Sunday, July 31, 2016

How Do I Feel About The Andrew Miller Trade?


I woke up this morning at around 11:00am unaware to what news I was about to bring upon myself. I checked my phone and realized I had around 20 notifications from Twitter.... Hmmm I'm just thinking maybe it's because it's the day before the deadline there are a lot of talks heating up, little did I know.

The first thing I did as I unlocked my phone was check my emails which is odd because it is something that I randomly do. The first thing I saw in my inbox was an email from yankees.com where the subject read "It's Official: Yankees acquire four players from Cleveland Indians" then I opened up my eyes very quickly and opened up the email. As I opened it, it read "The New York Yankees today announced they have acquired outfielder Clint Frazier, left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield and right-handed pitchers Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller. I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES.

The first thought that came into my mind is "ITS HAPPENING!" I then went onto Twitter and saw the uproar that it was in. A lot of fans loved the trade because Clint Frazier is such a great talent but I also saw a lot of people that hated it because they did not want to see Miller go.

Here's my take on it:
I kind of feel upset that we can no longer watch Andrew Miller pitch in Yankee pinstripes and watch his wipeout slider make batters look foolish. We basically lost the best relief pitcher in baseball. In 2016 Miller has a 1.39 ERA an All-Star appearance and 77 Strikeouts. But as I look in this trade more in depth, it may make us feel bad in the present but if we look at who we got for him we will hopefully be looking back on this trade in the future and be very happy that we made this deal in the first place. So basically I don't like the trade looking at the present but looking into the future I feel that the deal is great.

I think Clint Frazier is a great talent, scouts say that he has " legendary bat speed " and his power will prove much in the big leagues. He is currently in AAA and should be up in the big leagues by next season and will hopefully have a big impact on the big league club. Another piece of this deal is LHP Justus Sheffield, nephew of former Yankee Gary Sheffield, he has touched 96 mph with his fastball and scouts say he is somewhat undersized but he still creates a good downhill plane toward the plate and keeps the ball in the yard which is a huge plus for a guy who would be pitching in the small confines of Yankee Stadium.

Bottom line here, I like this trade looking down the road because the Yankees got two prospects that automatically enter their system at #1 and #7 and with Fraziers raw power and ridiculously quick bat speed, we should be excited to see what the future of this trade can become.

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