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Rivera to return in 2013

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 03, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mariano Rivera wants to pitch again.

As first reported by Erik Boland, Rivera informed general manager Brian Cashman that he wants to pitch next year, and the two sides will begin working on the details of a contract to make that happen.

“Mo called me yesterday and said he wants to pitch again in 2013,” Cashman said in a brief phone conversation. “So me and (agent) Fernando Cuza will bang out the details.”

Cashman would not speculate on whether negotiations will be quick and easy or long and complicated.

“I don’t anticipate anything either way,” Cashman said.

No surprise, but Cashman said he has not heard any response to the Yankees three qualifying offers, and he doesn’t expect to hear anything until the end of the week when Hiroki Kuroda, Rafael Soriano and Nick Swisher have to make a decision.

 
 

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60 Responses to “Rivera to return in 2013”

  1. J. Alfred Prufrock November 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Mariano Rivera wants to pitch again.

    Verbum Dòmini.

    Deo gratias.

  2. theREALkevin November 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    So off base saying the Yankees already have BJ Upton in Curtis Granderson. #1- BJ Upton is significantly younger than Granderson. Basically 4 years in baseball terms. Huge. #2- Since he’s younger, Upton still has upside and could improve with the Yanks. #3- Upton steals way more bases than Granderson. Much bigger threat on the base paths. #4- Upton is a better defender. Although he’s not amazing, his routes sometimes aren’t the best, he still covers more ground than Granderson. Upton also has the superior arm.

    So, yeah, no. I’d rather have Upton going forward over Granderson and it’s not even close.

  3. hardwired7 November 3rd, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    He’s had a year off to refresh that arm. Time for another ridiculous WHIP season from the G.O.A.T.

  4. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Posted 23 min ago on facebook and Mo already has 23,220 likes. Good news travels fast! :)

  5. Against All Odds November 3rd, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Odds, north central NJ, out in the country, so many trees down, so a lot of damage. Our town has 25% power. I doubt the rest will be back up for another week, but I’ll go back to vote on Tuesday and see what is up. We stayed in the house for a couple of days until it got too cold. There are still a lot of power lines down, and no Jersey power and light trucks anywhere to be seen, so no one knows which wires are dangerous. A lot of people are trapped in their houses still without power, until JCPL comes and removes potentially dangerous wires. We were lucky we could leave.

    ——————–

    Yes very lucky indeed to make it through YF. Can’t believe some ppl are still trapped in their house. Is it one of those things that workers have been notified and are just working their way toward that area or are they not aware at all?

  6. Bronx Jeers November 3rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Yeah baby!

    Awesome news.

  7. austinmac November 3rd, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Shame, welcome back. Their was far too little greed demonstrated in your absence.

  8. J. Alfred Prufrock November 3rd, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Odds,

    Glad you’re safe, pal. I’m already in touch with some here. Everybody else, godspeed and good to hear the ones who have declared themselves well, post-storm.

  9. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Odds, are you in the NY metro area?

    Seems that they are debating which county should cover the area, even though it is distinctly in one specific county. Some union issue is involved, as well. I am not sure of the exact details, as I have only heard them secondhand. Hopefully, the situation will improve. I am concerned about people up in the hillier areas if they are still homebound, and then we get snow on Wed. Fingers crossed that things get better.

  10. J. Alfred Prufrock November 3rd, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Posted 23 min ago on facebook and Mo already has 23,220 likes.
    ///

    Over a thousand per minute? That feels right :D .

  11. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Pruf, good to see Nassau Street up and running. Bet you’re making use of Small World, at a time like this. We tried to get into a weeklong sublet thereabouts, but everything was either inaccessible or sold out. Amen, about Mo.

  12. MTU November 3rd, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    YF-

    Glad you checked in and are safe.

    Sister and Mother are both in E. Brunswick.

    No power. Just like you.

    They had to move in w relatives in Morristown.

    Shame-

    Welcome back.

    Glad you’re getting back to normal.

  13. MTU November 3rd, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Not surprised at all that Mo wants to give it another go.

    I expect AP does too.

    :)

  14. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    MTU, thanks! Let me know if they need anything. I should be back in the north on Tuesday to vote, and we can get to Morristown if need be. You have my email.

  15. J. Alfred Prufrock November 3rd, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    YF, I’m returning to Princeton on Monday. Yes, Small World up and so is Manny’s place. Route 1 has big-time outages. Whole Foods, though, apparently never lost power, but Staples and Tiger Noodles in same mall did and much else along the way is down. If you’re heading there at all, Alexander has down trees and blocks the way south of Princeton. 206-202 though is clear, as far as I know.

  16. MTU November 3rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Thank you YF. Very kind.

    Hope that ankle is feeling better.

