The Yankees continue to shore up their 2014 season roster.  They have avoided arbitration with David Robertson, Shawn Kelley, Francisco Cervelli and Brett Gardner.

The four of them look to play a huge part in the upcoming season.

Robertson figures to be the new closer after the “Sandman” Mariano Rivera retired.  Robertson agreed to a new $5.22 million dollar contract through the 2014 season.  Although, I wouldn’t expect Robertson to be going anywhere in the future as he is a valuable piece of the bullpen.

Kelley turned out to be an invaluable piece of the bullpen last season.  After being acquired from the Mariners last offseason he posted a 4-2 record with a 4.39 ERA 71 strikeouts and 23 walks in 53 innings.  His new contract for the 2014 season is worth $1.765 million and like Robertson I wouldn’t expect him to not to be on the team for the next few years.

Cervelli is an interesting case.  He signed for only $700,000 and is likely to back up Brian McCann.  Cervelli brings an emotional element to the game and does a great job calling a game. His only issue is that he can never stay healthy.  If he can stay healthy then I think he could be around longer than just this year.

In Gardners’ case he is set to become a free agent after this year and will likely look elsewhere for a more lucrative deal although his speed is a great asset to the Yankees. His new deal for 2014 is worth $5.6 million.  He could also still be traded for a pitcher if the Yankees are unsuccessful in landing Tanaka.

Stay tuned as the last player that needs to avoid arbitration is Ivan Nova. 

The Yankees continue to shore up their 2014 season roster.  They have avoided arbitration with David Robertson, Shawn Kelley, Francisco Cervelli and Brett Gardner.

The four of them look to play a huge part in the upcoming season.

Robertson figures to be the new closer after the “Sandman” Mariano Rivera retired.  Robertson agreed to a new $5.22 million dollar contract through the 2014 season.  Although, I wouldn’t expect Robertson to be going anywhere in the future as he is a valuable piece of the bullpen.

Kelley turned out to be an invaluable piece of the bullpen last season.  After being acquired from the Mariners last offseason he posted a 4-2 record with a 4.39 ERA 71 strikeouts and 23 walks in 53 innings.  His new contract for the 2014 season is worth $1.765 million and like Robertson I wouldn’t expect him to not to be on the team for the next few years.

Cervelli is an interesting case.  He signed for only $700,000 and is likely to back up Brian McCann.  Cervelli brings an emotional element to the game and does a great job calling a game. His only issue is that he can never stay healthy.  If he can stay healthy then I think he could be around longer than just this year.

In Gardners’ case he is set to become a free agent after this year and will likely look elsewhere for a more lucrative deal although his speed is a great asset to the Yankees. His new deal for 2014 is worth $5.6 million.  He could also still be traded for a pitcher if the Yankees are unsuccessful in landing Tanaka.

Stay tuned as the last player that needs to avoid arbitration is Ivan Nova.