Why is that three-year, $45MM offer to Mariano Rivera from the Yankees still on the table? According to Ken Rosenthal, it’s because Rivera wants four guaranteed years. He’s looking at the contracts of Jorge Posada, Billy Wagner, and even Alex Rodriguez in demanding to be paid through his age 41 season. As I said before, I think it’s time for the Yankees to go to Plan B.
Rosenthal says the Yanks are still the favorite for Rivera, despite his quote about playing for the Dodgers. Rivera has apparently told his agents to shop him around, as he’s annoyed by Hank Steinbrenner’s public comments about his age. Hank seems to make a lot of public comments that don’t seem professional or well thought-out.