Not to be confused with “hot pursuit,” which is a totally different thing. This is serious pursuit:
The Yankees are in serious pursuit of left-hander Andrew Miller. Given the parties in the bidding, he’ll likely wind up with a 4-year deal.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 1, 2014
Miller, it has been reported, has already fielded “multiple three-year offers,” so the Yankees’ “seriousness” may be about them going four. And, as Olney notes in subsequent tweets, if they did that, they could easily give up any pretense of bringing back Phil Hughes, collect his compensation draft pick and still have a lights-out bullpen with Miller and Dellin Betances.
Miller, 29, had a 2.02 ERA with a 103/17 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings this past season between the Red Sox and Orioles.