Robertson has previously been mentioned in trade talks. After a less than stellar season, the team should look to deal the closer while he still has some value.
He blew seven saves of his 44 save opportunities. In 62.1 innings of work, he allowed 53 hits, 24 runs, 32 walks and six home runs. In 2015, he threw 63.1 innings and allowed 46 hits, 27 runs and seven home runs while also blowing seven saves.
Robertson has had nearly identical numbers in his two seasons with the White Sox and they were not eye-popping, to say the least. He arrived in 2014 offseason from the Yankees as a setup man turned closer with potential to be a lights-out, 40+ save reliever.
He has mostly struggled with consistency. In April, he had a 0.87 ERA but followed that up with a 6.30 ERA in May. Robertson’s ERA was a respectable 2.70 in June but increased to 7.45 ERA in July.
The right hander has shown he can string together solid performances. He’s not a top closer but he can be effective. Robertson will be 32 years old in April and is expendable. Especially given the current state of the White Sox.