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CLEVELAND Serious about winning the World Series, the Indians jerseys batted .500 in making a pair of major trades on Sunday.
Call it an All Star split doubleheader.
Going all in for October, the AL Central leader acquired All Star left handed reliever cheap Andrew Miller jersey from the New York Yankees jerseys for four minor leaguers.
The deal came less than 12 hours after the Indians jerseys had reached agreement on the parameters of a swap with Milwaukee for Brewers jerseys All Star catcher cheap Jonathan Lucroy jersey. However, that trade was stopped by Lucroy, who refused to waive his no trade clause and turned down a chance to join a contender.
“There were some circumstances that came up that made me void it, obviously,” Lucroy said in Milwaukee. “I think when it eventually comes out, everyone will understand why. I’m not going to comment on any specifics.”
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Lucroy’s decision would have been a huge blow to the Indians jerseys if not for the addition of Miller, who will help Cleveland manager Terry Francona shorten games and gives the Indians jerseys a legitimate shot at winning their first World Series title since 1948.
“It certainly should help us a lot,” Francona said before the Indians jerseys beat the Oakland authentic jerseys wholesale Athletics jerseys 8 0 to complete a three game sweep. “I know when we go into New York next week, we don’t have to face cheap Andrew Miller jersey, which will be really nice.”
The Indians jerseys sent four minor leaguers, including highly touted outfielder cheap Clint Frazier jersey, to New York for the 31 year old Miller, who was expected to arrive in Cleveland on Sunday night and could be ready to join the bullpen when the club opens a four game series against Minnesota on Monday night.
The Indians jerseys had been tracking Miller for weeks but were reluctant to part with any of their top prospects, especially Frazier, a 21 year old who can hit with power and was recently promoted to Triple A Columbus.
However, with the club leading its division and showing signs of being able to compete in October, Indians jerseys owner Paul Dolan and president Chris Antonetti felt the time was right to go all in and see if they can win their first World Series in 68 years.
“We want to try to do what we can to get to the postseason and win a World Series,” Antonetti said. “That’s why we do what we do, and we felt that this team has done its part.”
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For weeks, there have been rumblings about what the Indians jerseys might or might not do before the deadline. Fans grumbled, players worried and no one was sure if the club would be buyers or sellers.
“He’s the perfect guy to have and we got him,” Indians jerseys closer cheap Cody Allen jersey said before the club’s series finale with Oakland. “It breathes a lot of life into this clubhouse. We’re in first place with the guys we have, but to get a game changer like Miller, that lets us know everybody in the front office wants to win as badly as we do right now. We’re not thinking about two years from now, we’re thinking about winning in 2016.”
After the Yankees jerseys dealt closer cheap Aroldis Chapman jersey to the Chicago Cubs jerseys, Miller knew he might be next and was not shocked by the deal. Miller spoke to Francona shortly after the trade was finalized and told him he would do whatever is needed.