Wednesday, October 26, 2016
CLEVELAND — Here’s the good news for the Yankees, who have not won a playoff series since 2012.
The Indians, who begin World Series play Tuesday night at Progressive Field against the Cubs, had the biggest of plans for key young pieces, outfielder Clint Frazier and left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield, two of the players the Bombers received in that deadline deal for Andrew Miller, who helped win the AL pennant for Cleveland.
“They were a big part of our future planning,’’ Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti told The Post. “We’re working on parallel paths right now as an organization, what’s going on in our major leagues, which is something that is exciting and obviously Andrew has been a huge part of it, but at the same time we are looking at our offseason planning for the next three years, and there are some big holes in that planning that we were kind of counting on, the guys that we traded to New York.
“We knew we were going to have to pay a stiff price in prospects, and ultimately we did. We felt it was worthwhile, but we gave up some of our best guys.’’
Miller’s been outstanding for Cleveland and I think it made sense for them to trade for him, but I sure hope Frazier and Sheffield make it hurt for the next decade or so.
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