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Posted by: Patrick
Mo has spoken on Pettitte and HGH.

I am glad that he did that, maybe I would have done the same thing, God knows. I want to help the team as quick as I can," said Rivera, who said he has never thought of using HGH and admitted to being nave about baseball's drug culture. It was the wrong thing to do but I support Andy and the way he works and how hard he works. I am glad he said that. We all make mistakes. We don't point fingers at other people, I don't think like that. I love Andy and I support Andy's decision. The thing that I admire about him is that he came out and said he was sorry and that he did it."
Posted by: Patrick
The deal with Mo has finally been finalized. From the official site:

Rivera and the Yankees formally finalized a three-year agreement worth a reported $45 million on Monday. The pact will keep Rivera, a Yankee since 1995 and the most dominant postseason closer of all-time, in New York.

"It's great," Rivera said. "That's what I wanted. To me, it was important to finish with the Yankees, because that's the only team that I have played with. I wanted to wrap it up with the Yankees, and we were able to do it. The Yankees and I got to the agreement, and thank God it's done."

Glad it's finally done with. Welcome back, Mo.

And with that, the Bring Back Mo campaign comes to a close. For posterity, the page will still be there, of course. Thank you to everyone who supported it.
Posted by: Patrick
From MLB.com:

"Now is the chance to clean it up," Rivera said. "I heard the Commissioner say that he is going to do whatever it takes to do things right. If you're going to try to do things right, just clean it up for good. Start it now."

Rivera was a member of four Yankees World Series championship teams from 1996 through 2000, considered by many to be among the top dynasties in the sport's recent history. Even though the names of several teammates from those clubs surfaced in Thursday's release of the report, Rivera said that the Yankees' October achievements should not be suspect.

"I don't think so," Rivera said. "It was a lot of players involved in that. It's hard for baseball."
Posted by: Patrick
I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a happy holiday season and happy, healthy and successful 2008.

Thank you for visiting MarianoRivera.com.
Posted by: Patrick
Bryan Hoch reports that the Yankees have offered arbitration to Mo. This ensures that the Yanks will receive compensation, in the form of draft picks, should he leave for another team. Seemingly, though, it's little more than a formality, due to the fact that he is close to a deal with the team.