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Apr 19, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (8) at bat in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (8) at bat in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 25, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees winning pitcher Andrew Miller (48) pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 25, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees winning pitcher Andrew Miller (48) pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Miller

FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reported over Twitter that the Giants were internally discussing a trade for the Yankees reliever. This would be an ideal trade for San Francisco. Miller has had a stellar season, where he has posted a 1.34 ERA and an impressive .624 WHIP over 33.2 innings pitched. If the Giants were to deal for the left handed reliever, he would come into a scenario where he could battle with Santiago Casilla for the closing role in the bullpen or be relegated to a solid middle reliever that the Giants could count on in pressure situations. Miller has gone through a series of different roles in the Yankees stacked bullpen, so he would be prepared for any scenario, increasing his value even more. The contract situation is where things get tricky with Miller, as he is in the second year of his 4 year, $36 million dollar contract, earning $9 million a year. That may seem expensive for a reliever, though Miller’s play is certainly justifying the high price tag. San Francisco would keep Miller through the 2018 season, so the Giants don’t have to worry about resigning him. Another possible issue is the prospect swap. San Francisco would undoubtedly have to give up some of their higher tier prospects to pry away Miller. The Giants are thin enough in their minor leagues, so a trade like this is essentially an all-in type of push by the Giants for the World Series. However, if the Giants think Miller is worth it, then they need to pull the trigger. Miller is a perfect candidate and would provide a massive boost to the rotation. If there’s a trade the Giants need to make, it’s this one.

Verdict: Buy

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