Rivera Not Affected By Torre Departure? By Tim Dierkes | October 23, 2007 at 12:27pm CST Mariano Rivera has changed his tune – now he’s saying Joe Torre’s departure doesn’t have anything to do with his chances of re-signing with the Yankees. That’s cool – most of us can’t picture him in a Phillies uniform anyway. Several days ago, Rivera apparently said the Yankees were "one of 30 teams" once Torre left. I amended that to "one of 29 teams," assuming Rivera sticks with his statement about the Red Sox.