Five Free Agent Targets for the Dodgers to Upgrade Their Bullpen
David Robertson (RHP): A former closer for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees, Robertson has been a much-accomplished professional reliever. Over the course of his career, he has racked up 137 saves with a 2.88 ERA and 874 strikeouts over 657 innings. In his last two seasons, Robertson has pitched to a stellar 2.54 ERA with 189 Ks over 138 innings, good for a 12.32 K/9.
Robertson has been one of the most reliable relievers in the game since 2010, and his production has not varied much since. With postseason experience, both as a closer and late-inning reliever, Robertson fits the Dodgers better than any other free agent available this offseason. He is headed into his age 34 season. Robertson’s last contract was for four years and $46 million, so it would be reasonable to assume, at his age, he won’t get more than 2 or 3 years at an AAV (average annual value) of about $12 million.