One of the high-profile names that’s currently in the trade market is right-hander Shelby Miller. And rightfully so; Miller is 25, has three years of control before free agency and actually pitched well despite playing for the rebuilding Atlanta Braves. And as the Braves shop Miller around, one team that has been linked is the Yankees–but the Braves want a young pitcher to come back their way should they make a deal with the Bronx Bombers.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting the Braves have asked for Luis Severino in their talks with the Yankees, but it’s more than likely the Yankees aren’t considering a deal involving Seveirno. Brian Cashman said earlier this offseason that everyone on the roster was available on the trade market, but he would more than likely hold onto Severino, Gregory Bird and Aaron Judge.
A rival GM told CBS Sports that while the Braves were not “denigrating the asking price”, the Braves were still “very aggressive with their proposal.”
The Braves also claim they don’t have to trade Miller, but in the past they have dealt their talented stars such as Justin Upton, Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward and Craig Kimbrel. Miller went 6-17 with a 3.02 ERA with the Braves last season.