David Robertson Blows Comeback for White Sox
After the Sox came back from an 8-5 deficit on Sunday to take an 11-10 lead, David Robertson blew his sixth save. Robertson has struggled this season, and although he has 34 saves this season, he hasn’t been consistently dominant. The veteran reliever save percentage sits at 85%, just a little bit higher than his 83% save percentage from last season.
Robertson has 33 saves this season, and could surpass his save total of 34 from last season. However, the Sox should explore the possibility of trading the reliever. The Sox most certainly won’t get equal value for Robertson, but if they can get financial relief they should make a trade. Robertson will be owed $11 million in 2017 and $12 million in 2018. With 2016 first round draft pick Zack Burdi succeeding with Triple-A Charlotte, the Sox could perhaps easily replace Robertson next season.
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