Once a major strength for the Yankees, the 2003 incarnation of the bullpen was a disaster. Major…
Yankees Working On Re-Signing Rivera
Rivera is entering the final season of a four-year, $39.9 million contract and is seeking a four-year extension.
The bar, however, has changed since Rivera last was at the bargaining table.
Considering the Dodgers' Eric Gagne, who converted 55 straight save opportunities, was seeking $8 million and settled for $5 million in arbitration, it's not inconceivable the parameters could range between $18 million and $24 million.
The Yankees are inclined to counter with three years and an option.
General manager Brian Cashman wouldn't say there's a timetable to sign Rivera before the end of spring training, but he made it clear retaining the closer was a priority.
Rivera flexed his arm and said "everything is good," and when a reporter pointed to his head and asked how he was doing mentally, he said, "great."
At 34, it's conceivable this could be Rivera's final contract.
"I think we can get to an agreement on an extension," Rivera said. "I want to remain a Yankee."
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