The New York Yankees need bullpen depth, but the reliever they have their eye on isn’t their former closer David Robertson.
According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Yankees are in ‘serious pursuit’ of free agent reliever Andrew Miller. It’s speculated Miller will end up with a four-year deal either from the Yankees or from another team.
The Yankees are in serious pursuit of left-hander Andrew Miller. Given the parties in the bidding, he’ll likely wind up with a 4-year deal.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 1, 2014
There’s a new question that comes into play: what would happen to former closer David Robertson should the Yankees give Miller a contract? Well, the Yankees have two options.
1) The Yankees could sign both Miller and Robertson to help give depth to a bullpen that also includes Dellin Betances, Adam Warren, Shawn Kelley and Justin Wilson.
2) They could sign Miller and let Robertson go, taking the compensated draft pick of the team that signs the former Yankees closer.
It seems likely the Yankees would go for the second option and if they are able to get Miller in pinstripes, it could be the end of the David Robertson era in the Bronx.
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