David Robertson is high on Cubs' outlook, would be interested in returning to them in free agency


(670 The Score) Reliever David Robertson would be open to returning to the Cubs in 2023 after being traded by them in the middle of this past season, he told the Parkins & Spiegel Show on Tuesday evening.

Robertson, 37, has hit free agency after splitting the 2022 season between the Cubs and Phillies, who advanced to the World Series, where they lost in six games to the Astros. Robertson posted a 2.40 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 58 appearances between Chicago and Philadelphia, and he’s feeling good about his prospects entering free agency.

“I’m hunting a good, fair deal and a good opportunity to be back in the mix again,” Robertson said. “There’s a lot of good teams out there.

“I feel freaking great. Now that my elbow doesn’t hurt, it’s phenomenal. I feel like I can do it (pitch) every day … I’m interested in whatever is out there. I need to see what comes my way. I don’t want to say a one- or two-year (contract), but I mean, I’m definitely open to both or even longer. I like playing baseball. It’s fun. It’s fun to win, to be on a good team.”

Robertson was then directly asked about Cubs’ outlook.

“I had a great time with the Cubs,” Robertson said. “I’ve got nothing bad to say about them. It was a fun experience. It was different to be on the North Side rather than the South Side (with the White Sox from 2015-’17).
It’s a division that I think the Cubs could win (in 2023), that’s for sure. I don’t know what direction they’re going to go. If they call, I’ll definitely be listening.”

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