Grading The MLB Trade Deadline

Yoenis Cespedes
Andrew Miller
Bob DeChiara USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore OriolesAndrew Miller is one of the top lefties in the game and that was an area of need for the Orioles. In Miller, the Orioles are getting a rental from the Red Sox but he has a 14.7 strikeout rate per nine innings which should help in the bandbox of Camden Yards. While giving up Eduardo Rodriguez is a steep price, Miller was a necessity to enhance a first place team’s pitching staff. – Grade B+

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