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Wade_County
12-03-2010, 02:51 AM
Christian Red of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees have reached a two-year, $30 million contract with Mariano Rivera.
The deal is expected to be finalized on Friday night. Rivera was asking for a two-year contract worth around $18 million per season and came very close to getting what he wanted. The 41-year-old posted a fantastic 1.80 ERA and 0.83 WHIP along with 33 saves in 38 opportunities this past season.


Source: New York Daily News

D1JM
12-03-2010, 03:00 AM
damn 30 million. He still throws that same pitch that no one can hit, he deserves it

Cubsfan365
12-03-2010, 03:00 AM
It's ridiculous how much the Yankees overpay IMO

oak2455
12-03-2010, 03:10 AM
It's ridiculous how much the Yankees overpay IMO

For the best closer ok you make sense

Swishalicious
12-03-2010, 03:11 AM
It's ridiculous how much the Yankees overpay IMO

They weren't the top bidder this time... apparently Rivera took $2 million less a year and an entire year less by signing with the yankees (total of $21 million left on the table). So looks like that was his way of saying "loyalty discount"

TheGiantYankee
12-03-2010, 03:15 AM
It's ridiculous how much the Yankees overpay IMO

ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK.

Red sox offered him 3 years 17M per so you know nothing. If you think this is a bad deal thing you also are negated points.

redsox0717
12-03-2010, 03:18 AM
Word on the street is that the Red Sox were one of the teams to offer him a third year...but he declined. I didn't know there were still players in this league that value loyalty over dollars. Props to Mo.

SaltyLover
12-03-2010, 03:20 AM
^^ Joe Mauer

Hawkize31
12-03-2010, 03:26 AM
They'll pay 15 MM for 60 innings pitched a year, but they won't resign the SS who is and has been the face of their organization for the last decade+?

Reason number 234567 I don't like that franchise.

theslick1
12-03-2010, 03:34 AM
They'll pay 15 MM for 60 innings pitched a year, but they won't resign the SS who is and has been the face of their organization for the last decade+?

Reason number 234567 I don't like that franchise.

And if they resigned Jeter by giving him what he wanted, I'm sure that would have been reason number 234568 that you didn't like the Yankees.

jawjr13
12-03-2010, 03:41 AM
15 million a year for a closer is absurd, and thats stupid that it wasn't even the highest bid for him...a closer is important but someone that pitches one inning every few days should not get that much money

Swishalicious
12-03-2010, 04:44 AM
Word on the street is that the Red Sox were one of the teams to offer him a third year...but he declined. I didn't know there were still players in this league that value loyalty over dollars. Props to Mo.

Thank you for being a fair and balanced individual :)

cambovenzi
12-03-2010, 04:48 AM
Pretty good deal imo. I was expecting a bit more.

D1JM
12-03-2010, 05:40 AM
15 million a year for a closer is absurd, and thats stupid that it wasn't even the highest bid for him...a closer is important but someone that pitches one inning every few days should not get that much money

But a closer can make you lose so many games during the season, and let's not even talk about playoffs.

eXpLiiCt
12-03-2010, 08:19 AM
2 YEAR 30 MILLION FOR A OLD PITCHER LMFAO What they going to give jeter 5 years 150 mill

Sick Of It All
12-03-2010, 08:23 AM
He blew 5 games, he ain't that good.


Yes is sarcasm.

Pinstripe pride
12-03-2010, 09:52 AM
It's ridiculous how much the Yankees overpay IMO

ok, so are you now going to berate the teams that offered him more?........

Pinstripe pride
12-03-2010, 09:53 AM
They'll pay 15 MM for 60 innings pitched a year, but they won't resign the SS who is and has been the face of their organization for the last decade+?

Reason number 234567 I don't like that franchise.

and thats at least reaosn one why you clearly don't understand baseball

Pinstripe pride
12-03-2010, 09:54 AM
2 YEAR 30 MILLION FOR A OLD PITCHER LMFAO What they going to give jeter 5 years 150 mill

Mo has still been pitching at an elite level. jeter has not been playing at an elite level. i don't see who the 2 are related. Mo deserved what he got, he's easily still one of if not the best closers in baseball

The Jokemaker
12-03-2010, 10:09 AM
It's ridiculous how much the Yankees overpay IMO

it's ridiculous how many people say ignorant things without thinking first.


Great movie by the Yankees. Locked up the best closer in baseball at a fair deal. Can't ask for any more than that.

The Jokemaker
12-03-2010, 10:10 AM
ok, so are you now going to berate the teams that offered him more?........

No because those teams aren't named the Yankees therefore it's not cool to hate them.

D1JM
12-03-2010, 04:28 PM
it's ridiculous how many people say ignorant things without thinking first.


