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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Could Cubs pull off a trade with the Yankees?


by - Senior Editor -

The New York Yankees are below .500 record at 22-23 for the season and there are murmurs of the Yankees being sellers at the trade deadline if the team doesn't improve in the coming weeks.

One of the biggest trade chips the Yankees have is pitcher Andrew Miller because he would be one of the top relievers in the market.

"Miller is left-handed and just turned 31 years old, and is again dominating hitters, adding to an extensive track record of success; he has faced 70 hitters this year and struck out 33 of them and walked one, and has a 0.96 ERA," ESPN's Buster Olney said. "He is under contract for the next two seasons, for $9 million annually."

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said that the Cubs would be scouting pitching for possible moves before the trade deadline on Aug 1.

"Miller would presumably draw significant interest from the Cubs, who are in win-now mode; let's remember that Cubs exec Theo Epstein already has dealt for Miller once before, acquiring him from the Marlins in November 2010 to pitch for the Red Sox," Olney said.

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