4. David Robertson
The Return of Houdini?! David Robertson, who spent parts of nine seasons in the Bronx, is having a renaissance in 2022 with the Chicago Cubs.
Across 33 games, the right-hander owns a 1.93 ERA, 3.27 FIP and 0.99 WHIP with 48 strikeouts in 37.1 innings of work. His 13 saves are the most he’s recorded since the 2017 season, too. The Yankees badly need bullpen reinforcements with Aroldis Chapman no longer serviceable, Chad Green out for the year, and Zack Britton not “returning” until September. Not to mention, it appears Miguel Castro and Jonathan Loaisiga also won’t be relied upon much when games start to matter more.
Robertson has familiarity with the high stakes and intensity in the Bronx and also has 33 postseason games (30 with the Yankees!) under his belt across his 14-year career. The 37-year-old is still rocking and would be a valuable piece to bridge the gap to closer Clay Holmes.
Depending on the price (this is just a rental), the Yankees should’ve been on the phone weeks ago … and potentially talking about a package deal.