Great movie by the Yankees. Locked up the best closer in baseball at a fair deal. Can't ask for any more than that.

They made a movie :p

oak2455
12-03-2010, 04:52 PM
2 YEAR 30 MILLION FOR A OLD PITCHER LMFAO What they going to give jeter 5 years 150 mill

That old pitcher would look great closing for the Kittens......but hes old and still the BEST:clap:

The_Franchise13
12-03-2010, 04:55 PM
This is different from paying Jeter elite money. Mo is still actually Elite.

Good deal.

Mo taking less overall money and year to year dollars to stay with the Yanks? Props.

jawjr13
12-03-2010, 05:08 PM
But a closer can make you lose so many games during the season, and let's not even talk about playoffs.

yeah but if your other relievers can't make outs they probably won't stay on the team, while a closer should do it better i don't see it as that much better...i'm not saying a closer isn't important, i just don't think they're worth like 5x more than than other relief pitchers

NJBASEBALL22
12-03-2010, 05:15 PM
yeah but if your other relievers can't make outs they probably won't stay on the team, while a closer should do it better i don't see it as that much better...i'm not saying a closer isn't important, i just don't think they're worth like 5x more than than other relief pitchers

Most closers don't make 5X the money that relievers make but then again most closers aren't Mo.

dtmagnet
12-03-2010, 05:24 PM
Rivera still has it, considering how much money they have I guess this is a good deal.

dtmagnet
12-03-2010, 05:26 PM
Yankees fans you are too easy to troll lol....

Havoc Wreaker
12-03-2010, 05:34 PM
I can't believe I have actually seen people say this was a GOOD deal. Are you ****ing kidding me? 15 Mil a year for 70ish innings????

We all know he is good, but come on...

Hunter48MVP
12-03-2010, 05:34 PM
The Angels should have gotten him, but he was never going to leave the Yankees

netsgiantsyanks
12-03-2010, 05:37 PM
They'll pay 15 MM for 60 innings pitched a year, but they won't resign the SS who is and has been the face of their organization for the last decade+?

Reason number 234567 I don't like that franchise.

yeah, lets just throw money at jeter whos coming off his worst year of his career. and your acting like mariano isnt one of the faces of the franchise either.

and im curious, whats the other 234,566 reasons you dont like the yankees?? oh yeah, thats right, because theyre better than your team and have money to spend on players. dont hate, appreciate. :)

The_Mac22
12-03-2010, 05:39 PM
:sigh:

DodgersFanFor23
12-03-2010, 05:50 PM
Great closer

theslick1
12-03-2010, 05:53 PM
I can't believe I have actually seen people say this was a GOOD deal. Are you ****ing kidding me? 15 Mil a year for 70ish innings????

We all know he is good, but come on...

It's a good deal because other teams offered him more money and a longer term. He basically gave the Yankees a hometown discount.

Havoc Wreaker
12-03-2010, 05:58 PM
It's a good deal because other teams offered him more money and a longer term. He basically gave the Yankees a hometown discount.
Be that as it may, they still overpaid by about 5-6M (Assuming he keeps the greatness going). I mean, they do have the money to spend and all of that is fine but Jeez...

theslick1
12-03-2010, 06:05 PM
Be that as it may, they still overpaid by about 5-6M (Assuming he keeps the greatness going). I mean, they do have the money to spend and all of that is fine but Jeez...

They may have paid more than you think a closer should be paid, but they didn't overpay based on what he was actually worth in the free agent market. Value is based on what teams are willing to pay.

K-Rod makes 12M a year, Papelbon makes 11M a year. Rivera is better than either of them.

Jeter is a different story. They are definitely going to overpay in his case.

Hunter48MVP
12-03-2010, 06:10 PM
BOSTON -- The Red Sox offered reliever Mariano Rivera a two-year, $30 million deal and were prepared to non-tender closer Jonathan Papelbon, according to a baseball source with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/mlb/news/story?id=5879610

theslick1
12-03-2010, 06:12 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/mlb/news/story?id=5879610

Bet that makes Papelbon feel real good.

Havoc Wreaker
12-03-2010, 10:48 PM
They may have paid more than you think a closer should be paid, but they didn't overpay based on what he was actually worth in the free agent market. Value is based on what teams are willing to pay.

K-Rod makes 12M a year, Papelbon makes 11M a year. Rivera is better than either of them.

Jeter is a different story. They are definitely going to overpay in his case.
They may get overpaid, but that doesn't mean that's what they are worth. I'd rather rely on WAR (Yes, I know it's not Perfect) than on what other teams pay, to base what a player is or is not worth.

Mike Oxlong
12-03-2010, 10:52 PM
This is so good for baseball.

oak2455
12-03-2010, 11:03 PM
Or we couldve signed someone worse:eyebrow: