The Yankees have extended a qualifying offer to RHP David Robertson — Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) November 3, 2014
Smart move. The right move to make. This should be enough to scare the big budget teams away from a multi-year deal and give the Yankees the advantage in negotiating a new one. My guess is 3 years/$39 mil and that's based simply and solely on what popped into my head first.
Still don't agree with the decision to not extend one to Hirok, but that's business sometimes. Who knows? Maybe the Yanks did it so that he wouldn't be blocked from returning to the West Coast if that's what he wants to do. That would be a classy move on their part.