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The Yankees may not bring back David Robertson or Zach Britton next year. If not, will the Red Sox swoop in and grab either reliever?

The hot stove is cold at the moment, but the MLB offseason tends to heat up after the holidays pass. That means we may see the Yankees and Red Sox start to make moves. David Robertson and Zach Britton are two of the most attractive relievers on the market and both teams are looking to shore up their bullpens.

According to Mike Rosenstein of NJ Advance Media, the Red Sox are linked to both relievers. More specifically, Robertson could be a potential fit in Boston. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes:

“Robertson, who represents himself, isn’t tipping his hand on what he’s looking for, but he’s likely seeking at least in the Andrew Miller range of two years at $25 million total. Robertson, who lives in Rhode Island, has been linked to the Red Sox, Yankees, and Phillies, but there are several other teams who have inquired and made offers. The Red Sox are trying to get a veteran reliever on a one-year deal. They feel there will be enough top-shelf veterans they can sign under those terms.”

The Yankees may not be interested in bringing back Robertson or Britton, but seeing them sign with Boston could be a tough pill to swallow.

The Red Sox are coming off of a World Series victory that is sure to irk everyone in a Yankees uniform. New York is hoping to knock off Boston next season and if the Red Sox can lure Robertson or Britton, the Yankees’ task will become that much more difficult.

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