The Yankees’ latest philosophy is not to go overboard for any free agents, their own or on the market.
The Blue Jays are very interested in closer David Robertson, according to one MLB source, and have engaged in dialogue with Robertson’s agent .The Giants are very interested in third baseman Chase Headley. SF has taken an aggressive approach to Headley.
After finishing just one game behind the Yankees in 2014, The Jays has been the most active AL team to make moves. As baseball officials arrive in San Diego on Sunday for the Winter Meetings, the Jays have signed former Yankees catcher Russell Martin and traded for Josh Donaldson.
The Red Sox and The Jays are looking to do more!
Will The Jays will meet Robertson’s asking price of about $50 million over four years? Time will tell! Toronto officials are skeptical that the club ultimately will land the Yankees’ closer of 2014, and the club also is very high on accomplished free-agent setup man Luke Gregerson.
Though the Yankees remain involved with their homegrown product Robertson, their signing of Miller lessens their their need for Robertson. The Yankees won’t give Robertson the years and dollars he wants.