10:03 AM EST, Wed November 26, 2014

Execs: D-Rob will get his 'Papelbon money'

The question is: Will David Robertson receive "Papelbon" money from the Yankees? The expectation is that Robertson's free-agent contract will at least be in the neighborhood of Jonathan Papelbon's four-year, $50 million contract, the highest ever for a closer. Four MLB officials, surveyed by ESPN New York, thought the 29-year-old Robertson would likely receive the years and, at least, come close to the money. "I think he is going to get his money," an NL executive said.

Wednesday notes and links: Robertson, De Paula, Bird

A few notes and links from this third day of the GM Meetings in Phoenix: • Brian Cashman told reporters in Arizona that he met yesterday with Dave Robertson’s agent, Scott Leventhal. Earlier today, Andrew Marchand reported that Robertson is expected to look for a contract similar to the four-year, $50-million deal that Jonathan Papelbon […] The post Wednesday notes and links: Robertson, De Paula, Bird appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Robertson may get 'Papelbon money,' but it shouldn't from the Yankees

NEW YORK -- In professional sports and in the real world, it has been said that individuals don’t get paid what they deserve, they get paid what they -- or their agents -- can negotiate. And if David Robertson and his agent, Scott Leventhal, can negotiate a “Jonathan Papelbon contract" from whoever his next employer turns out to be, more power to him. Under those circumstances, however, I’m just not sure that next employer should be the New York Yankees.
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