The New York Yankees’ asking price for setup man Andrew Miller is as high as expected.
The Andrew Miller trade rumors continue, but now they get a little bit more concrete.
With the Chicago Cubs reportedly having scouts at Yankee Stadium within the past two weeks watching top-end relievers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, it is evident that the team with the best record in baseball is looking to bolster their back-end.
However, it will not come without a price.
The Yankees do not feel obligated to trade any of their ‘big three’, and rightfully so. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, rival executives expect New York to trade both arms yet make demands in doing so.
In this case, if they are to trade a guy with a 1.34 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings to Chicago, they want young stud Kyle Schwarber in return.
As part of that demanding nature of these talks, if the Cubs say no regarding the 23-year-old the Yankees will simply move on and talk to other teams.
Through this report it becomes clear that it will not come easy for any team trying to do dismantle a super-‘pen that resides in the Bronx.
Column: Rival execs anticipate the way in which the Yankees will handle the auction of Andrew Miller, Chapman. https://t.co/jcLrzZwwiM
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 29, 2016