Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Mariano Hasn't Responded to 3/$39M
SI.com is reporting that closer Mariano Rivera has not responded to a 3-year $39M contract the New York Yankees have offered him. Seems like a very generous deal for Mariano, who is 38-years old and didn't have a Rivera-like 2007.
Seems like the Yankees are just trying to keep some names around, as they will struggle to find an identity without Alex Rodriguez and Joe Torre. I would think Mariano would be quite foolish to turn down this contract unless he can get the exact same amount on another team, which is highly doubtful.