The New York Yankees and RP Andrew Miller have agreed to a 4 year $36 mil deal! Does this signal the end of David Robertson, who is a free agent, as their closer? Most likely. But will the Yankees hand Miller the job just because of his large contract? Or will Dellin Betances be the Yankees new closer?
Miller started last season as a member of the Boston Red Sox, where he pitched 42.1 innings, striking out 69 batters with a 2.34 ERA & 0.90 WHIP, setting up their closer Koji Uehara. He was traded to the Baltimore Orioles at the MLB trade deadline, where he would set up Zach Britton. As a member of the Orioles, Miller pitched 20 regular season innings, striking out 34 batters with a 1.35 ERA & 0.60 WHIP. Miller had a GREAT season and a career high 14.9 K/9.
Miller was part of the package in the Miguel Cabrera deal back in 2007, after being drafted 6th overall by the Detroit Tigers in the 2006 MLB Draft. Three years later, the Marlins traded him for Dustin Richardson.