Quick Hits: Rivera, Yankees, Contracts

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gurumystic
3 years 2 months ago

Babe Ruth, and Rivera are equals.

3 years 2 months ago

No I don’t think Rivera drinks like Ruth did

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3 years 2 months ago

Or sleeps around or eats like Ruth…

Staff of Life Nutrition Consul
3 years 2 months ago

NO WAY Rivera is as good a golfer as Ruth was.

johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

 Or could eat as many hot dogs.. Then Ruth did have to get his stomach pumped out on occasion after “over indulging” on his favorite food…

thebigbangdito
3 years 2 months ago

someone correct me if im wrong.. isnt this the last season in riveras contract?

if so.. i wonder if he will even negotiate the contract for next year and just take whatever cashman gives him (considering more than likely cashman will give him a fair value for what he means to the yankees)..

NickinIthaca
3 years 2 months ago

 My guess is that it will be a mutually beneficial contract.  There should be no reason for Rivera to accept a minor league contract, but I also I highly doubt that he is going to hold out for anything near his current contract.  Honestly, I’d think that somewhere near the $3-5 million range should get it done.  Obviously provided he’s healthy.

thebigbangdito
3 years 2 months ago

yea.. what i meant is if rivera thinks he is worth 5 million and cashman offers 3… i dont see rivera arguing over the difference.

3 years 2 months ago

He is a free agent after the season…but based on performance so far this season before that bad break and last year, a 1-yer deal would be absolutely reasonable. However, while next year doesn’t sound unreasonable, I expect next season to be the last in Rivera’s career if the Yankees are seriously going to get below $189M in salary.

Of course next year, he could be competing with Dave Robertson for the closer’s role; Robertson was a closer in college.

JacobyWanKenobi
3 years 2 months ago

Competing for nothing. If he’s healthy, he’ll pitch in the 9th until he becomes detrimental to the team’s performance.

Leonard Washington
3 years 2 months ago

If Mo came back and pitched one more season like his typical self then retired that would be amazing. Hope he can get back to health as soon as possible. 

zeles
3 years 2 months ago

sucks to see Mo go down, such a legend. hope he does manage to come back. -sox fan

3 years 2 months ago

That settles it. Rivera is not human.

XxMadDogxX
3 years 2 months ago

The Yankees can have K-Rod and his 8 million/yr contract for a bag of balls and an autographed bat!

captainjeter
3 years 2 months ago

no thanks. Yanks got Robertson and Soriano. Worst comes to worst, Hughes can go back to the pen.
Not surprised that Mo would come back, He is in  remarkable shape, probably better shape than many people here.
Next year , the Yanks will have  3 pitchers coming back from injuries, Rivera, Chamberlain and Pineda.

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

so….wine then?

thebigbangdito
3 years 2 months ago

Go down about 7 stories.. “Stark on rays,giants,phillies, ethier,nationals”

First line has a link….. no “insider” needed for that link

BLB25
3 years 2 months ago

He’s not, but I’m not quite sure how Barry Zito, Carl Crawford or even Jayson Werth are more unmovable than Wells.  Zito only has two years and a buyout left and he’s been a lot more useful this year than Wells.  Crawford and Werth both have a lot more years left than Wells, but I’d be shocked if their teams gave up on them in a swap for Wells just to shave the years off.