(From fireman to chief of the house.)
On any other day, this would have been bigger news. When Masahiro Tanaka signs a 7-year deal worth over $22 mil a year, it gets swallowed up in the wake. While commenting on the Tanaka signing and the team's plans for the remainder of the offseason, Hal made the first public declaration that David Robertson will indeed be the Yankee closer this season. Via Joel Sherman:
“I have a lot of confidence in Robertson and so does Joe. Robertson is going to be our closer, and I believe he will do a good job."
Now whether Hal has the final say to make that call or if he discussed it beforehand with Cash and/or Joe, I don't know. What I do know is that it's the right decision and I support it 100%. I've been saying for a long time now that D-Rob is the man for the job and the team should commit to him and props to Hal for finally manning up and doing it. I swear it's like the guy reads this site and is trying to change my opinion of him. Now somebody hit the music!