Monday, December 8, 2014
THE YANKEES PLAN IF DROB STALLS
It's my feeling that the Yankees should offer David Robertson 4 years, but a reasonable money number. I mean, look how clean and easy the 4 year deal happened for Andrew Miller, right?
But just in case nothing can be worked out between he and the Yanks, the Yankees are protecting themselves, and they should. According to George King III of the New York Post, there is a constant dialog with them and the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves for pitchers Steve Cishek and Craig Kimbrel... and even more.
King writes: "...with Robertson doing the free-agent tango and several teams interested, the Yankees are talking to teams to see what bullpen help is available in a trade.
After checking with the Braves about Craig Kimbrel and the Marlins about Steve Cishek, the Yankees talked with the Royals to see if they were thinking about dealing closer Greg Holland or setup man Wade Davis.
There is no match between the Yankees and Royals, who are looking to add a starter through free agency but understand eventually Holland and Davis, the spine of baseball’s best bullpen, are going to price themselves out of Kansas City."
The fact that they are creeping around is an encouraging sign. They are planning a backup plan and I like it. We will have to see what happens. The best part of this scenario is we have guys like Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances ready for anything and fully capable of closing if need be.
DRob is wanted in New York... but not needed.
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