All signs point to the New York Yankees dealing Aroldis Chapman and holding onto a prized possession in Andrew Miller.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the New York Yankees are close to trading closer Aroldis Chapman and will keep setup man Andrew Miller.

Chapman, who is currently in the final year of his deal, will serve a dominant acquisition for any team willing to roll the dice on a half-year rental. Miller, on the other hand, has two more years of team control packaged with his sheer brilliance.

With the Yanks in sell mode, a Chapman move likely provides them with the most leverage. Not only can they squeak some major value out of an opposing organization, but they can still go ahead and sign the flamethrower in the offseason.

With Miller, Brian Cashman can receive tremendous value for him at any point.

This report starts a long string of swirling speculation which will be hovering over the franchise for the next two weeks.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Of course Chapman goes and no doubt in a trade for a “Yankee-type” player we have long coveted. We over-pay / over-value the Headley / Ackley “type” and except for Bernie Williams and Mariano Rivera, we are not keen on paying Latin players what they are worth. THIS is New York Yankee culture and the reason we are average.