November 19, 2010

Yankees contract negotiation updates: Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter

Jon Heyman’s Twitter feed has the updates. First he reported the Yankees plan to offer Derek Jeter a three-year, $45 million offer. Then an hour later he tweeted Mariano Rivera “told friends” he wants a two-year deal from the Yankees.

This was the first time Rivera has spoken up about his contract. But Heyman’s report on Jeter is contrary to Wallace Matthews’ report from Wednesday, which said the Yankees would “sign off” on a three-year, $63 million deal for Jeter if they could.

I’ll trust the latest report.

As for Rivera, I don’t think a two-year deal is unreasonable. I’d prefer a one-year deal with a club option, but he’s Mo. Give the man what he wants.

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