David Robertson has been drawing plenty of interest after he declined the Yankees' qualifying offer to test free agency. According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Robertson currently has a three-year offer worth $39 million in hand from an MLB team, likely indicating that it will take four years to bring Robertson in for 2015. Though the Yankees have a desire to bring their closer back for next season, Heyman says that they didn't want to have to give him four years.
The Astros have been linked to Robertson already this offseason, and it's pretty certain that they won't be the Yankees' only competition. Watching bullpen after bullpen meltdown in the playoffs will have teams handing out top dollar to players like Robertson and Andrew Miller, who might also receive a four-year deal this offseason. The qualifying offer means that any team without a protected pick would have to give up their first round selection in order to sign Robertson, but that seems to not be negatively impacting teams' interest in him to this point.
Without Robertson in their bullpen next season, the Yankees would likely turn to Dellin Betances to fill in as closer. He had an amazing breakout season in 2014, but having him fill Robertson's role while an inferior reliever steps into the setup role would almost certainly diminish what was one of the Yankees' greatest strengths last season. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that one AL East GM wonders if the Yankees might not decide to pursue Miller over Robertson, finding it strange that the team hasn't signed Robertson to a new deal as of this point.
Would you give Robertson a four-year deal? Should the Yankees go after Andrew Miller instead?