Yankees Rumors: David Robertson A Wanted Free Agent


Free agency begins today, and one of the bigger free agents to hit the market will be David Robertson. The Yankees gave Robertson a qualifying offer, meaning within the next five days he can take the $15.1 million from the Yanks for 2015 or remain in the open market. He’ll have some options though. 

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According to Mark Feinsand of the Daily News, as many as six teams could try and get the services of the right-handed reliever. Feinsand mentions the Cubs, Red Sox and Tigers as possible landing spots for Robertson in the open market. If Robertson declines the QO, whoever signs him would have to give the Yankees their first round pick, unless it’s in the top 10.

Robertson in his first year as a closer went 4-5 with a 3.09 ERA and 39 saves. He won’t turn 30 until April.

If D-Rob leaves, Dellin Betances would elevate to the closer, but then the question remains who gets the ball to him. Adam Warren and Shawn Kelley are in-house options, and the Yankees could try and acquire Andrew Miller, Jason Motte or Casey Janssen in the open market.

We all saw the value of a great bullpen in the playoffs and there’s no doubt Robertson would be a huge part of any team’s bullpen.