  17. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    MTU, AP does indeed. He has the heart of a Yankee. :)

  18. Tyler November 3rd, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Eh, I guess the Yanks can find a spot for this Rivera guy ;)

  19. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    MTU, I am crutching around pretty well. That darn walking boot is indestructible. Thanks for asking.

    Pruf, good to hear. I may come to Princeton midweek. I have work down there, but hear there is a potential Nor’Easter in the mix for Wed/Thurs. So, I am concerned. Praying for it to be mild. I don’t think people can take much more water or cold.

  20. MTU November 3rd, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Will Mo give the Yanks a discount due to the injury ?

    Will their be any performance clauses included this time ?

    Or do rules like that simply not apply to his Mo-Ness ?

  21. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    A’s re-signed Bartolo, so I guess they aren’t too concerned about faux mlb morality. I’d love someone to follow suit. ;)

  22. J. Alfred Prufrock November 3rd, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    A’s re-signed Bartolo, so I guess they aren’t too concerned about faux mlb morality. I’d love someone to follow suit. ;)
    ///

    The Jahnkees….? With…the Melkito? ;)

  23. tucker November 3rd, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Wonder if the A’s signing Bartolo makes it more likely the Giants take a run at Melky. Though there were some bruised feelings in the clubhouse when he left.

    Glad you all made it through the storm OK. This time of year is the sweet spot for living in Arizona. No major storms, earthquakes are rare, etc. Just have to endure four consecutive months when the temps are usually past 100.

  24. Against All Odds November 3rd, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock November 3rd, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Odds,

    Glad you’re safe, pal. I’m already in touch with some here. Everybody else, godspeed and good to hear the ones who have declared themselves well, post-storm.

    ——————

    Thanks JAP. I appreciate it.

  25. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    MTU, you know the answer to that question…

    Pruf, si, si!

    Anyone know what the NFL games tomorrow at 1 and 4PM are in Philly area?

  26. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Odds, where do you live? Were you affected?

  27. Against All Odds November 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Odds, are you in the NY metro area?

    Seems that they are debating which county should cover the area, even though it is distinctly in one specific county. Some union issue is involved, as well. I am not sure of the exact details, as I have only heard them secondhand. Hopefully, the situation will improve. I am concerned about people up in the hillier areas if they are still homebound, and then we get snow on Wed. Fingers crossed that things get better.

    —————

    Yes I live in Brooklyn NY. My area didn’t get hit hard but some areas had big damages done by trees.

    SMH there is always some red tape issue when it comes to things like that. They should just push it aside and help ppl that need the help

    Hopefully the snow storm isn’t too bad. There is suppose to be strong winds as well.

  28. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks, tucker. Send some Arizona sun rays our way. We can use them.

  29. Against All Odds November 3rd, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Odds, where do you live? Were you affected?

    —————–

    Just a lot of tree branches on the ground. My home didn’t flood.

  30. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Good to hear you weren’t hit hard, Odds. The building of one of my friends who lives in Brighton Beach was totally destroyed from the 2nd floor down. Luckily, he lived on the fourth floor, but they aren’t sure if the building will be viable going forward.

    The strong winds concern me too, because there are likely tree roots that have been loosened and so many trees that are precariously standing. Not sure where to be on Wed. if this thing hits. Never thought I would see the day when I am afraid to be around tall, beautiful trees.

  31. MTU November 3rd, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    YF-

    We’ll include some Utah Sun too to go with Tucker’s AZ. Sun.

    That should take care of the problem.

    Let me know if you need any beach sand.

    :)

  32. Against All Odds November 3rd, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Good to hear you weren’t hit hard, Odds. The building of one of my friends who lives in Brighton Beach was totally destroyed from the 2nd floor down. Luckily, he lived on the fourth floor, but they aren’t sure if the building will be viable going forward.

    The strong winds concern me too, because there are likely tree roots that have been loosened and so many trees that are precariously standing. Not sure where to be on Wed. if this thing hits. Never thought I would see the day when I am afraid to be around tall, beautiful trees.

    ———————-

    I was fortunate but sadly not everyone was. I have friends in Queens going through a tough time right now. It’s sad to hear these stories especially in the Tri-State Area.

    Good point about the roots being loose. This could definitely lead to more problems.

  33. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    tucker, are you attending Rising Stars game?

    MTU, we can use a little of both, for sure. :)

  34. DaSaint007 November 3rd, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Good to hear that many of you are ok. It’s very windy out, making some of the damaged structures more vulnerable. And I’m hearing about a smaller storm Due Wed. Glad that damned marathon was postponed, as resources are needed everywhere. We’ve already teamed with others in the industry to perform structural inspections for those in need.

  35. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    DaSaint, good to hear you too are OK and part of the recovery. True, shaky structures will be at risk. Sounds like they are not sure what kind of storm it will be on Wed, but wind is a concern.

