Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Could New Red Sox Trade Target Be Shelby Miller?

(USAToday Sports)
There have been several suggested starting pitcher trade targets for the Red Sox—young hurlers like José Quintana, Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar or Chris Sale. Now, multiple reports are pointing to another possible target—Atlanta's Shelby Miller. Both the Cubs and Boston are said to be in on Miller (both are also chasing David Price, by the way) after Atlanta let it be known that the 25-year old was available via the trade route. Despite losing 17 games last year for the abysmal Braves, Miller posted a 3.02 ERA in 33 starts. He hurled 205.1 innings and gave up just 183 hits. He struck out 171 batters. In each of the last three seasons, he's made at least 30 starts and had an ERA well under 4.00. Last November, he was traded by the Cardinals for Jason Heyward.