Arizona Diamondbacks interested in Andrew Miller


Yesterday was a very busy day for Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees. They made a pair of trades, one that sent Jose Pirela to the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Donald Herrera and another that sent John Ryan Murphy to the Minnesota Twins for Aaron Hicks. Following both trades, we learned via Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News that the Yankees are preparing to pursue southpaw veteran Wei-Yin Chen.

Lost in yesterday’s busy day was a report from MLB insider Ken Rosenthal that indicated that the Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in acquiring Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees;

As Rosenthal noted, no names have been exchanged just yet, but the Diamondbacks do have some intriguing young starting pitchers and infielders that might interest the Yankees, including Braden Shipley, Patrick Corbin, Archie Bradley, Aaron Blair, Nick Ahmed, Chris Owings and dare I say it – Dansby Swanson.

Brian Cashman and Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart do have a working relationship as trade partners. In 2014, the Yankees traded pitching prospect Vidal Nuno for Brandon McCarthy at the trade deadline and prior to the 2015 season both teams linked up in the three-team trade that sent Didi Gregorius to New York, Shane Greene to Detroit and a number of minor leaguers to Arizona.

Despite Rosenthal’s report, I still believe the Yankees would likely need to be overwhelmed to part ways with their closer, who still has three years left on his deal and is just 30 years old.

What do you think Yankee fans? Let us know in the comments below.

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