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David Robertson leads a trio of lighty cubs reliefs with lots of looks

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David Robertson has been a great addition to the Cubs this season, with a total of 18.2 innings over the last three years and 14 saves in 35 appearances. He threw harder than ever at the age of 37, and his slider / curve combo shuts down the batters on both sides of the plate. Its performance and the fact that he borrows only about $ 1.5 million for the rest of the one-year contract makes him a very popular product as the deadline approaches.

The Yankees, who hired Robertson at two different points in the past, are one of the top teams on Robertson’s match list.Joel Sherman of New York Post Stated interestBut he said that Yank might try to recreate the success he gained at Clay Holmes by finding another less-hyped relief with a single dominant pitch. Somewhat softened.

It sounds a bit like the report of the team that has expressed concern about Willson Contreras being able to engage with the new pitching staff, but anything.

Sherman said Mets was also after Robertson. Cover in more detail The day before. Robertson was doing so well against left-handed batters that Mets could see him as having another left-handed bullpen. Also, Mets knows that catchers are not good at it, Acquired Robertson and Contreras in a package transaction..

Raise is one of the teams scouting Cubs rescuers, and Ken Rosenthal wrote: They were able to “shake big” Note the story about May get Kris Bryant and Craig Kimbrel at last year’s deadline. That probably means chasing either Contreras or Ian Happ, neither of which seems to be Tampa’s target, but perhaps it’s a matter of getting two Cubs rescuers.

After all, Robertson isn’t the only one available for short-term transactions. Mychal Givens is solid in the bailout role later this season and has a very rational division, and he has options for the next season that can add a little value to the equation. .. His base this year is $ 3.5 million, the same as Robertson, but Givens has a $ 3.5 million mutual option in 2011 and a $ 1.5 million buyout. Given his consistent performance over the last few seasons, it’s good for his new team to choose that option.

Chris Martin isn’t mentioned as much as the previous two, but his pitch is better than 4.50 ERA and he borrows only about $ 1 million for the rest of the season. It should be imagined that many teams will be interested in pitchers with almost the same batters and splits. He has a history of nasty injuries and it’s a bit scary to see him allow an average of .295 to enemy batters, but it’s very high .383 BABIP and a grounder rate of 54.1%. Seems ripe for corrections between.

Athletic Dave O’Brien said the Braves have rejected the idea of ​​a reunion with Martin, but are considering helping the bullpen for a stretch run. We know that the Cubs are looking for a package deal between the two All-Stars and their legitimate rescuers. Happ on the left fielder In Atlanta, Robertson or Givens may be involved.

This is definitely noteworthy. Expect to see a lot of people reading bullpen tea leaves as the Cubs confront the San Francisco Giants in a long-weekend series.