See Ya: David Robertson Signs With White Sox
While you were watching Monday Night Football, or getting ready for bed, the Chicago White Sox were making two marquee deals at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego, Calif.
First, the Southsiders acquired ace pitcher Jeff Samardzija from the Oakland Athletics to bolster a rotation that already has one of the league's best in Chris Sale.
And then, they signed now ex-Yankees closer David Robertson. The deal is for 4 years/$46 million. Robertson had 39 saves for the Yanks last season after replacing Mariano Rivera.
Robertson had been asking for a deal that would rival Jonathan Papelbon's deal with the Phillies: More than $50 million.
The Yankees Friday afternoon signing of Andrew Miller makes the loss of Robertson easier for Yankees fans. Dellin Betances figures to slide into the 9th inning role now for the Pinstripes.