    Odds, Queens by the water? Or more tree issues? The big thing where we are is the very old trees all coming down. My neighborhood looks like a war zone. Just huge chunks of earth pulled out of the land in every yard house after house where big trees were felled. It’s surreal.

  36. Shame Spencer November 3rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I’m sad to hear so many people are expressing that there was a lack of greed on the blog in my absence… we must ban together during these uncertain times, people.

    So… on that note, I’m glad to see Mo waited until Sori opted out, and hope he asks to be paid in solid gold rosary beads or something equally ridiculous, yet expensive.

  37. Tar November 3rd, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Great to see everyone reporting in and most importantly being ok. Twice over the last week I’ve noticed convoys of power trucks on the highway heading north. Hopefully they give you guys some relief soon.

    Never thought I would see the day when I am afraid to be around tall, beautiful trees.”

    YF

    :sad: Like you I really love trees. But you’re absolutely right a water logged ground makes them much more susceptible to high winds.

  38. The Return of Stoneburner November 3rd, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Great preliminary news about Mo – now hopefully next are Kuroda and Pettitte – - – -

  39. The Return of Stoneburner November 3rd, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Congrats Montgomery, Adams, and Romine – - – - -

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....ers-names/

  40. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    tree huggers unite….free brett!

  41. The Return of Stoneburner November 3rd, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    So Mo is coming back in 2013. One of the few times when increasing your team’s average age is a good thing. #Legend

  42. The Return of Stoneburner November 3rd, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    @sjm_19 Would it be good to get younger? Sure. But if Hunter takes a one year deal that’s a pretty good player for a short term deal.

  43. The Return of Stoneburner November 3rd, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Follow

    Yankeesource
    ?@YankeeSource
    @sjm_19 If he continues to tear up the minors, Austin has a good shot.

  44. tucker November 3rd, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    YF, I hope to make it out to the game tonight. Tickets are inexpensive and seats are plentiful.

  45. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  46. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  47. PacoDooley November 3rd, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Amazing to see how few qualifying offers were made. One-third of all qualifying offers were to Yankees (looks like there were only 9 overall.

    Great way for the Yankees to get some extra talent in the draft.

    Any know why Greinke didn’t get a qualifying offer?

  48. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  49. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Greinke’s not eligible because he wasn’t with Angels for the full season, and they can’t get a compensatory pick.

  50. 4 NYY November 3rd, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Mo has our back !

  51. blake November 3rd, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    “Amazing to see how few qualifying offers were made. One-third of all qualifying offers were to Yankees (looks like there were only 9 overall.”

    Yea I posted yesterday that this is one new rule the Yanks could benefit from as they are one of the few teams that can risk offering 13+ million bucks to non star players…..

    The issue obviously will be the new luxury tax cap next year that may prevent the Yanks from doin what they did this year again….if they are close to 189 they may not be willing to make multiple qualifying offers to players because they might accept and take them over the limit

  52. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    tucker, good for you. Enjoy! I look forward to a report; I doubt I can watch the game from where I am. :(

    Hi, Tar. :) Good to hear that power trucks are en route. The more the merrier.

  53. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ure=relmfu

  54. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  55. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ure=relmfu

  56. PacoDooley November 3rd, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    Greinke’s not eligible because he wasn’t with Angels for the full season, and they can’t get a compensatory pick.
    ——————————

    Ah, right, if course. Totally forgot that part of the rule.

    I personally, hope Soriano leaves and they net a pick for him. I would love to see Swisher accept the offer, but that is not going to happen. I assume Kuroda will take it, so they will net two picks

  57. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if79C_aN3ps

  58. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  59. Duh Innings II November 3rd, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    2013 Yankees

    Bullpen:

    Rivera
    Robertson
    Aardsma
    Logan
    Rapada
    Chamberlain
    Eppley

    Rotation:

    Sabathia
    Kuroda re-signed for 2013 only
    Hughes in his walk year
    Pettitte re-signed for 2013 only
    Nova, Phelps, or Warren

    Bench (all re-signed for 2013 only):

    Stewart (Backup C)
    Chavez (Backup 1B/3B)
    Nix (Backup 2B/SS)
    Dickerson (Backup LF/CF, Pinch Runner)

    Starting Nine / Batting Order:

    Jeter SS in a possible / most likely walk year as I don’t see him exercising his $8M player’s option for 2014
    Melky Cabrera RF signed for 2013 only
    Cano 2B in his walk year
    Teixiera 1B
    Torii Hunter DH/Backup RF signed for 2013 only
    Granderson LF in his walk year
    Pierzynski C signed for 2013 only
    Rodriguez 3B
    Gardner CF

    Everyone save Sabathia, Teixiera, and Rodriguez (the only Yankees signed beyond 2013) could be let go after 2013 (no letting go of the players under control like the bullpen save Rivera and maybe Aardsma if he’s under control, Nova, Phelps, Warren, and Gardner.)

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 7th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

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