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Red Sox Trade Pitcher Andrew Miller to the Orioles For Minor Leaguer Eduardo Rodriguez

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MLBHours after dealing Jon Lester to Oakland and John Lackey to St. Louis, the Red Sox general manager traded left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the Orioles. Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, Baltimore’s No. 3 prospect according to MLB.com’s 2014 Prospect Watch, is headed to the Red Sox. Miller, 29, is a former top prospect who has found a home in the Boston bullpen in recent years. Since becoming a full-time reliever in 2012, Miller has posted a 2.78 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 113 innings across 140 games. He’s also struck out 13.3 batter per nine innings while fanning more than three times as many hitters as he’s walked.
 

Thank you Dan Duquette, I love this pickup. You can never have enough help out of the pen. Games are now 6 innings when teams play the Orioles, Miller pitching 7th, O’Day 8th, and Britton closing out the game in the 9th. If you don’t get to our starters in the first six innings, you’re not winning the game. Orioles are making a strong push for that World Series.

The 6’7 lefty is an absolute stud, 69 strikeouts in 42 innings? There’s a good chance no one gets a hit off of the Orioles after the 6th inning ever again. 14 games above .500 and now adding bullpen help? I love this move.

I’m fine with trading away Eduardo Rodriguez for Miller. We never really knew where E-Rod would fit in with the Birds but not we don’t have to worry about it. Miller can help this team right away and help push them deep into the playoffs. 2014 World Series champions, here we come.

I’ll have more on this trade tomorrow in my weekly Orioles writeup.
 

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