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Hunter48MVP
11-03-2012, 03:34 PM
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has informed the team he intends to pitch next season, general manager Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand on Saturday.

"He wants to play again," said Cashman, who was informed by the reliever of his decision Friday. "I'll work with his agent, Fernando Cuza, on the details of a contract."

After he crumbled to the turf and tore his ACL in Kansas City in early May, Rivera vowed he would return in 2013.

"I'm coming back," an emotional Rivera said in Kansas City a day after the injury. "Put it down. Write it down in big letters. I ain't going down like this."

The negotiations for a new contract could be a bit complicated. Rivera made $15 million last season, but even with the front office's utmost respect for him, it is unclear what it will offer him considering he would be returning after a season in which he pitched in only nine games.

In Rivera's place this past season, Rafael Soriano thrived as the Yankees' closer, converting 42-of-46 save chances. Soriano could opt out of the final season of his contract. Soriano's agent, Scott Boras, hinted that Soriano would choose free agency but said a final decision had not been made.

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/8588075/mariano-rivera-tells-new-york-yankees-return-2013

MetsFanatic19
11-03-2012, 03:50 PM
No big surprise here. He said he wasn't going to go out like that when he got hurt (Wow, I didn't read the article. This kind of makes me look stupid lol). I expect him to be around 2 or 3 more years, or whenever the Yankees win their next championship.

Yankee Clipper
11-03-2012, 03:52 PM
:)

Yankees90.
11-03-2012, 03:59 PM
Swan song year.

More-Than-Most
11-03-2012, 04:02 PM
his contract is pretty big...of course he is coming back

85BearsDefense
11-03-2012, 04:13 PM
Good call by Mo.

85BearsDefense
11-03-2012, 04:13 PM
Also major sigh of relief for Yankee fans.

JdKing7
11-03-2012, 04:21 PM
I knew Mo wouldn't go out like that.

Yankee Clipper
11-03-2012, 04:24 PM
his contract is pretty big...of course he is coming back

He's a free agent, so they will need to re-sign him to a new deal.

JdKing7
11-03-2012, 04:37 PM
his contract is pretty big...of course he is coming back

He doesn't have a contract...He's a free agent so it'll be interesting tonsee how much he wants an how much the Yanks will give him.

HowFit
11-03-2012, 05:02 PM
Good to see him come back for least one more year...

metswon69
11-03-2012, 05:08 PM
I am sure he will get his full 15 million considering Soriano will be gone most likely.

Yankee Clipper
11-03-2012, 05:11 PM
I am sure he will get his full 15 million considering Soriano will be gone most likely.

He definitely will be now.

knicks=love
11-03-2012, 08:44 PM
:jumpy:

Fly
11-04-2012, 09:27 AM
I don't think there's anything to be worried about as a Yankees fan. He'll definitely re-sign with the Yankees.

MetsLegacy
11-04-2012, 12:52 PM
I don't think there's anything to be worried about as a Yankees fan. He'll definitely re-sign with the Yankees.

Yeah, I don't think that was in question. More so just the dollar amount.

xxplayerxx23
11-04-2012, 12:57 PM
:dance:

Leandres_sf
11-04-2012, 01:59 PM
One of the best remains in the game, not really surprised he's coming back, a guy like Rivera doesn't want to bow out like that.

R. Johnson#3
11-04-2012, 10:25 PM
As much as I hate him, it's never good to see a career end with an injury. I hope he can still pitch.

YEDN90
11-04-2012, 10:47 PM
Truly going to be a sad day when he does finally call it quits.

RonE Coleman
11-05-2012, 04:15 AM
As much as I hate him, it's never good to see a career end with an injury. I hope he can still pitch.

How could you possibly hate him?

More-Than-Most
11-05-2012, 04:38 AM
He's a free agent, so they will need to re-sign him to a new deal.

Lol I got him and Jeter confused.

Pinstripe pride
11-05-2012, 10:46 AM
thank god

todu82
11-06-2012, 10:41 AM
No surprise here. Rivera seems like the type of player that wouldn't want to retire because of injury.

MetsFanatic19
11-06-2012, 11:09 AM
I don't think he'll be shagging BP fly balls as often anymore now.

Pinstripe pride
11-07-2012, 09:50 AM
I don't think he'll be shagging BP fly balls as often anymore now.

still can't beleieve thats how he did it in the first place

psp66
11-07-2012, 10:32 AM
his contract is pretty big...of course he is coming back

he is a free agent,he has no contract,post your comments with facts!!!

psp66
11-07-2012, 10:41 AM
thank god

my list--yankees,redsox,blue jays,rays,orioles,tigers,whitesox,royals,indians,a ngels,a's,astros,mets,phillies,cardinals,cubs,dodg ers,giants,padres,diamondbacks,rockies

the yankees,tigers,astros,mets,phillies,padres i saw im there old stadiums while the giants i seen in candlestick and pac bell

Halladay
11-07-2012, 10:46 AM
How could you possibly hate him?

He's the best closer of all time who pitches in our division. Are we supposed to like him?

Johann
11-07-2012, 01:36 PM
my list--yankees,redsox,blue jays,rays,orioles,tigers,whitesox,royals,indians,a ngels,a's,astros,mets,phillies,cardinals,cubs,dodg ers,giants,padres,diamondbacks,rockies

the yankees,tigers,astros,mets,phillies,padres i saw im there old stadiums while the giants i seen in candlestick and pac bell

lmao :laugh2:

It's a good thing people like you can't make sigs yet...

Johann
11-07-2012, 01:38 PM
And I'm glad he's coming back to the Blue Jays!

SpecialFNK
11-07-2012, 03:44 PM
if Rivera is coming back, it wont be for the money he likely is going to want.


According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Yankees are expected to ask Mariano Rivera to take a "significant paycut" as part of a new contract.
Rivera made $15 million this season, but estimates for a new offer are closer to a $10 million base salary which would likely include incentives to boost his pay. The thought is that the Yankees have leverage, as the 42-year-old right-hander is coming off knee surgery and won't pitch anywhere else.
he's been a Yankee all his career, but any chance he says screw taking a pay cut, and he could decide to go elsewhere?

R. Johnson#3
11-07-2012, 07:05 PM
How could you possibly hate him?

................Really?