Nov
17

Yanks uninterested in Mike Lowell; Rivera close?

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In what can only be described as a good sign, the Yankees, contrary to rumor, have not offered Mike Lowell a four-year deal to play first base in the Bronx. The Daily News has the story at the bottom of an article. The same article says Mariano Rivera will probably accept an overly-generous three-year, $45 million deal. That’s awfully swell of him.

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  • barry

    Man MO is such a great guy, nothing like loyalty over money.

  • Jersey

    Mo cries about money, respect and years, while Schilling willingly takes a pay cut. That really is irritating.

    After this little episode, I have a feeling the boo birds are going to really start coming out as Mo’s ineffective patches start becoming longer and more frequent…

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G

    They can use the Girardi influence all they want or say that MO’s loyalty is what persevered, but my money is on the fact that Fernando Cuza found out very quickly that no one was going to give him those years (maybe not even 3 either) and anything more than $12 million annually.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Arod heard about the crapstorm over his opt out…is no one telling Mo that Yankee fans are NOT happy with his posturing? Are there certain Yankees that think that no matter what they do the fans will understand.

    Because that would be really wrong.

    Earth to Mo: stop being a baby and sign the damn contract.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    The NY Post reports that Mo is going to take it. He’s back and most likely will accept tomorrow or the next day. They’re working to get the Arod contract finalized so he can be named MVP as a Yankee.

  • CB

    To some how equate Mo with ARod just speaks to how little memory Yankee fans have.

    That’s just a sad comparison to make on so many levels.

    How many World Series has Mo helped win for this team?

    And ARod?

    And comparing ARod’s opt out to Mo bargaining as a free agent is absurd. When the yankees wanted to meet with Mo face to face did he insult them and say no? Did he declare his free agency in th middle of game 4 of the world series?

    What have you done for me lately? Lot of that going around with Mo.

    • Stephen

      I agree. People are just freaking out over this complete non-issue. So what if it ended up taking him a few days longer to sign than it could have. I don’t think there was ever any legit chance of him going elsewhere, he was just trying to use the situation to cut a better deal, I can’t blame him for that. I would be embarrased, as a Yankee fan, if I heard people booing Mo at the stadium next season.

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