Sunday, November 23, 2014


Ken Davidoff of the New York Post wrote this about David Robertson and recent communications with the Houston Astros.  I found it very interesting:

"The Astros have communicated with Robertson’s agent Scott Leventhal to express their interest in the Yankees’ closer, an industry source said.’s Brian McTaggart reported on Nov. 13, on Twitter, that the Astros were 'going hard' to get a top closer on the market, and McTaggart identified Robertson, Andrew Miller (most recently of Baltimore) and San Francisco’s Sergio Romo by name, though only Robertson ended the 2014 season as a closer.

Whether the Astros are willing to go hard enough to give Robertson the four-year contract he desires, for roughly $13 million per season, is unclear."

This is now the second team to be rumored to "go hard" for a top closer.  The first time we heard this was with the New York Mets and DRob a few weeks ago.  You read it here on BYB first.  Read SOURCE: METS WANT DROB FOR LEADERSHIP & "TOP" CLOSER. That's when we wrote:
"A source that I am friendly with was chatting with someone "familiar" with the internal chatter inside Mets camp, and it was suggested that there is concern about the closer situation in Mets-land.  With that, there were "serious discussions" about making a "hard push" to bring David Robertson to Queens.  

The idea is to get him over there on a 4 year deal and tout him as one of the Mets “leaders”. Something, this person suggested, the Mets "currently lack." That's not to take away from David Wright by the way. Don't worry, I asked about that.  Anyway, the plan would be to set up with Jenrry Mejia, and close with DRob.  While the Mets liked Mejia as their closer,  they aren't truly convinced he's a closer yet. "
As you know... we've seen nothing yet, but there's plenty more winter to go. Stay tuned.

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