Just like the Cubs, the biggest weakness of the 2016 Cleveland Indians was their bullpen. The Indians addressed this issue on Sunday when they traded for Yankees reliever Andrew Miller.
The Yankees had one of the best bullpens in the league heading into the season, however, with a 52-51 record at the deadline, they are selling their pieces. After sending the hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, there was speculation that the Yankees wanted to hang onto Miller. Obviously that has changed.
The Yankees were a very old team heading into the season, and selling their pieces has allowed them to bolster their farm system in the returns for these players. For Miller, the Indians are sending a package of prospects to New York. These propsects include pitchers Justus Sheffield, J.P. Feyereisen, Ben Heller and outfielder Clint Frazier.
The Indians are receiving a 31-year-old lefty who has pitched in 45.1 innings with 9 saves and 1.39 ERA.
By Matt Watts