ESPN - reports that Rivera has accepted the 3-year $45 million offer from the Yanks.
I think he caved to soon. As I stated in my initial post, if you offer Lowell and Posada 4 years there should have been a way to add a 4th for Rivera.
For you clowns that question the sanity of a 4 year offer to a player that is 38 here is what I say in reply: While still more of an exception than a rule for everyday players to be going in their 40s (absent the clear and the cream anyway), it is not uncommon for pitchers to still be throwing effectively at that age. Kenny Rogers, Greg Maddux, Trevor Hoffman, Roger Clemens, David Wells, and John Smoltz are all north of 40, they pitch better than most, and with the exception of Smoltz would be willing to argue that Mo is a better athlete than everyone of them.
Regardless whether or not a 4th year would've made sense, it just doesn't matter anymore as we now know that he has accepted the deal that was on the table and that the Yanks are better with him than without him.
Hot Stove: I mentioned this earlier last week, and found a report repeating it so I think it is worth while to say it again: Yanks offering Hughes, Cabrera, and Duncan for Santana - Twins want Chamberlain instead of Hughes in that mix.
How much is Santana really worth?