Yankees more likely to offer fourth year to Miller

The Yankees are reportedly more willing to offer a four-year deal to Andrew Miller than David Robertson, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Though it may sound surprising initially, it certainly makes sense. Not only would the Yankees not lose a draft pick by signing Miller, but they would essentially gain one by doing so. If they decide to sign Miller and let Robertson walk, they would be compensated with a draft pick from the team that eventually signs the right-hander..

In the event that Robertson signs elsewhere, the Yanks would likely slot in Dellin Betances as the club’s closer. If they indeed were to add Miller as further compensation, they’d still have three strong relievers at the back end of their bullpen in Betances, Miller and Adam Warren.

The Yankees certainly seem intent on signing either Robertson or Miller, but it’s starting to seem as if the latter would be a more sensible option if both command four-year deals.

— Paul Casella

1 Comment

I’m hoping he ends up back in Boston. Certainly the Yankees should prefer him over Robertson. He’s a better pitcher.

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