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Posted by: Patrick
A January meet and greet for two with Mariano Rivera is one of many items available in a 95.5 WPLJ charity auction that will benefit the Blythedale Children's Hospital. You have to act fast, though, the online portion of the auction has changed and all that remains is a telephone auction between 6 and 9:45 AM on Tuesday, December 21.

Thanks anonymous for the tip.
Posted by: Patrick
We're nearing the end of 2010 and so I wanted to take a moment to wish you a happy holiday season and a happy, healthy and successful 2011!

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who supports this site. This includes everyone who appreciates what we do, regularly reads the site and subscribes, everyone who comments thoughtfully and everyone who shares the site with their friends. I really appreciate you.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Patrick
Posted by: Patrick
With the contract done, Anthony McCarron of the Daily News chatted with Mo about his future. Mo said that these might be his last two years.

"Maybe," he said, when asked further. "I don't know. I've been saying it since 2000, I think, you know? But I'm glad everything went fine and that everything got done."

I don't think there is anyone out there who doesn't understand that, sooner or later, he will have to retire and that time will come sooner, rather than later. But, like always, it appears he'll pitch until he is no longer effective at a level he expects. For the time being, we'll enjoy watching him pitch.
Posted by: David
Mariano Rivera is on the verge of signing a two year - $30 million contract with the Yankees. Yahoo.com Sports reported that three other teams including the Red Sox and Angels were prepared to offer Rivera a three year contract.

I don't think any real Yankee fan ever feared that Mo would go somewhere else, but at least now we can all exhale.

Posted by: Patrick
According to reports by Andrew Marchand of ESPN and Christian Red of the New York Daily News that cite anonymous sources, the Yankees and Mariano Rivera are close on a deal that would pay the closer $30 million over 2 years.

The $15 million average per year would match the amount he received in his last contract, a three year deal signed before the 2008 season.

The New York Times sounds slightly less optimistic than the other two reports. Their source says that the deal may take "several more days."

The Times source also indicated that the Red Sox have offered Mo two years and at least one team has offered him a three year deal. The Daily News and their source say that the three year deal would also have included a raise above the $15 million per year.