Kussoy: Rivera to announce 2014 plans during Spring Training


Via Howie Kussoy: Mariano Rivera will announce his plans for 2014 at some point early next year. “I’ll tell you in Spring Training,” he said at a charity event yesterday. “Spring Training is going to be the date.”

Rivera, 43, debated between retirement and playing again after the season only to announce his return. I think we’ve all assumed next season would be his final year, and in fact Mo confirmed to Kussoy that he would appreciate a Chipper Jones-style fairwell tour. Rivera could easily announce an intention to pitch in 2014, but it seems pretty obvious the retirement announcement is on its way in a few weeks.

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  1. Murderers' Row Boat says:

    Judging on the contract he just signed, his age, and his family I’m guessing this is the last year for Rivera. I can’t wait for his second standing O at Fenway.

  2. JD says:

    Why does he seem to draw attention to himself by always having an ” announcement ”
    Or is he just bustin chops of media every time?

  3. Rich in NJ says:

    I’m fine with whatever he decides.

  4. Yankee Fan 1 says:

    I’m kind of shocked Mo would come out and say he wants a farewell tour. Not that he doesn’t deserve it ( obviously).

    • Deep Thoughts says:

      He didn’t “come out and say” anything. Some reporter asked something stupid like “Do you think you’d enjoy a farewell tour like Chipper’s where everyone gives you a standing O and a memento?” His obvious answer was probably something like “Yeah, of course. Who wouldn’t like that.”

      That exchange gets written up as “Rivera confirmed that…” and then below-grade-level readers like you get your panties in a twist that “Mo would come out and say he wants a farewell tour.”

      Stop being so credulous.

  5. Andy Pettitte's Fibula (formerly Manny's BanWagon) says:

    If Mo decided 2013 is his last hurrah, I’d love to see a farewell tour.

    He’s the best to ever play his position and certainly deserves to be honored like the champion that he is.

  6. Dave says:

    Weird seeing someone I graduated high school with being quoted on RAB.

  7. Reuben Sierra's Chains says:

    MO will always be the best.

  8. JD says:

    Good, Chavez signed w someone else, now cash has to think

  9. Tion Lon ton says:

    I can only interpret dis to mean 2014 is his final hurrah—/- after that joba will close for a time

  10. Graig not Craig says:

    Mo has secretly cloned himself. Mo 2.0 will close for the Yankees beginning in 2014.

  11. Phil says:

    2013 Will be a joke as we watch some very good teams compete with good young talent.

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