Sunday, November 30, 2014

Heyman: Robertson Has Received Three-Year, $39-Million Offer

It's been known for some time that Free Agent Reliever David Robertson has a high asking price, and now it appears a team has finally reached it. 

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Robertson has received an offer worth close to what he wants, but not exactly. The Yankees don't seem to want to give Robertson the four-year deal he's coveting this offseason, but nonetheless, would certainly like to keep him. 

From Heyman's report: 

"Some around the game questioned whether Robertson was taking an unnecessary risk when he turned down the Yankees' $15.3 million offer, which would have given the highest salary ever for a relief pitcher without ever even testing the market. But one rival executive said he's heard Robertson already has an offer of about $39 million for three years in hand, and that it seems likely with all the outside interest that Robertson will get a four-year offer."
It's definitely possible that the unknown club here is the Astros, who have been said to be interested in Robertson for weeks.
However, they are not the only ones to have maybe broken the bank for him, as the Rockies, Rangers and White Sox also seem to be looking to better their bullpens. That trio could very well be accompanied by the Cubs and Tigers, too, The New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand writes.
Robertson, 29, has played for the Yankees since he was a rookie in 2008, and is coming off a solid first season in their closing role.


  1. Just tell me what airport I need to drop him off at. He had a 3.08 era as a closer blew five saves, throws way too many pitches and has hitters in 0-2 and 1-2 counts and walks them. He isn't worth that money at 3 for 39 so sign Miller and get another lefty pitcher and a closer at the same time

    1. As long as we got Miller I wouldn't be totally against losing D Rob. That's the only way though, I like D Rob a lot.

    2. Late as usual but, D-Rob I like. D-Rob makes even me nervous, and that is saying a lot!
      Get Miller and let him or someone else be the set-up guy...after all, we would have a few guys that could do well in that role.


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