• Wright & Rivera

    Posted by on November 30th, 2012 · Comments (5)

    The Mets are giving David Wright a $122 million seven year extension. And, the Yankees resigned Mo Rivera for one year at $10 million (plus incentives).

    I think the Yankees are making a mistake to count on Rivera to close games in 2013. Yes, he’s a very special pitcher – one of the most unique in baseball history. But, given his age and the fact that he’s coming off a major injury, there’s a lot of risk there. It would not shock me to see Mariano pitch well, when he’s out there – but, also spend significant periods of time on the disabled list next season. Then again, the Yankees probably think they have insurance with David Aardsma – knowing how Brian Cashman operates.

    The Wright deal with the Mets is interesting. What are the odds that he finishes all of those years in Flushing? There’s never been a “star” Mets player to spend his entire career with the team, has there? Can David be the first one?

    Comments on Wright & Rivera

    1. MJ Recanati
      November 30th, 2012 | 10:34 am

      Wright turns 30 in three weeks and I don’t see the Mets having the pieces in place to contend before 2016 when he’ll be 33. Why pay Wright for the next three seasons while the team will be terrible? It’s not like fans rewarded the Mets with their attendance the last two seasons so there’s no reason to expect that attendance will improve over the next three years as the team continues to bottom out.

      Also, talk about an owner that is completely immersed in self-delusion. Fred Wilpon needs to accept that Bernie Madoff cleaned him out and just sell the team.

    2. November 30th, 2012 | 11:14 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      I think Wilpon is dreaming on the area around Citi Field becoming a cash cow for him and bailing him out.

      http://observer.com/2012/06/metlandia-related-and-wilpons-score-a-bigger-than-predicted-willets-point-development/

    3. redbug
      November 30th, 2012 | 2:19 pm

      I think Mo will be fine. I have learned not to doubt him. Each year I think there’s no way he can be as good as he was the year before. Each year he proves me wrong. Look at 2011. It was one of his best.

      Sure the time is coming when he won’t have it any more. They do have a good bullpen. Maybe someone (Robertson?) will step up when the time comes. Mo’s not replaceable. We will have to settle for someone who will step up and be more than adequate – just like happens for most good teams.

    4. Raf
      November 30th, 2012 | 3:58 pm

      There were a bunch of closers that went down last season. They were all replaced. The same will happen if Rivera goes down or is otherwise ineffective next season.

    5. MJ Recanati
      November 30th, 2012 | 5:32 pm

      Raf wrote:

      There were a bunch of closers that went down last season. They were all replaced. The same will happen if Rivera goes down or is otherwise ineffective next season.

      This.

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