Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Mariano Rivera re-signed by Yankees

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Amarillo,Texas
    Posts
    4,359

    Mariano Rivera re-signed by Yankees

    Mariano Rivera has agreed to accept the Yankees' three-year, $45 million offer, according to a friend who spoke with Mo today.

    Last night, Rivera returned from giving baseball clinics in the Dominican Republic. He told the friend that he intended to sign when he returned, but that Hank Steinbrenner's comments about his age might have caused some hard feelings that led to a week of speculation about Rivera's pinstriped future.

    Either way, Rivera would have returned to the Yankees. "He would have taken two years and an option,'' the firend said, adding that Rivera did not really want a fourth year. Perhaps that was meant to make the Yankees uncomfortable for Steinbrenner's remarks about his age.

    Whatever the case, Rivera is back. Now, if only Andy Pettitte would make up his mind....

    So Cordero is now the best available relief pitcher. It would be nice if the Reds could pick him up. It looks like the Yankees overpaid for Rivera.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    The Future GoReds33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    2,463

    Re: Mariano Rivera re-signed by Yankees

    This is good news for the Yankees. It doesn't mean much to the Reds though. They wouldn't have had a shot with him.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
    -LTlabner

  4. #3
    Senor Votto Degenerate39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    7,915

    Re: Mariano Rivera re-signed by Yankees

    I love that the Yankees are paying so much money for these old guys.
    Most Vottomatic Player

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,608

    Re: Mariano Rivera re-signed by Yankees

    Why do the Yankees overpay for everyone? It doesnt make any sense, the are basically bidding against themselves for ARod and Posada and they still grossly over pay.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

  6. #5
    always ask questions bigredmechanism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    2,235

    Re: Mariano Rivera re-signed by Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    It looks like the Yankees overpaid for Rivera.
    Understatement of the month. I know the guy is one of the best, if not the best, relief pitchers in history, but he is getting old. i dont like hank, personally; think hes a spoiled brat. however, hes absolutely right to say that, just showed he has no stones by signing him for 4 yrs. by the 3rd or 4th year in that contract, hes gonna be a virtually average pitcher. his cut fastbal already is long speed, and guys who shouldnt be have been catching up to it (scuttaro, anyone?) its gonna be like jason giambi, lol paying crazy money for a mediocre player. i love it.

  7. #6
    Member durl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashvull
    Posts
    1,749

    Re: Mariano Rivera re-signed by Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Why do the Yankees overpay for everyone? It doesnt make any sense, the are basically bidding against themselves for ARod and Posada and they still grossly over pay.
    I think it's because they can. Their baseball operations actually loses enough money each year equal to the total payroll of several individual teams. Their YES network generates tons of revenue and more than compensates for those losses.

    There are benefits to being in the biggest media market in the US.

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,608

    Re: Mariano Rivera re-signed by Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by durl View Post
    I think it's because they can. Their baseball operations actually loses enough money each year equal to the total payroll of several individual teams. Their YES network generates tons of revenue and more than compensates for those losses.

    There are benefits to being in the biggest media market in the US.
    Still doesnt make any sense to me. It seems that the Yankees could sign guys for less for a chance to win. Just because you can is not a good enough reason.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

  9. #8
    Quiet Reverence Vada Pinson Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    800

    Re: Mariano Rivera re-signed by Yankees

    I didn't see Mariano Rivera going anywhere else. Just posturing on his and his agent's part.
    Same with Posada. They're Yankees until they retire.

  10. #9
    The Future GoReds33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    2,463

    Re: Mariano Rivera re-signed by Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by Vada Pinson Fan View Post
    I didn't see Mariano Rivera going anywhere else. Just posturing on his and his agent's part.
    Same with Posada. They're Yankees until they retire.
    Would you say that this was what ARod was trying to do aswell? That's what I think. I think he had it in his mind to stay a Yankee. Who would want to leave? I know I would love my face plastered on the back pages everyday.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
    -LTlabner


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25