The New York Yankees aren't off to the hottest start in 2016, and that has led to some buzz about what pieces the Yankees could move when the trade deadline nears. The top haul generating the most attention is left hander Andrew Miller.
One team that has discussed trying to acquire this elite reliever is the San Francisco Giants. They have gone for it all this year, with the additions of Denard Span, Jeff Samardzija, Johnny Cueto. Santiago Casillia is the current closer for the Giants, but doesn't compare to what Miller could bring to the table.
More news from around the American League East:
- Running a major league franchise is hard task, and that includes balancing short-term success with long-term success. With the draft around the corner, teams are trying to have success in the majors while also drafting the future Bryce Harper's and Manny Machado's of the world. One of those teams is the Baltimore Orioles, who have sacrificed their farm system in order for major league success.
- Marco Estrada took a no-hitter into the eighth inning yesterday against the Red Sox.
- The Red Sox made a flurry of roster moves, including placing Black Swihart and Ryan Hanigan on the disabled-list, and have called up Heath Hembree, Rusney Castillo and Sandy Leon to the big leagues.
- A fanpost over at DRaysBay looked at the advantages of pulling the ball and what that means for the Rays.