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Yanks trade Miller, get back Clippard.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I’ll admit, I hate to see Andrew Miller go.

But in the space of a week, the Yanks faced facts—that they were a pretender, not a contender for this year and for the next few years—and decided to look at the future.

And Brian Cashman made it clear that he doesn’t look at the future as a one or two year thing, but wants that future, say, 2020-2034, to be as dominant as say, 1993-2012 was.

The trade with the Cubs brought back the Cubs’ #1 and #7 prospects, Adam Warren, and one other prospect.

The trade of Miller to the Indians brought back their #1 prospect (OF Clint Frazier (YAY! A RIGHTY HITTER to go with Aaron Judge!—they had too many lefties with Williams, Cave, Fowler, Gamel and Rutherford) their #5, and two more.

The Yanks now have one of the best farm systems in the majors. Be patient, this may take a few years, but

Torres, Mateo, Frazier, Sheffield (LHP included in the Miller deal, #5 prospect), Sanchez, Judge, Kaprielian are seven of the top 100 prospects in baseball.

This doesn’t include prospects like:

LHP Dietrich Enns, 11-4 at AA/AAA this year.
RHP Chance Adams, 12-0 between Tampa and Trenton this year.
Pitcher Ian Clarkin, also Jacob Lindgren, Lefty relief pitcher who has had elbow trouble the last two years,
Brian Mitchell, who’s missed this year,
C Luis Torrens ; C Kyle Higashioka (having a great year)
1B Greg Bird; 1B/OF Tyler Austin
INF Tyler Wade
3Bs Miguel Andujar and Mandy Alvarez (Alvarez hit in all of his first 25 minor league games)
OF Blake Rutherford, their 1st round draft pick. .384 in first 24 minor league games.

OF Dustin Fowler. SS Kyle Holder.  SS Wilkerson Garcia.

… and a couple guys they got in the deals, like relief pitcher Ben Heller.

They got Tyler Clippard back for Vincente Campos. Campos was in the Montero for Pineda deal, started out well, but hurt his arm and has been trying to get it back since. Clippard started his MLB career with the Yanks (2007), was traded for Jonathan Albaladejo (bad deal) and became a 2x all-star after the Yanks traded him away. He is 31, was 2-3, 4.30 for Arizona this year, and has a career mark of 44-32, 2.97 with 54 saves. 162 g. average, 6-4, 2.97, 7 saves, ERA+ 135.

And hey, Severino, despite his bad year, is young, just 22.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll give up the next two to three years for 15 years of dominance.

The minors.

Sorry for no minor league report yesterday, but I was busy and didn’t have the time to write one up.

AAA: SWB lost 6-5 to Lehigh Valley. Manny Banuelos went 4 innings, 3 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 4 K. CF Adonis Garcia 2 doubles, rbi. 3B Scott Sizemore solo HR. C John Ryan Murphy 2 hits, HR, 3 rbi.

AA: Trenton lost 3-0. Luis Severino (L) 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 walk and 4 K. C Francisco Arcia and 2B Dan Fiorito each had two hits. Severino, 20, is 6-5, 2.46 in 24 starts this year (combined leagues).

High A: 8-4 loss for Tampa. DH Mike Ford and 2B Jose Rosario 2 RBI each. Tampa has been eliminated from a playoff spot, so no teams A through AAA will be in the postseason.

Low A: Charleston won 6-1. Rookie Davis 6 IP, 1 R, 4 h, 2 walks, 9 K (7-8, 4.93). DH Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) 3 hits, rbi. C Eduardo De Oleo 3 hits, rbi. 2 hits and an rbi for both 1B Jackson Valera and LF Brandon Thomas.

The minors.

AAA: SWB split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: They gave up 5 in the top of the 7th (7-inning games if DH) and lost 6-5. Rob Refsnyder (.307 at AAA) and Adonis Garcia each had two hits.

Makeup of 4/25 game:  8-3 SWB win. 1B Kyle Roller 3 for 3, double, HR, 3 rbi. SS Carmen Angelini 2 h, 2 rbi. 2 h, 2 rbi 2B Jose Pirela (.307).

AA:  8-2 win for Trenton. CF Jake Cave 2 h, HR, 3 rbi. 2B Dan Fiorito 3 rbi. LF Ben Gamel and C Gary Sanchez 2 hits each.

High A: 9-7 loss in 12 by Tampa which hurts their playoff chances. SS Cito Culver 4 hits, 2 doubles, HR, 2 rbi. 3B Eric Jagielo 2 hits, double, HR, 2 rbi. They are 3 back for the 2nd-half division title with just five games left.

