Similar to Jose Quintana, right-hander David Roberston is another veteran pitcher who has seen a resurgence in 2022 that is getting noticed around the league. The former Yankees relief pitcher has been the Chicago Cubs closer this year, notching 14 saves already while pitching to a 1.85 ERA through 35 appearances.
After a couple of rough seasons, Robertson is certainly establishing himself as one of the top bullpen trade candidates this year, especially with the Cubs playing sub .500 ball and far out from playoff contention. He should be available over the next week and any team looking to add bullpen depth would surely take the risk on Robertson to close out the year.
He doesn’t come without risk, however, as he does boast an elevated walk rate at 4.3 BB/9, but adding him to the Jays’ back end alongside Yimi Garcia and Adam Cimber seems like a no-brainer, especially since he also owns a 2.83 ERA through 41 appearances at the Rogers Centre.