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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rivera meeting with Yankees in Tampa

From the Daily News:

A deal to bring Mariano Rivera back to the Bronx may be in the works, as the All-Star closer and his agent are meeting with the Yankees Tuesday at Legends Field.

Fernando Cuza, who represents Rivera, showed up at the Yankees' spring ballpark around 11:45 a.m., accompanied by two of his associates. Ten minutes later, Rivera arrived by himself in a black Mercedes.

When asked if he was meeting with the Yankees, Rivera said, "Yeah. We have to see something." Rivera declined further comment, telling reporters he would elaborate on his way out of the ballpark.

Rivera was one of five Yankees to file for free agency on Monday, the first day players were allowed to do so. The Yankees are expected to offer Rivera a three-year deal worth approximately $40 million. (New York Daily News)

I would've offered two years with an option for a third year myself, but the Yankees can't let Rivera walk. He may have lost a few miles per hour off of his cutter, but he is still one of the best closers in baseball. How he is in the second and third years of this contract (if this report is accurate), however, remains to be seen.


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