Good but not surprising news, the Yankees and David Robertson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3.1M according to Jon Heyman. Robertson filed for $3.55M and the club had countered with $2.85M. Reports are that they met in the middle at $3.10M. Robertson was the last of the pitchers arbitration eligible to agree to terms. Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain and Boone Logan all reached agreements.
Now, correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Logan get $3.15M? Why yes, he did. Does this mean anything? Probably not, I just find it amusing because Robertson seems to be a lot more reliable than Logan though to be fair, Logan wasn’t too abysmal last season (7-2, 3.84 ERA). He was also helped by a good stretch of pitched which happened to be sandwiched by the usual Logan-esque performances.
Back to Robertson, he’s eligible for free agency after the 2014 season so look for this to happen again before next season.