How much do you think he's going to get from the Yankees? I don't think the small market teams have a chance at this guy....
The Yankees still can't give him more the $300k before July 2nd, as a result of exceeding their bonus pool in the 2014-2015 period. Same for the D-backs, Angels, Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, Dodgers, Giants and Royals.
After July 2nd, the Yankees can give him up to $4.75 mil. But no team could give him more than $5.75 mil at that point, and 10 teams will still be capped at $300k for any single player: the aforementioned Cubs, Dodgers, Giants and Royals, plus the A’s, Astros, Braves, Cardinals, Nationals, Padres and Reds:
I'd guess that puts the A’s, Astros, Braves, Cardinals, Nationals, Padres and Reds as the favorites to land Robert before July 2nd, since they have already exceeded their 2016-2017 pools and would face no further penalties for spending big on Robert (other than the tax). BA has apparently linked him to the White Sox previously -- but presumably they'd have to go over their pool to sign him.
Edited by spycake, 21 April 2017 - 11:00 AM.