Via Ken Rosenthal, Mariano Rivera’s camp still has not informed the Yankees if the G.O.A.T. is seeking a one- or two-year deal. Either way I don’t believe it will be an issue, but common says tells you that you’d prefer to keep the commitment as short as possible with a guy that will turn 41 years old in just 17 days. If nothing else, this tells us how for along the two sides are in the negotiation process, meaning not far along at all.
Rosenthal also mentions that the Yanks expect Kerry Wood to test the closer’s market. Saves equal money people, both now and in the future. It’s only smart for Wood to see what’s out there.