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Report: Cubs scout in attendance at Yankee Stadium


by - Senior Editor -

The Cubs and the Yankees have been linked in several trade rumors in the last few weeks as the Cubs are looking to bolster their pitching depth before the August 1st trade deadline.

The Yankees are a mediocre 31-31 on the season while the Cubs are running away with the National League Central with a 42-18 record.

Cubs scout Jason Parks was at Yankee Stadium over the weekend according to the New York Post as he was reportedly watching Yankee relievers Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances.

Let's take a peek at the potential relievers that the Yankees could be moving to the Cubs in the next four to six weeks.

In 2016, flame-thrower Aroldis Chapman has a 1.93 ERA with 11 saves, 21 strikeouts with a 1.00 WHIP. He was suspended for the first thirty games of the season due to an off-season personal conduct policy violation. He is currently making $11.325 million and will be a free agent at the end of the year.

For his career, he has a 2.16 ERA with 157 saves, 567 strikeouts, and a 1.02 WHIP. He also holds the major league record all-time for the fastest pitch at 105 MPH.

Lefty reliever Andrew Miller is having a fantastic year with a 1.01 ERA with seven saves, 48 strikeouts, and a 0.68 WHIP. For his career, he has a 4.43 ERA with 44 saves, 638 strikeouts, and a 1.45 WHIP. He is under contract for the next two seasons, for $9 million annually.

Dellin Betances is 2-4 with a 3.23 ERA with 59 strikeouts and a 0.98 WHIP. For his career, he is 13-8 with a 1.99 ERA with ten saves, 337 strikeouts, and a 0.96 WHIP. He is under contract for $507,500 for the rest of the season.

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