Astros interested in Robertson

The Astros are looking to upgrade the bullpen this Winter and David Robertson may be their man.

According to the New York Post, the Astros have talked with Robertson’s agent, Scott Leventhal.

While Robertson is one of the top closers on the market, it remains to be seen how much the Astros would be willing to pay.

The right-hander is reportedly looking for a contract around four years and $13 million per year.

Robertson converted 39 of 44 saves in 2014 and posted a 3.08 ERA in 64 1/3 innings.

The Yankees did offer Robertson a one-year $15.3 million qualifying offer earlier this off-season so if the Astros did sign him they would have to relinquish a draft pick.

– William Boor


This would be a very good deal for my ‘Stros. They will have to fork out a few bucks. Their team salary last season was lowest in baseball at a little over $44.5 million. They improved immensely from 2013 being 19 games better than that year. They do need a closer. Qualls might not be effective much longer. I believe we can get 80 or more wins in 2015 with a couple good moves. Springer is a monster. Singleton is a work in progress but I like his swing. If he gets it right, I think he could be a 40-homer-a-year guy. I see Springer being a 30-40 homer guy. Both showed they can play defense. With the rest of the young guys, I see playoffs in 2016.

Robertson definitely would help their bullpen big time, then again, so would someone like Miller or Gregerson.

True, but closer is a priority. I’d be happy with either of the two you mentioned, but I don’t see Miller coming in. I think he’ll be with a contender. Gregerson is a good set-up man.

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