If a deal was to be completed, there would be more in the deal, not just Miller for Pederson.
It’s unknown how far talks have gotten, but one source suggests that the Dodgers are willing to move Pederson in a deal for a controllable starting pitcher.
Pederson, 23, is one of the games most promising young players and in his first full big league season, he showed the kind of player he can be, although he struggled after the All-Star break. In 151 games, he hit .210 with 26 home runs and 54 RBI.
Miller, 25, was acquired by the Braves in a blockbuster trade that sent Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals. In his first full season with the Braves, Miller’s record was not good, but he still pitched very well, going 6-17 with a 3.02 ERA and a 171/73 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Throughout his career, Miller has had an issue with walks and he has walked 73 batters each season since 2014.
On the trade market, Miller has drawn significant interest, with Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com saying that 20 teams have checked in on Miller.
A deal isn’t likely to be completed until the Dodgers figure out their situation with Zack Greinke. If the Dodgers miss out on Greinke, this kind of deal could very well be in play. Stay tuned.