Yankees Re-Sign Mariano Rivera

The Yankees re-signed Mariano Rivera to a two-year deal, the team announced today. The contract will pay Rivera $30MM, according to Christian Red of the New York Daily News

Now 41, Rivera is coming off yet another dominant season. He posted a 1.80 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 in 60 innings of work. It's logical to assume that Rivera will slow down at some point, but recent history suggests Rivera can still be an effective late-inning reliever. He has a 1.64 ERA with 8.9 K/9, 1.3 BB/9 and three All-Star selections since 2008.

Rivera received competitive offers from rival teams, including the Red Sox, but wanted to stay in pinstripes. Agent Fernando Cuza confirmed that interested teams other than the Yankees called about Rivera and Jon Heyman of SI.com reported that the Red Sox and Angels were two of three teams that offered the closer three-year deals (all Twitter links).


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186 Comments on "Yankees Re-Sign Mariano Rivera"


Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

One down…

jt24
4 years 8 months ago

$200 million to go

KeithLawSucksInStl
4 years 8 months ago

And Jeter wants most of it

jt24
4 years 8 months ago

touché

4 years 8 months ago

The best to ever do it. Getting a contract he deserves.

4 years 8 months ago

No-brainer

InvalidUserID
4 years 8 months ago

Well that was pain-free.

ugotrpk3113
4 years 8 months ago

Dude has ONE pitch and still dominates. Unreal.

4 years 8 months ago

3 CUTTER 4 SEAM AND NOW 2 SEAM

Jason_F
4 years 8 months ago

Except only one of those pitches gets thrown 85% of the time.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Usually the NY Daily news is full of it but hopefully they aren’t here

Do not be surprised if this deal doesn’t go through though.

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
4 years 8 months ago

Why would it not go through? Mariano is bigger than Jeter, and wanted to make it as quick and painless as possible.

4 years 8 months ago

When is the NY Daily News “full of it”? I live in NYC, I read the Daily News every single day and everything they report is mostly accurate. For what reason would the deal not go through? Mo is the greatest closer in the history of baseball, he’s played his entire career for the greatest franchise in the history of baseball and he’s going to retire here.

You’re smoking some pretty powerful stuff if you really believe the deal won’t go through. It’s done.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

I didn’t say it wouldn’t. I said don’t be surprised if it doesn’t. I do hope it is true though.

AJCBE
4 years 8 months ago

[Insert derogatory Jeter comment here]

Septhinox
4 years 8 months ago

Only one?

4 years 8 months ago

“Rivera recently received a three-year offer worth more money from a rival team, but wanted to stay in pinstripes, even if it meant accepting a deal for fewer guaranteed years and less money.”

Jeter, take note.

elclashcombo
4 years 8 months ago

Was just going to say the same thing but you beat me to it.

4 years 8 months ago

I don’t think Jeter will get the opportunity to turn down more years and money than what the Yankees have already offered him.

KeithLawSucksInStl
4 years 8 months ago

Agreed. What team besides the Yanks would pay an aging SS more that 15 million a year? That’s why Cashman basically said “Ok, go look at the open market, you won’t find a better deal.”But, since we’re in a Sandman thread, it’s a lot of $, but the guy can still bring it. Good for him.

Vmmercan
4 years 8 months ago

What team besides the Yankees has Derek Jeter as an aging shortstop?

Vmmercan
4 years 8 months ago

What team besides the Yankees has Derek Jeter as an aging shortstop?

adammyst
4 years 8 months ago

I can’t believe someone offered more money to an FA than the Yanks……

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

$51mm over three years to be exact. I’m dying to know which team made that offer.

josh3302
4 years 8 months ago

Posted twice my bad

josh3302
4 years 8 months ago

I will guess that it was the Orioles

counciltucky
4 years 8 months ago

Possibly. I’m thinking the Angels.

Dylan
4 years 8 months ago

How bout Rangers? They could’ve moved Feliz into the rotation then….

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

They don’t have that kind of money for a player in that position.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Duh…Red Sox

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

No chance, especially with Bard and Papellbon. I’ll throw it out there, but maybe the Angels prior to signing Takahashi.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Fellas, I was kidding…

But seriously, I honestly think it was the Braves or the Nationals. Call me crazy, just what I think.

The reason I don’t think it was the Angels is because I think they’d rather have Crawford and Soriano, then Rivera.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

“from a rival team,”. Do the Nationals, or Braves for that matter, fit this description?

If I had to pick on who it was, I’d say the Angels.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

You’ve never heard of the famous Yankees Nationals rivalry? Its called the ” I-95 switch along the way and cross the Delaware river through Baltimore series”

Come on bro

NYBravosFan10
4 years 8 months ago

its easier to head back through harlem/spanish harlem and when you hit Jersey, go into pennsylvania and travel south 😀

pollbuster2
4 years 8 months ago

Gee, I wonder why Rivera wouldn’t want to finish his career with the Nationals?

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

Not really the Braves style imo.

erm016
4 years 8 months ago

Braves don’t have the money to offer him that much (if it’s 52mil) there’s no way in hell that’s the Braves.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Don’t have the money? Aren’t they owned by Liberty Media?

