After the incredible ALCS performance from Andrew Miller, Indians fans are already looking at it as a W.
They gave up two huge prospects for Miller, despite acquiring one of game’s elite relievers.
Indians front office officials are now coming forward to say they still felt the deal was a great one for the Yankees.
One executive stated,
“We knew we were going to have to pay a stiff price in prospects, and ultimately we did. We felt it was worthwhile, but we gave up some of our best guys.’’
The President of Indians operations stated that their highly touted outfield prospect, Clint Frazier, and LHP Justus Scheffield were
“a big part of our future planning,’
The Yankees may not be in this postseason, but it appears they are lined up for an incredible future.
When The Yankees signed 3B Chase Headley to a 5-year contract in 2014, they likely expected more production than what they have received. With a decent bat, mediocre glove, and below-average speed, it seems Headley’s prime is in his rear-view mirror.
That being said, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The Yankees have an incredible young infielder named Miguel Anduja, who may be in the shadows of the more well-known Yankees such as Clint Frazier and Justus Scheffield.
Anduja is hitting .375 (6-for-16) with a .974 OPS for the Scottsdale Scorpions through his first 5 games with them.
Through 130 minor league games, he combined for a .273 average, 12 homers, 83 RBIs and a .332 on-base percentage.
When the Yankees dealt their dominant set-up man, Andrew Miller, to Cleveland during this years trade deadline, many Yankees fans felt The Yankees won the trade.
The acquired 3 top prospects, headlined by outfield phenom, Clint Frazier.
I did not feel the same way. I hoped the Yankees would have kept Miller and built a future around him. Although Miller is now an Indian, he remains my favorite player.
Although it is way too early to see who won this deal, it appears as if the Indians are very happy with how it is working. In their 5 postseason victories, he has pitched 7 2/3 innings.
His dominance will likely carry the Indians to the World Series.
After parting ways with Aroldis Chapman at this years trading deadline, many Yankees fans thought they would never see the lefty in pinstripes again.
Well, I am here to tell you good news.
Yankees management has reportedly announced that they will be making a run at the top two relievers on the free-agent market: Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman.
Yankees fans would love nothing more than seeing Chapman back. It is reported that the money needed to reel-in Chapman would set the record for an MLB reliever.
Since his debut in 2010, Jansen has pitched to a 2.20 ERA, racking up 189 saves for the Dodgers.
Chapman saved 20 games for the Yankees this year, and pitched to a 2.01 ERA over that span.
Although It had earlier said that Solano had accepted an assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, we found out this morning that he will elect free agency.
Although he played in the shadow of Starlin Castro, he played well.
In 22 at bats, he had 5 hits and a homer.
In Triple-A though, he hit .319 with 7 home runs and 67 RBI in 131 games.