DAVID ROBERTSON WANTS 50 MILLION FOR FOUR YEARS

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Robertson wants a Papel-puke contract.  He is basing his wants on  the market for relievers.

A talent evaluator for the A.L.  has the belief  Robertson can get close to his wishes because Andrew Miller, who has never had the job of closer, could sign a four-year pact in the vicinity of  $42 million to close.

A scout for the National League  believes Robertson will have a hard time getting what he wants because the industry is using Pappelpuke’s  four-year, $50 million deal as being excessive despite three solid years in Philadelphia.

An  American League  employee of a team that isn’t in the market for a closer believes David  will have to take three years because there are not a lot of teams who will spend that type of money and invest that many years for a closer.

Based upon what Miller gets, this will highly effect Robertson’s possibilities

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If  Robertson gets the  $50 million, when he  signs elsewhere that team loses a draft pick.   Robertson declined the Yankees’ $15.3 million qualifying offer after earning $5.215 million last season when he converted 39 of 44 saves and fanned 96 batters in 64 1/3 innings while walking 23 (two intentional).

The Yankees could sign Miller but would it make sense to give him four years and let Robertson walk?

And the Yankees have no questions about Robertson’s talent or ability to handle New York.


The Yankees have signed Bryan Emery, a 16-year-old outfielder from Columbia, for $500,000.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder Emery was  rated by Baseball America as its No. 23 international prospect on a Top 30 list as of this past July 2. According to Baseball America, the Yankees have signed 10 of those 30 prospects.


The Yankees added outfielders Tyler Austin and Mason Williams and right-handers Danny Burwara and Brandon Pinder have been added  to the  Yankees 40-man roster  They also sold the rights to infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.

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