“No less than six teams” are interested in David Robertson

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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.

 

Cavan Biggio hits for the cycle

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Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle on Tuesday against the Orioles. Cavan, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, struck out in the first inning, but bounced back to hit a two-run homer in the third. He followed that up with a single in the sixth, a double in the eighth, and a two-run triple in the ninth.

Biggio is the sixth player to hit for the cycle this season, joining Jorge Polanco (Twins), Shohei Ohtani (Angels), Jake Bauers (Indians), Trea Turner (Nationals), and Jonathan Villar (Orioles). He’s the third member of the Blue Jays to hit for the cycle, joining Jeff Frye and Kelly Gruber. In case you were wondering, yes, Craig Biggio has also hit for the cycle. He did so against the Rockies on April 8, 2002. Craig and Cavan are the second father-son duo to both hit for the cycle, joining Gary and Daryle Ward, Sportsnet notes.

After Tuesday’s 4-for-5 performance, Biggio is batting .230/.361/.425 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI in 379 plate appearances on the season.