are sellers, the asking price on Miller or any of the ‘big three’ is going to be incredibly high.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 5, 2016
Rosenthal’s report mentions San Fran’s top pitching prospect, Tyler Beede. The 23-year-old was their first-round pick in 2014 and has been stellar at Double-A (3.05 ERA) in 10 starts this year. This can lead to speculation of whether Beede will be major league ready sometime in the near future.
No report has been released has to whether the Yankees and Giants have actually discussed a trade, but this can certainly turn into a development as the summer hits and the trade deadline nears.