Stark: Deal imminent between Yankees and Rivera

Season Review: The Front Office
Thursday Night Open Thread

Via Jayson Stark: A new contract between the Yankees and Mariano Rivera is expected be completed by tomorrow. The two sides have already agreed to the parameters of the deal, but they’re still hammering out the exact salary details. Stark says the contract is expected to be worth $11-12M with incentives that could push it up to $15M total, but Jack Curry hears the base may be $10-11M. No big deal either way.

Season Review: The Front Office
Thursday Night Open Thread
  • Karl Krawfid

    Jon Morosi has it at 10 million.

  • mrdbag

    Big deal same team no improvement. Where’s the offense

    • 28 this year

      The Winter Meetings haven’t even happened yet. There has literally been like a month of offseason with still three months to go. You wanna wait a little to see what happens? Last year, Kuroda and the Pineda deal didn’t happen until January and Pettitte in March.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Mariano who?

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

      That’s blasphemy.

      50 Hail Mary’s and 50 Our Mariano’s .

      • Robinson Tilapia

        That was a response to a deleted off-topic message. Sounds silly out of context, doesn’t it?

        • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

          I’m surprised that comment got deleted so fast. I didn’t think these posts were watched that closely.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Reading that feels great.

  • stuart a

    great a 43 year old pitcher at over $10 mill.

    that is progress???

    how about hoyt wilhelm is he avaialble???

    • Robinson Tilapia

      The Mets signed Wilhelm. Looking to cash in on the whole knuckleball thing.

    • Preston

      I know that stuart a is just a troll, but seriously how can you be a fan of a team and not be excited about Mo coming back? You can’t possibly get any joy out of NYY baseball if you don’t love Mo. I feel the same way about the people who complained about the Andy signing last night. I pity you.

      • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

        Very true.

        The site of seeing Mo come running out of the pen to “Enter Sandman” will be one of the most enduring memories from one of the greatest era’s of Yankee baseball history.

      • The Real Eddard

        “seriously how can you be a fan of a team and not be excited about More coming back?”

        Because he is a fellow troll. And you, very predictably, fell for it and took the bait. His styleis not even subtle or clever, this site is just that easy.

        That being said, I enjoy the game/strategy aspect.

        • Ted Nelson

          Stuart A is subtle? Not at all. You are far more subtle. You at least put in some effort. Stuart’s comments are 95% just ripping into A-Rod, and here ripping into a guy who is the best in his position forever.

          Preston fell for it? “I know that stuart a is just a troll”

          • The Real Eddard

            He is NOT subtle. Reading ain’t your strong suit Nelson

            • Robinson Tilapia

              An argument here could be the most glorious RAB moment ever. Ted may eat him whole.

              • YanksFanInBeantown

                Questioning Ted’s reading comprehension?

                He was definitely here before he was Eddard.

            • Ted Nelson

              Tried to shoot you a complement. I will go back to ignoring your foolishness.

        • YanksFanInBeantown

          Yeah, don’t sell yourself short, Eddard. We all thought you were a real person for a while. An 8 year old, but a real person nonetheless. You’ve got talent, my friend.

          Even if you’re no Big Member.

      • Steve (different one)

        Seriously. Prob my favorite athlete of all time, finally edging out boyhood crushes Don Mattingly and Mark Bavaro….

        • Nedro

          Dude Bavaro was the shit

      • mustang

        Trolling, dude.

        I don’t even bother anymore.

      • Get Phelps Up

        “You can’t possibly get any joy out of NYY baseball if you don’t love Mo.”

        Well except for the whole thing that he’s a Mets fan…

  • stu phillips

    Hey mike you keep talking about trades and then you say its not likely to happen. Why say anything.!!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You are a sad, sad attempt at a troll.

  • vin

    Looks like some of the natives are getting restless.

    • Steve (different one)

      Can you blame them? It’s only 2 1/2 months to pitchers and catchers.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Mo turned out to be a jerk, and led the league in HBP with like 48 hit batters by the end of the season, with David Ortiz getting hit by 12 of them???

    • Jersey Joe

      If Mo turned out to be a jerk, he nail Jayson Nix in the face for killing his 2012 season. Maybe in Batting Practice, maybe if Nix is non-tendered and signs with another team.

  • wonderful

    Wonderful new they still are going to throw out the same bunch of guys who blew it in the playoffs. When it comes to their line up this team didn’t make one upgrade. I’m excite cuz the signed a 42 year old closer and 40 year old P who I guess will save the day.

    • Mike Axisa

      It’s November.

      • mustang


        Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow.

        • Get Phelps Up

          The funny thing is if that were true the Yankees would easily be no worse the 2nd best team in the division on paper.

    • Ted Nelson

      804 runs, with the tops in the AL being 808. 95 wins, with the top in the AL being 95.

  • mustang

    Mo and Andy could of both retire and Kuroda could be a Dodger by now so yes I’m fucking happy.
    So let them now sign Martin so they bring back that fucking horrible 95 wins American East Division winning team.

    • Robinson Tilapia


    • peas

      So…………….. winning the American East Division with 95 wins is good for you. So they are a regular season group but dead in the play off players and you’re fine with that. Okay I just wanted to see what I was dealing with.

      Can win 100 games but if you have guys who don’t show up in the playoffs what good is it. But hey as long as they win the east right?

      So when this team is really really old and looking to replace the entire team is that when you will be singing another toon?

      • Ted Nelson

        They won a series in the playoffs, guess you missed that.

        Look up “sample size.” Educate yourself a bit.

      • gc

        Yeah. You don’t get baseball, do you? Where shitty players can come through in the clutch all the sudden. Where hall of fame players can fail. Where anything can happen in a short series. Where the best team doesn’t always win. You want guarantees. You’re following the wrong sport.

  • RetroRob

    Good news.