(Stats courtesy of baseball-refernce.com)
D-Rob is not Mo, but that does not mean he cannot save lots of games for the Yankees. As undoubtedly, this guy can strike batters out.
But in order for any pitcher to be successful, he has to be able to get on the mound; and looking back that has been an issue for the 2011 All-Star.
Seemingly, over his career D-Rob has been a little fragile. He has suffered from a slew of different nicks and bruises that prompted him to miss time.
Everything from elbow tightness to spraining his ankle from falling down the stairs…here are some D-Rob injury tweets spanning from 2009 to present. Please refer to each tweets dates to see the trend.
Team still not sure when Robertson will see Andrews. But Girardi doesn't rule out return this season. –Carig
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) September 8, 2009
David Robertson fell down stairs last night moving boxes and hurt his right foot. In walking boot, sent for MRI. X-rays negative
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 8, 2012
Dave Robertson is not on the list today, but Cody Eppley is. Looks like Robertson is headed to the DL.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) May 15, 2012
Robertson down 5-6 days with tendinitis in his shoulder.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) September 7, 2013
Dave Robertson said he's been told it's realistic to think he could come off the disabled list as soon as his 15 days are up. #Yankees
— Lohud Yankees Blog (@LoHudYankees) May 16, 2012
Robertson scratched tonight because he had trouble loosening up in bullpen. Cashman says its a low-level thing, not concerned.
— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) March 6, 2013
David Robertson had an MRI on his knee. He's considered day-to-day, not a DL situation. Cashman said he has some "crankiness."
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 2, 2013
The bottom line here is the Yankees have no insurance if D-Rob misses anytime, which inevitably seems impossible to avoid.
See even if D-Rob just tweaks something that entails him missing a few save opportunities’ it might cost the Yankees two or three wins.
But that is enough for the Yankees to miss the postseason, once again, in 2014.
After spending all that money not shoring up the bullpen is a cheap reason not to be playing baseball in October.
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