Talks Progressing For Yankees, Rivera

8:08pm: Jon Heyman of SI.com reports on Twitter that no deal appears imminent.

7:53pm: The Yankees are "quietly closing in on a contract" with Mariano Rivera, according to Ken Fidlin of the Toronto Sun. Rivera is seeking a two-year deal, but the Yankees haven’t yet agreed to sign him for more than one season, according to Fidlin. 

Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal reports that the team will talk to agent Fern Cuza this week, and could very well have an agreement in place by the end of next week's winter meetings.


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26 Comments on "Talks Progressing For Yankees, Rivera"


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Ferrariman
4 years 7 months ago

i’m really getting sick of this payroll belly aching. If it isn’t again the rules, than shut up. If your gonna get your pitch forks, take them to Selig.

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4 years 7 months ago

Then there is the small but stubbornly factual matter of the study that was done this past year — the one that figured out what the small-market teams were doing with their revenue-sharing money, namely, putting it in their owners’ pockets. In 2009, according to that study, the Pirates, Marlins, and Royals made profits for their owners that were almost to the dollar *exactly* the amounts those three teams had been given in revenue-sharing money. …And it’s the Yankees’ fault that those teams can’t compete for top talent? Hello?

The idea implicit in so many of these Yankee-payroll posts we have to wade through — that the Yankee payroll is somehow unlimited — is just a flat-out joke. The idea that the Yankees are able to afford such big payrolls because of where they play is a joke (Mets, anybody?), and the idea that their appetite for top-talent is somehow unfair is a joke — and the best part is that these jokes are self-conflating. The Yankees are the most valuable franchise in all of professional sport because their ownership is willing to invest where other teams’ ownerships are not. It’s not the Yankees’ fault that other owners view a baseball franchise as a golden-egg-laying goose that *also* doesn’t have to be fed, watered, and have its pen kept clean.

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Cody
4 years 7 months ago

Keep on spending Yankees it’s not going to get you a ring. Spend all your money on Lee then let him get shelled by the Giants (lol the giants) in the playoffs.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

Ummmm, the Yankees won in 2009 after spending big on Burnett, CC, and Teixeira.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

If only you made a rational statement. I hate the Yankees, but I’m not stupid. That was two games. Good thing Tim Lincecum sucks since he went through a bad run. Roy can’t pitch to save his life, I know he’s had bad games!

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Cody
4 years 7 months ago

Wow what a shocker. Like he was going any-wear but back to the yankees. God this offseason has sucked do far.

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4 years 7 months ago

More like your spelling has sucked so far. Any-wear? Really?

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YanksFanSince78
4 years 7 months ago

I am generally against giving a guy a raise just because it’s a new contract but it’s Mo, they’re the Yanks so screw it….get it done and move on to the next order of business. I guess this mean Pettitte will get a slight raise too?

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InLeylandWeTrust
4 years 7 months ago

I really like how Mariano’s camp and the NY front office went about this. There’s no bad blood, everything was done relatively private, and they hammered it out. The ball is in Jeter’s court now.

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4 years 7 months ago

1 down, 3 more to lock in!

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4 years 7 months ago

why is the Toronto Sun reporting on a New York Yankees story?

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moonraker45
4 years 7 months ago

He saw Mariano and Cashman discussing figures in a Taco Bell in upstate New York

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MB923
4 years 7 months ago

Good question

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Good question. Toronto is just a boat ride away from NY State…Yes?

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Ferrariman
4 years 7 months ago

my guess is 2yr/35mil

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Add one more and I think you’ve got it.

Glad they were able to come to terms.

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CitizenSnips
4 years 7 months ago

Derek Jeter, take note.

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MB923
4 years 7 months ago

Yes but you should notice one thing, Rivera would get a raise from $15 to $17 million. Therefore I guess he is taking note and will ask again for a raiseI got a feeling this will piss Jeter off actually.

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Ferrariman
4 years 7 months ago

yeah but Rivera is still good…

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

Uhm… so is jeter he just had a down year plus what jeter does is more working than rivera

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n0s
4 years 7 months ago

You need to remove one of the “o’s” from good.

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MB923
4 years 7 months ago

Indeed, just that I still think Jeter is going to get upset over it. Or at least Close will.

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the_show
4 years 7 months ago

indeed….Jeter should learn a thing or two from rivera on how to conduct himself

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ToledoFan
4 years 7 months ago

Shocker! What next? That they will spend boatloads of money and have more people complain about their bloated payroll?

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Slopeboy
4 years 7 months ago

I’m still waiting to see where Heyman has Bobby Valentine managing this season.

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Garafraxaguy
4 years 7 months ago

Heyman is a joke