Andrew Miller
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Brodie Van Wagenen and the New York Mets are showing “active interest” in former Yankee and funky southpaw relief pitcher, Andrew Miller.

Robby Sabo

So far, so good. At least in terms of the rumors flying around the winter air.

By placing Noah Syndergaard’s name as a chip and focusing in on the bullpen, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen seems to be keying in on the appropriate way to build a baseball club circa 2018. More evidence of the same recently surfaced in the form of a southpaw out of the pen.

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the New York Mets are one of several teams showing “active interest” in free agent hurler Andrew Miller.

Free agent Andrew Miller drawing active interest from , and , among others, sources say, although he’s not yet close to signing a new contract.

Miller, 33, enters free agency after pitching the last two-plus seasons in Cleveland.

Last year represents the worst statistical season the southpaw’s experienced since becoming one of baseball’s most dominant relief pitchers. Finishing 2-4 with a 4.24 ERA and 1.382 WHIP while striking out just 45 batters in 34 innings, many clubs are wondering whether the injury-shortened season was a blip in the radar or the beginning of a possible decline.

In 2017, Miller was fabulous. He finished 4-3 with a sparkling 1.44 ERA and 0.830 WHIP in addition to 95 fans in 62.2 innings. Even better, he helped the Indians in October, acting as the backbone of the staff.

Of course, Miller also played in the Bronx. If not for Brian Cashman’s firesale of 2016, he may still be a Yankee today.

It appears that the New York Mets major competitors for Andrew Miller’s services at the moment are the St. Louis Cardinals and hated Philadelphia Phillies.

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