The latest rumors surrounding the Red Sox
There’s no question that the biggest need for the Red Sox this off-season is some bullpen help. The team has some holes to fill after losing Joe Kelly and possibly losing their closer, Craig Kimbrel.
Late last night, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported that the Red Sox are still in the mix for Robertson and that there is ‘mutual interest’ on both sides.
This isn’t a surprise to anyone considering that the Red Sox have been linked to the reliever all off-season. Also, Robertson is from Rhode Island and reportedly wants to stay close to home.
A conflicting report surfaced last night from George King of the New York Post citing that the Red Sox do not believe Robertson will sign with the team. King also mentions that it is believed Robertson wants a three-year deal.
The Red Sox are reportedly playing the waiting-game with Craig Kimbrel and are ready to wait to see what Kimbrel does before signing a reliever.
Kimbrel has lowered his asking price to $86 million, but that is still too much for the team, reports Jon Heyman. Dombrowski is supposedly interested in a three or four-year deal with Kimbrel, but the team isn’t ready to offer the closer the money he wants.
Both Kimbrel and Robertson are sought-after relievers that will get paid this off-season, the question is: who will be that team to give them the money they want?
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