Report: D-Rob wants all the money

A baseball official told ESPN New York that closer David Robertson is looking for "Papelbon money." In case you have forgotten what that is:

In 2011, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon to the richest overall reliever contract, a four-year, $50 million deal. If Papelbon finishes 15 games in 2015, his contract vests for a fifth year at another $13 million, making it a total of five years and $63 million.

Robertson, in his first year as a closer, and while following in the giant footsteps of Mariano Rivera, finished 2014 with a 4-5 record, a 3.08 ERA, and he converted 39 saves in 44 opportunities.

He turned down a $15.3M qualifying offer (just like everyone else who was offered one) which would have made him the highest paid closer ever but it's obvious he's looking for a longer deal - probably 3-4 years.

If Robertson does go elsewhere, and so far, the only Tigers seem to be out on getting D-Rob, the Yankees have Dellin Betances waiting in the wings.