David Robertson “likely to get a four-year deal”


The latest from Jon Heyman at CBSSports.com …

David Robertson, the top free agent closer this winter, is said to have such a vibrant mark that he’s likely to get a four-year deal despite having a draft pick attached to him by virtue of him declining the Yankees’ qualifying offer.

Heyman heard from one executive that Robertson already has a three-year offer on the table worth around $39 million, and the price is expected to go up from there. The Yankees are hoping to keep the 29-year-old right-hander — they extended him the one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer — but several teams in need of relief help are looking to pluck him away.

Robertson boasts a dominant 2.20 ERA, 1.097 WHIP, and 354 strikeouts in 258 innings since the beginning of the 2011 season. He saved 39 games (in 44 opportunities) for the 84-78 Yankees in 2014.