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Sunday, July 31, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL TRADE DEADLINE FALLOUT: CODY ALLEN MAKES WAY FOR ANDREW MILLER IN CLEVELAND

Another day and another trade involving a closer as the New York Yankees sent away lefty stopper Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians for a prospect package that includes outfielder Clint Frazier, pitcher Justus Sheffield, and others.  Miller takes his sparkling 1.33 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and insane 77 strikeouts in 45.1 innings to the ninth inning in Cleveland and he leaps over incumbent closer there in Cody Allen.  Allen has had some ugly stretches of bad performances over the last two years (particularly early in 2015 and 2016) but he has been very good this season with a 2.58 ERA and 1.08 WHIP while striking out 57 batters in 45.1 innings.  Still Miller is the better and much more consistent arm and he retains the big value boost he got a week ago when Aroldis Chapman was sent to the Chicago Cubs by the Yankees.  Meanwhile Allen is now nothing but a setup man who has little to not value depending on if your league has holds as a category.  Also the Yankees are ready to deal away whoever can get them some more prospects so get set for some more deals.

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