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For the 2nd year  in a row Cashman has let a Home Grown All Star bolt the Yankee nest thanks to  a 4 yr $46M contract offered to David Robertson by the very aggressive Chicago White Sox.

Joel Sherman’s pick  of what  team would  do  the most buying this week looks to  be grabbing steam as the White Sox not only inked Robertson, but  also  nabbed  The Shark Jeff Samardzija in a trade with Billy Beane, who has  literally backed up  the truck in Oakland and is selling anything that isn’t glued to  the shelves.

The Yanks now own the unique distinction of  having the two best pitchers to come out of their farm system in the last six years pitching for the White Sox.

Jose Quintana who Cashman  flat out missed on and Robertson who  was in the wrong place at  the wrong time for NY to  cash in,  found his fortune in Chicago.

Speculation now is NY will have a tougher time replacing Robertson then Robertson had replacing Rivera. Is it possible that getting the last 3 outs has lost it’s value? Or did the Yanks just  not want to  spend $46M on a reliever weapon so  they  elected to  sign Miller for $10M less?

Probably the latter of the two, Robertson’s AAV is still $2M and change more then Miller’s, but now gone with the Chicago wind are any fascinations we had of securing a 3 headed monster. Cashman downplayed the KC scenario, even got a bit snippy when asked if he was copying  the Royals formula

I don’t blame him, shutting down the last 9  outs wasn’t just  invented by the Kansas City’s front office, they just  happened to have a trio of relievers that perfectly landed in their pen all  in the same year, but with all  their success, the AAV for that  trio will  start  to become too  expensive for KC’s limited budget.

The Yanks who are already  strapped with albatross contracts just  didn’t see the need to  commit over $80M to  2  relievers. By not handing over $46M to Robertson, that leaves money for the much needed Chase Headley, or will they  cheap out on him too  and the $40M plus get’s targeted toward a starting pitcher ?

Sad Day in NY losing a home grown All Star, for the 2nd year in a row no less. Much  good luck  to “Robinson”


Written by Sal

December 9, 2014 at 7:31 am

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  1. not shocked but saddened that his market didn’t fall a bit closer to what Cashman would spend.. Glad he got his money, nice kid, and he’s gonna pitch for a team that has salary flexibility and a good offense

    man have times changed around here.. If this is what happens when you have a huge gathering of albatross contracts then we need to really focus on the farm system in an effort to get some positions filled for the 2 to 3 yr league minimum

    I guess the next guy in line is Romo, but he’ll be a huge over pay too now thanks to Robertson driving the market up..

    Friggin Arod, the Doughboy, Beltran, Sabathia and Teixeira better carry some of their expensive weight this season, they’re killing the Yanks effort to bring in any real talent to fill the many holes.


    December 9, 2014 at 7:49 am

  2. Man how tines have changed.
    the next time those punk Steingrabber kiddies talk Yankee Tradition i will vomit.
    2 homegrown starting pitchers ??
    Seriously ??
    still no big sticks ?
    Go San Fran,, 😠😠😠😠


    December 9, 2014 at 8:05 am

  3. Baseball is flush with money Donny, the TV deals see to that.. Yanks are slow to change their business practices.. if they would have extended Cano the 2nd time after 09 and Robertson before 2014, they’d both be here for under market value

    and no surprise on losing Quintana, Cashman is like a hog looking at a wrist watch when it comes to pitching, he did get lucky with McCarthy though


    December 9, 2014 at 8:59 am

  4. I don’t understand this management. Do they really want a third straight year of not making the playoffs? You guys are right–they are making money hand over fist from many different sources,
    George would never be doing this.


    December 9, 2014 at 9:09 am

  5. Man, it’s a sad day in Mudville NY. Like Dawg said, sad but not surprised. I don’t care what the pundits say & how some will downplay all this, but the Yanks missed a golden opportunity. They had the chance to effectively change their game to a 6 inning affair for the next 4 years, and they spit the bit. Over not a ton of money. Very short sighted from where I’m sitting. How exciting & effective it would’ve been knowing if we had a lead after the 6th, the game was freakin’ over! And yes, another Home Grown star has left the building. WTF! Now this frees up money to, excuse the pun, chase Headley? That guy is asking too much as it is already! All off of one great year? He’s no Graig Nettles, I can tell you that, son! Cashman & Co has really pissed me off on this one! Now go take the 40mm saved & throw it in the mix to Scherzer!


    December 9, 2014 at 9:28 am

  6. hey boys, onward through the fog.. spot on takes…

    looks like Boston is all over Masterson, if Lester goes elsewhere they will be in a dog fight for Hamels who wants them to pick up his 2019 option so that $90M bargain has morped into a 5 yr $114M deal plus they would have to cough up some chips

    Yanks will over pay for Headley, just not sure how much, I think they realize they need depth when Tex gets hurt in April


    December 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

  7. teams not biting on a huge overpay for Headley works in our favor

    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal · 45m 45 minutes ago
    Sources: If #SFGiants lose Lester, Plan B does not necessarily include Headley. Team working on number of trades as fallback possibilities.


    December 9, 2014 at 10:17 am


    not sure i’m getting what Sherman is trying to say, maybe he needs some sleep.. ok so the AL is spending most of the money, but why would the AL think they have a better shot to make the playoffs then the NL.. just seems too me that FA pitchers might want the NL because it’s softer over the 162

    Al gets the offense because guys can DH on the back end of their long deals…

    and yes the Yanks lost 2 home grown guys and replaced them with cheaper players. lets hope Miller is cheaper but better because Ellsbury was cheaper but nowhere as good as Cano


    December 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm

  9. Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS · 28m 28 minutes ago
    lots of good pen help still out there. romo only 400-appearance reliever comfortably below 1 whip, at .927 (wagner .998)


    December 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm


    Yanks never intended on signing Robertson, never said that publicly because they didn’t want to hurt his market

    I like that they didn’t fuck with robertson’s earning power, plus it can’t hurt wham another team drops $46M on a closer

    limited no trade in Robertson’s contract.. So a 3 headed monster was all in my mind then


    December 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

  11. Liriano 3 for $39M finally a non over pay

    Blind Boy has a point Liriano is better then McCarthy so McCarty’s market should be crazy… Not sure why he hasn’t been signed by NY yet

    also the Pirates grabbing Liriano, takes one team off his radar.. gotta watch boston though they will look for a cheap #2 or 3 after Lester goes back to Boston


    December 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm

  12. I was surprised that the Yanks never even made an offer to Robertson,even after his agent came to them.According to tonights hot stove,Hal told Cashman not to even make an offer.The guys on hot stove said the Yanks valued the draft choice and Miller over Robertson.I guess they were looking for history to repeat itself,when they let Wetteland go and gave Mariano the job after 96.Its very disappointing to not even try to retain a home grown player-pathetic.I don’t want to hear about going for a championship and not getting either Lester or Scherzer.


    December 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm

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