Rivera said he wanted Joe Torre to return and that having a new manager would impact his decision whether to return to the Yankees. How much?
“It would be a big (percentage),” he said.
Rivera remains peeved that the Yankees were unwilling to extend him in spring training. “The Yankees had an opportunity and they did nothing with it,” he said.
But he also said he would listen to what the team had to offer before he entered free agency.
Here is the audio. You’ll get a good sense of what kind of guy Mo is when you listen:
After he got done with the interview, Mo jokingly told us to visit his restaurant in New Rochelle and spend some money. “I don’t have a job,” he said.