David Robertson


Catching up on my articles, New York Yankees
The New York Yankees go yard, defeat Minnesota Twins in American League Wild Card playoff.  Even after the Minnesota Twins had a huge top of the first, knocking Cy Young Award candidate Luis Severino out of the game after getting just a single out, they were still defeated by the power of the New York Yankees bats and bullpen. The top of the first was a long half-inning but it was likely much longer to one man than to the rest of us, Severino. Severino allowed a leadoff home run to the Twins’ Brian Dozier, a walk to Jorge Polanco, […]

Yanks go yard, defeat Twins in AL Wild Card game


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Alright I admit it, I dig Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale as much as I dig Matt Harvey – well almost! It’s a close call between the two. It’s a good thing that they are in different leagues so I can predict Chris Sale as the AL Cy Young Award and Matt Harvey to beat out Clayton Kershaw for the National League Cy Young. So you can imagine that I was quite excited that Chris Sale was back in action Sunday after having fractured his right foot early in spring training, Without Sale the White Sox were 0-4. They […]

Chris Sale returns in top form, breathes new life into ...


The 2014 Chicago White Sox finished fourth in the American League Central, eight games under .500, exactly 17 games behind the A.L. Central Champion Detroit Tigers and 16 games behind the winners of the 2014 A.L. Pennant, the Kansas City Royals. That kind of ending will be highly unlikely in 2015. The White Sox intend to fight and to win. They spent quite a bit signing free agents like David Robertson, Melky Cabrera, Zach Duke and Adam LaRoche. They traded with the Oakland Athletics to get starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and they recently locked up centerfielder Adam Eaton through the 2019 […]

Opening Day Preview: Chicago White Sox



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Day one of Major League Baseball’s 113th annual winter meetings went to the Chicago White Sox. They were the big winners coming up with a big trade with the Oakland A’s for right-handed starter Jeff Samardzija as well as signing another right hander, David Robertson, to the largest contract ever given to a relief pitcher. It appears as though general manager Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics could be seen as the losers of day one and maybe they were. They traded a legitimate 30-plus home run, left handed, power hitter in Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians straight up […]

With so many teams “all-in” for 2015, A’s GM Billy ...


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Reliever David Robertson is seeking a mega deal. On Monday he already passed up the chance to have the largest yearly salary of any closer in baseball history when he turned down the qualifying offer extended to him by the New York Yankees. Yes, the $15.3 million qualifying offer would have earned Robertson more in a single season than the greatest closer in MLB history, Mariano Rivera, was ever paid by the Yankees. Seems crazy, right? Considering Robertson didn’t have the best year in 2014, his stats having been eclipsed by rookie reliever Dellin Betances, he was the one player […]

David Robertson seeks mega deal


Honestly, this one does surprise me … a little bit. Not one of the 12 players who were extended a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer accepted. Still never in the past three years of the existence of qualifying offers in Major League Baseball has a single qualifying offer ever been accepted by a player. The players all instead opting for free agency in hopes of getting more money and more years on a contract. That didn’t work out too well last year with many of the players, including Ervin Santana and Nelson Cruz, who rejected offers last season. Most of […]

Not one qualifying offer accepted again this year



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New York Yankees closer David Robertson may be the first player in Major League Baseball history to accept a team’s qualifying offer. I explain what qualifying offers are and why they are $15.3 million for one-year in previous post. The program was instituted after the 2012 season and in the past two years not a single player eligible for free agency has ever accepted a club’s qualifying offer, if they even offer one.Some players who rejected their qualifying offers last season likeNelson Cruz, Ubaldo Jimenez,Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales found themselves in a predicament.Since they rejected their offers, the team that […]

Will David Roberston be the first to accept a qualifying ...