Andrew Miller is probably the best reliever on the open market this winter and his free agency is not tied to draft pick compensation like, say, David Robertson, so he is setting his sights sky-high.
Jason Mastrodonato of MassLive.com writes Wednesday that the 29-year-old lefty is “seeking at least a four-year deal and isn’t listening to any other offers unless the average annual value is astounding.”
That’s a pretty lofty asking price for a relief pitcher with only two career saves, but the market is flush with cash and it seems like just about every deep-pocketed team in Major League Baseball has been linked to Miller since the free agency period began. Miller registered an outstanding 2.02 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 103/17 K/BB ratio across 62 1/3 innings this past summer between the Red Sox and Orioles. He was then a force out of the Baltimore bullpen during the postseason, yielding just one hit over 7 1/3 innings of work.