Monday, December 3, 2018

Red Sox Could Scoop Both Robertson And Britton From Yankee Bullpen

Robertson (L); Britton (R)
David Robertson and Zach Britton, who both toiled admirably out of the 2018 Bronx Embalmer bullpen, are now free-agents. With the likely free-agent departure of Boston's 2018 closer, Craig Kimbrel, the Red Sox need reliable arms to re-stock. Of course, taking two relievers from their arch-rivals would be a classic win-win. This is not just idle trade chit-chat, by the way—as multiple reports are suggesting just this scenario. The soon-to-be 34-year-old Robertson threw 69.2 innings in 2018—posting a 3.23 ERA and striking out 91 while giving up just 46 hits. Britton pitching a total of 40.2 innings (between Baltimore and New York), posting a 3.10 ERA and saving seven games. Of course, Britton has a history as one of the game's top closers—with 142 saves over his eight-year MLB career (with 47 in 2016 alone). Stay tuned, this could all happen quickly after Kimbrel's situation is resolved one way or the other.