MLB rumors: David Robertson of New York Mets “not excited” about trade talk
If the New York Mets actually do decide to sell away pieces of the 2023 team that has been so disappointing, don’t expect reliever David Robertson to be one of the ones who is counting the minutes until he sees where he land next.
In an interview with Newsday, Robertson said he was “not excited” about all of the trade talk and rumors that were circulating around him as the MLB trade deadline drew even closer. The 38-year-old right-hander has a 2.08 ERA/3.61 FIP/1.015 WHIP in 39 appearances spanning 43.1 innings this season and would certainly seem to be a potential trade candidate, especially with what is left of his $10 million salary this season and the fact that he will be a free agent at the end of the campaign.
If traded, it would be the second consecutive season where he was flipped to a contender at the trade deadline. Last year, Robertson went from the Chicago Cubs to the Philadelphia Phillies and threw four scoreless innings in the World Series. That kind of experience, combined with his numbers, makes Robertson a likely player to move, whether he wants it to happen or not.
“If it happens, it happens,” Robertson said in the article. “I’ll pack up everything and figure out where to go and figure out which hotel we’re going to live in and all that crap. Cars getting shipped. It’s just a mess. It’s a mess for a family.”