Andrew Miller would have been happy to set up David Robertson with the Yankees. Now he’ll get a chance to take over as New York’s closer.
The Yankees had prepared for the possibility of Robertson’s departure by agreeing last week to a $36 million, four-year contract with left-hander Andrew Miller.
“I would have absolutely zero qualms about him being in the mix,” Miller said Monday, three days after agreeing to a $36 million, four-year contract.
The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Era committee has failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947-72.
Imagine. Andrew Miller in the seventh, Dellin Betances in the eighth, and David Robertson to close. It’s the type of pen a lot of teams only dream about.
The Yankees plan on shortening games next season.
It’s a three-team deal with the Tigers and D-backs. Detroit is getting starting pitcher Shane Greene from the Yankees and Arizona is getting starting pitcher Robbie Ray and a minor leaguer from Detroit.
Both teams have much to do. If they have a successful Winter Meetings, or at least lay the groundwork for some post-meetings deals, then perhaps they can talk about the postseason in a serious manner.
Had he lived, Joseph Paul DiMaggio would have turned 100 years old on Nov. 25. His career has been celebrated in print, film clips and music, while his legend has been passed on from generation to generation.
The pitcher is guaranteed $750,000 under the deal, which was reached Tuesday night ahead of the deadline for teams to offer 2015 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.
The Oregon native has been a member of the big-league staff since 1986 and is a crew chief. He worked the World Series in 1998, 2001 and 2004.
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Imagine the back end of a bullpen featuring Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller. The Yankees are reportedly dreaming up that very scenario.
While our local baseball teams continue to track free agents and send out trade feelers, something else happened this week. The Hall of Fame voters received their ballots, and with them a bittersweet reminder of one former great.
If you look hard, there were some moments and players from 2014 that made us thankful that we are who we are: loyal Big Apple sports fans to the core.
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