Mark Feinsand of the Daily News reports that “no less than six teams” are interested in David Robertson. No fewer, either, but we’ll leave that go. As was reported last week, the Yankees will extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to Robertson, but Feinsand says the he’ll decline it and seek a long term deal.
Such is the state of the Proven Closer market that he’ll probably do OK. Relief pitching overall? It’s great. Lots of good guys out there, most of them are erratic from year to year but most of them are relatively cheap. Managers and GMs aren’t always big fans of uncertainty, though, so look for Robertson to do well.
If you’re the Yankees: let him go, make Dellin Betances your closer and use the money for someone else. But that’s just my opinion, man.