• Mo Suitors?

    Posted by on November 30th, 2010 · Comments (5)

    The Rangers have an interest in Andy Pettitte?  The Giants have called Derek Jeter’s agent?  How long until we start hearing that teams are contacting Mo Rivera?

    Comments on Mo Suitors?

    1. Corey Italiano
      November 30th, 2010 | 9:53 am
    2. MJ Recanati
      November 30th, 2010 | 9:56 am

      Of the three, Rivera is the only one that would actually draw serious interest from other clubs (although I assume that no other club wants to pay a closer $15M/season). Rivera’s salary demands notwithstanding, he’s still an attractive free agent and other teams would be wise to look in on him. For the other two:

      Pettitte is either coming back to the Yankees or retiring.

      Jeter is either coming back to the Yankees or signing elsewhere for 60-70% of what the Yankees offered him.

    3. nettles
      November 30th, 2010 | 11:24 am

      Everything comes to an end eventually. As much as these guys have done for the Yankees, I think the worst thing the Yankees can do is pay for past performances instead of present abilities. I still have the Yanks teams of the 80s (and the early part of this decade, too) burned into my memory chips, where aging veterans came to the Bronx Retirement Home and cashed fat paychecks based on the way they played 10 years ago. Meanwhile, our farm system languished. Pathetic and short-sighted.

      I say pay Mo what he wants in a two-year deal. And I’m hoping Andy can come back for one more season. But if Jeter thinks he’s worth more than $45 million/3 yrs. on the open market, then I say “Vaya con dios, amigo” and show him the door.

    4. MJ Recanati
      November 30th, 2010 | 11:37 am

      According to this (link below), the Yanks are closing in on signing Rivera. Although it’s never a done deal until the papers are signed by both parties, it does seem like Rivera won’t get the chance to do the mating dance with other suitors and that he’ll re-sign in the Bronx.

      http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/40425259/ns/sports-player_news/

    5. Raf
      November 30th, 2010 | 11:43 am

      nettles wrote:

      I still have the Yanks teams of the 80s (and the early part of this decade, too) burned into my memory chips, where aging veterans came to the Bronx Retirement Home and cashed fat paychecks based on the way they played 10 years ago. Meanwhile, our farm system languished. Pathetic and short-sighted.

      The problem was a combination of collusion and a series of dumb moves, when the wheels finally fell off in 1990. Even when they “returned to glory” they were still active in the FA market, signing players like Key, Rogers, Gallego, Owen, Tartabull, Boggs, Duncan, Fernandez, Stanley, etc, etc, etc. They were able to take on salaries like Fielder, Cone, Martinez, Wetteland, McDowell, Mulholland, Assenmacher, etc, etc, etc.

      While the farm system was productive, much of what propelled the Yankees were guys who were acquired with Yankee $$.

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