Low A: Charleston won 8-0. LF Claudio Custodio HR, 2 rbi. 2 h, 2 rbi 3B Miguel Andujar.

The minors.

Michael Pineda begins his rehab today (Sunday) with AAA SWB.

AAA: Chris LeRoux pitched six shutout innings as SWB won 13-0. 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI for DH Zoilo Almonte. HR, 4 rbi for 3B Zelous Wheeler (both were just sent down when the Yanks picked up Drew & Prado). John Ryan Murphy with a solo HR. LF Jose Pirela and 2B Robert Refsnyder each had two hits, Refsnyder getting an RBI. RF Adonis Garcia had 3 hits and an RBI. 1B Kyle Roller 3 h, 2 doubles, rbi. CF Antoan Richardson 3 for 3, 2 rbi.

AA: Trenton won 5-2. LF Ben Gamel 2 h, rbi. 3B Dan Fiorito 2 h, 2 rbi and SS Ali Castillo w/2 h, rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 7-2. CF Danny Oh 2 h, 2 rbi. Two others with two hits each.

Low A: Ian Clarkin five shutout innings, but Charleston lost in the 9th, 1-0.

The minors.

AAA: SWB won 7-2. Bryan Mitchell (3-1, 2.88) 2 R in 5 IP. HRs by 1B Kyle Roller and RF/3B Adonis Garcia, who had 3 hits and 3 RBI. LF Taylor Dugas had three hits.

Michael Pineda should be pitching for SWB on Sunday.

AA: Trenton won 5-1. Good news. It seems like Manny Banuelos may finally be coming around after that Tommy John surgery. In his last three appearances, Banuelos has pitched 14 innings, has given up just two runs, only one of them earned, on just three hits. He has walked four and struck out 11 in that timespan (July 22nd on). Last night he pitched five innings, gave up 1 R, 1 H (a HR), three walks and four K. I wouldn’t expect him as a late season callup, but it seems like he may finally may be getting back to what he was before the surgery. Hopefully it is a good sign for 2015 for AAA or maybe later in 2015, the majors. It was BanuAelos’ first win of the season (1-3, 4.37). 3 hits, solo HR, RF Tyler Austin. SS Ali Castillo with a three-run HR.

High A: 6-4 win for Tampa. LF Anderson Feliz 2 hits, HR, 3 rbi. 1B Greg Bird 3 hits, rbi. SS Cito Culver 4 hits. RF Aaron Judge and C Trent Garrison each had two hits.

Low A: Charleston won 4-2. CF Mark Payton 3 hits. SS Tyler Wade, 3B Miguel Andujar and 1B John Murphy two hits each, rbi for Wade and Andujar. LF Michael O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) 2 RBI.

The minors.

AAA: SWB lost 8-5. 2h, 2 rbi for DH Adonis Garcia and the same for C John Ryan Murphy.

AA: Trenton lost 10-7. RF Jake Cave 4 hits, a double, two triples. LF Ben Gamel 2 h, 2 rbi. C Gary Sanchez 3 h, rbi. 2 hits, HR, rbi for 1B Peter O’Brien. That makes 31 HR for him this year between Tampa and Trenton. DH Tyler Austin 4 for 4 with 2 rbi. Those were, in order the first five hitters for Trenton last night.

High A: Tampa lost 8-6 in 11. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. and 3B Eric Jagiello (2 hits) 2 rbi each. 2 hits each for RF Aaron Judge and C Wes Wilson.

Low A: Charleston won 8-7 in 13. PH John Murphy (not John Ryan Murphy) with the GW hit. 2 h, 2 rbi for CF Mark Payton. 2-run HR 3B Miguel Andujar. LF Mike O’Neill with 3 hits. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 doubles.

The Minors. 7-10-14.

AAA: SWB swept a DH.

Game 1: 5-4 win. 2B Jose Pirela 2 h, HR. RF Robert Refsnyder HR, 2 RBI. 3B Dan Fiorito 2 for 2, rbi.

Game 2: 1-0 win. 3B Adonis Garcia 3 for 3, inc. a walk-off HR for the win.

AA: 5-1 win for Trenton. Pete O’Brien HR, 2 RBI (29 HR for O’Brien between A+/AA). Mason Williams 2 h, rbi. Zach Nuding (4-2, 2.71) 7 2/3 IP, 1 R.

High A: 11-2 win for Tampa. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 h, HR, 3 rbi. RF Yeicok Calderon 2 h, HR, 2 RBI. DH Aaron Judge, 2 h, hr. C Trent Garrison 3 h, 2 rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 4-1. C Eduardo De Oleo HR.