ESPN has an article about the five teams who might trade for Miller and who those teams might be willing to give up for him. It's an "Insider" column, a scam I will never, ever pay for, so it's cut off before you can see who the writer, Jim Bowden, thinks those players could be. But this part is free to the masses, me included:
"Miller clearly has the most trade value of any present Yankee who can be dangled for a deal at this year’s trade deadline.
"The Yankees would prefer to deal Aroldis Chapman because he’s a free agent at season’s end, but they’ve quickly realized rentals don’t get the same return as they used to, and the return haul for Miller will be much greater because of club control through 2018. So they’ve been listening, framing value and keeping an open mind. In my opinion, it’s only a matter of time before a contending team is willing to overpay and make the Yankees an offer that they can’t refuse."The Yankees getting overpaid for a player in a trade? Surely you jest, Mr. Bowden. They don't know how to do that. It's not in their genetic makeup. If they trade Miller--leaving them with the garage shooter, who will be gone after this season, and Betances, who will suddenly be the only effective bullpen resident left--you can bet it will be for a garbage can full of never-will-be prospects and promising players who never reach their promise while with the Yankees.
Pass the Xanax.