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?