Tony Sipp, LHP
If Miller is traded, the Yankees will need to look for a left-handed addition to their bullpen. Sipp, a 45th round pick in 2004, is coming off the best season of his professional career to date. In 54.1 innings, the 32-year-old finished with a 1.99 ERA and 62 strikeouts while walking only 15.
Sipp does not have the track record of Darren O’Day, likely the most expensive free-agent reliever on the market. The 2015 season was his first with an ERA below 3.00 since his rookie year in 2009. Sipp earned only $2.4 million last season, and even if his performance in 2015 warrants a raise into the $4-5 million range, he will be much cheaper than Miller. It still seems unlikely the Yankees will trade Miller, but if they do, Sipp should become a target for the Bronx Bombers.