Washington Nationals Rumors: With Aroldis Chapman to Cubs, will Nats make play for Yankees’ Andrew Miller?

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With Aroldis Chapman once again dealt, to a Chicago Cubs this time, a gibberish now turns to what a New York Yankees will do with their new closer, Andrew Miller?

In a evident issue of a deal, Yankees’ skipper Joe Girardi talked to reporters about relocating Miller “back to a ninth” where he’ll tighten games out for a Yanks.

New York Post contributor Joel Sherman wrote on Twitter this afternoon, that during a moment, it appears a Yankees will reason on to Miller, 31, who is underneath agreement by 2018 during $9M per, creation him a controllable aim for any teams that mislaid out on Chapman.

Multiple reports contend a cost for Miller will be high for anyone who wants to acquire a left-hander, if a Yankees do in fact make a preference to understanding a reliever before a Aug 1st Non-Waiver Trade Deadline.

Through 42 appearances this season, Miller is (6-1) with a 1.45 ERA, a 1.85 FIP, 7 walks (1.45 BB/9) and 74 Ks (15.37 K/9) in 43 ⅓ innings pitched, over that he’s hold left-handers to a .150/.171/.308 line and right-handed hitters to a .174/.230/.298 line.

If a Nationals felt they indispensable a bullpen ascent and done a representation for Chapman, that mixed reports pronounced they did, will they go after Miller now?

ESPN.com’s Buster Olney wrote on Twitter this afternoon that they competence be a good fit if a Yankees are willing:

In an essay on what it make take to remonstrate a Yankees to understanding Miller as well, Olney wrote this afternoon that New York will be “looking for even some-more in return” than a Cubs charity to get Chapman.

“It could be that a Cubs have been peaceful to compensate steeply for Chapman since a cost for Miller — Kyle Schwarber and more, maybe — was simply unthinkable. If a group wants to trade for Miller, it’s going to unequivocally hurt.”

“The Indians and Nationals competence have a best compare in probable awaiting packages for Miller,” Olney added.

Will a Nationals make a play for a left-hander?

Washington Post author Barry Svrluga, among others, reported recently that a Nats are not peaceful to embody their tip prospects (Lucas Giolito, Trea Turner, Victor Robles, or Reynaldo Lopez) in any deadline deals, so could they put together a package to get Miller though including any of those prospects?

Svrluga’s colleague during a Washington Post, Chelsea Janes, wrote currently that a “Nationals already found a seeking cost [for Miller] to be intensely high.”

ESPN.com’s Keith Law wrote on Twitter that he’d been told a package a Nationals were charity for Chapman enclosed Erick Fedde, Koda Glover + a prospect.

Back to a sketch house for Lucas Giolito…

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Wade Davis, of a Kansas City Royals, has been mentioned as a intensity aim as well, though as FanRag author Jon Heyman wrote recently a seeking cost for teams that checked in was reportedly aloft than what a Yankees were seeking for Chapman.

If a Nationals are going to ascent their bullpen this summer, is it time to start scouring a rosters for a under-the-radar young, controllable pitchers Rizzo has elite in a past, before he done a rather startling trade to get Jonathan Papelbon from a Philadelphia Phillies final July?

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