Stark: Deal imminent between Yankees and Rivera


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.

Categories : Asides, Hot Stove League


  1. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jon Morosi has it at 10 million.

  2. mrdbag says:

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

    • 28 this year says:

      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.

  3. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Mariano who?

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Reading that feels great.

  5. stuart a says:

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

    that is progress???

    how about hoyt wilhelm is he avaialble???

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

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

    • Preston says:

      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) says:

        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 says:

        “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 says:

          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”

        • YanksFanInBeantown says:

          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) says:

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

      • mustang says:

        Trolling, dude.

        I don’t even bother anymore.

      • Get Phelps Up says:

        “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…

  6. stu phillips says:

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

  7. vin says:

    Looks like some of the natives are getting restless.

  8. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

    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 says:

      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.

  9. wonderful says:

    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.

  10. mustang says:

    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 says:


    • peas says:

      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 says:

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

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

      • gc says:

        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.

  11. RetroRob says:

    Good news.

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