Friday, May 8, 2015

Airbrushed Fridays: 2015 Topps Opening Day #179

It's been awhile.

Who is he? David Robertson is a modern relief pitcher. He spent his career coming up in the Yankees organization and ascended to the closer role last season. He's always pitched very well, but will likely be relegated to asterisk status as the guy who was the first Yankees closer that wasn't named Mariano in decades.

How did he get here? Like most closers these days, as soon as Robertson got expensive, he was off to another organization. The White Sox signed him as a free agent this past offseason after Robertson's first year in the hotseat. The Yankees have Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller to fill the key role(s) right now, but in a few years it will almost certainly be someone else.

Repeat offender? No

Other versions of this card: None, but here's the source image:

Airbrushed Score: 8

Comments: Well, he appears to be celebrating something, but it sure wasn't anything the White Sox did!

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