March 9, 2010

Jeter and Rivera are all-time Yankees

The day Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera sign with a team not named the Yankees is the same day I stop liking the Yankees.

I’m serious.

After reading another announcement from ESPN, and a text message alert, I’ve really lost it. It shows how stupid the Steinbrenners’ no extension policy is on multiple levels.

First, as I said, there’s no chance Jeter and Rivera sign with other teams after this year. If the Yankees don’t re-sign both of them, the entire city of New York will storm the stadium gates calling for George Steinbrenner’s head.

The other reason is because the media is actually making this seem like a big deal, and it’s going to be a distraction this year.

All throughout last year there were questions regarding expected free agents Hideki Matsui and Johnny Damon. But they weren’t the faces of the franchise. Jeter and Rivera are, and don’t deserve to hear the same malarkey.

The question surrounding Jeter and Rivera isn’t “will they be re-signed?” It’s for how many years will they be re-signed?

Get it? Good.

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