NYBravosFan10
4 years 8 months ago

FINALLY!!!!!! SOMEONE PROMPTED ME INTO THIS!!! Liberty Media fyi doesn’t care about the team. They never shell out any money so we can nab good players. That’s why it’s such a huge deal when the Bravos sign big players somehow. The Braves work with about 85-95 million a year but we could be much better off if Liberty Media would just cough it up…I want Ted Turner back…

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Maybe when it was still in business, he was still more into Dubya C Dubya Wresslin

erm016
4 years 8 months ago

Yes they are, but it’s just a business purchase to them. Buy low, sell high if they go high, don’t invest anything, etc. The ability is there, but they don’t invest in the team.

4 years 8 months ago

Certainly wasn’t the Braves

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

But I was right!

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

By sheer luck..

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Pretty much

ugotrpk3113
4 years 8 months ago

I could see the Angels, that would make sense to me.

AmericanMovieFan
4 years 8 months ago

I could see it being the Mets, what with K-Rod in personal disarray and his odd contract situation and the Wilpons’ penchant for overspending.

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

Could be and probably the only team other than the Angels that could be taken seriously for this one.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

That’s my pick too. But we shall wait and see, of course it can easily be a lie lol

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Told yall!

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Ken Rosenthal on his latest Twitter posted that it coudl be untrue.

4 years 8 months ago

can we completely believe what his agent says though i mean come on.

yanksno1
4 years 8 months ago

This is how the Jeter negotiations should have gone. Why’d each side talk so much there, and nothing here?

4 years 8 months ago

This is how a classy player operates. He doesn’t use the media, and stays with a team that has done everything for him. He got money he undoubtedly deserved (at least according to the market, a closer is never worth more than 10 million IMO), and played were he wanted to. A lot like what I feel like Paul Konerko will do, and why he won’t be a Red Sox or a Oriole. That is what any player at their age that has made that much money over their career should do, though there’s one who refuses to do it.

Redsoxn8tion
4 years 8 months ago

Lay of Jeter. He deserves every penny of what he wants. He brought the Yankees several championships

mwach1
4 years 8 months ago

sarcasm?

nictonjr
4 years 8 months ago

Year 1 Before Jeter : 1,675,556
Year 0 Before Jeter : 1,705,263
Year 1 With Jeter : 2,250,877
Year 2 With Jeter : 2,580,285
Year 3 WJ + 2,955,193 – 4,298,655

At its peak, attendance up 2,600,000 mil from the year before Jeter’s debut. That’s a lot of people jumping on the band wagon since 1996…

YanksFanSince78
4 years 8 months ago

Yeah but using your logic who is to say it was because of Jorge Posada?

4 years 8 months ago

I bet making the playoffs 15/16 years helped those attendance figures too.

Steve_in_MA
4 years 8 months ago

Well, both Jetes and Posada had lots to do with making the playoffs all those years.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Posada has had an awful postseason career

4 years 8 months ago

You’re making it sound like Jeter single-handedly won multiple championships for the Yankees. It’s a team game, one player does not win a championship – ever. I’m a diehard Yankee fan and I love Derek as much as the next guy, but he’s not single-handedly responsible for anything – except the billions and billions of dollars he’s brought the Yankees in revenue from the sale of Jeter-labeled merchandise and the leadership he brings to the clubhouse as the Yankee captain.

He should be paid what he’s asking for simply for those reasons.

yg49
4 years 8 months ago

He didn’t bring any more to the Yankees from Jeter labeled merchandise than he brought to any other team. Merchandise is MLB licensed and the money gets split between all 30 teams, no matter who’s name is on the back.

yg49
4 years 8 months ago

So did Yogi Berra….doesnt mean I want HIM catching next season.

4 years 8 months ago

Maybe the bigger contract talk is a bluff to get Jeter to sign.

elbaumel
4 years 8 months ago

I bet the “rival team” was a lousy team with money coming off the payroll. Hey for all we know it coulda been the Pirates

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Bill Mazeroski would have advised against that. He prob sat down with the Pirates front office and said gee if only one of our guys could do what I did off of Ralph Terry and maybe we have a 1 in a billion chance to do it against Mariano.

Coincidentally, he was inducted in the HOF in 2001, the same year Mariano uhhhhhhhh…..okay ends there.

iceman199
4 years 8 months ago

In other news, water is wet!

NYBravosFan10
4 years 8 months ago

LOL!!!!!!!!

NYBravosFan10
4 years 8 months ago

LOL!!!!!!!!

elbaumel
4 years 8 months ago

Maybe it was the Rangers wanting to give the Yanks an “f you” b/c they know they’re gonna buy Cliff Lee in the upcoming weeks. (They could move Feliz into the rotation— Although realistically I doubt it was them)

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

It just occurred to me this is something Kenny Williams would do, especially trying to one up both Minnesota and Detroit. Had to be Angels, Met’s or W Sox.

Steve_in_MA
4 years 8 months ago

Don’t doubt for a moment that the BoSox were in the mix here. If Mariano agreed, we could have non-tendered Paps at a savings of about $11MM per season and had THE BEST closer of all times.

elbaumel
4 years 8 months ago

THE THIRD TEAM WAS THE RED SOX!

http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman

elbaumel
4 years 8 months ago