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Yankees want Rivera to take smaller deal

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08:13 AM ET 11.08 | After Derek Jeter and the Yankees agreed to a three-year, $45-million extension, the star shortstop later said he was "angry" with how things went. For someone who hates controversy more than he hates sitting out a ballgame, this was a 10.0 on the Jeter Richter Scale. A friend of general manager Brian Cashman, Jeter's primary nemesis in the negotiations, laughed afterward. "I bet that bothered Brian for one, maybe two seconds," the friend said. "If Mariano had said something like that, now that would've bothered Brian." Which brings us to the next Yankees front. Though negotiations are still in the infancy stage, the team would like Mariano Rivera to agree to a cut from last year's $15 million salary, an industry source confirmed.

New York Daily Post

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November 8, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Typical cheap **** Yankees, low-balling their star players.

This is a joke, right?

November 8, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Why should Mo take a pay cut.? Unlike Jeter, who looked at the time like he was slowing down, Mo still looks like the best closer in the game.

Good luck Yankees trying to sell that to Rivera and his agent.

November 8, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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Typical cheap **** Yankees, low-balling their star players. I hope he leaves them and signs with the Pirates and the wears the Pittsburgh hat when he is inducted into the HOF.<covers pit with smallpox infected Yankees blanket>

<tosses soiled Arod jersey used to clean cellblock toilets yesterday onto the blanket>

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November 8, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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Coming off an injury at his age warrants concern on NY's part. They'll negotiate and come to an understanding. Rivera will probably maintain his current yearly salary.

Why would you lowball one of the greatest and classiest players in your organization???s history? Especially on a 1 year deal. Big George must be rolling over in his grave.

November 8, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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<tosses soiled Arod jersey used to clean cellblock toilets yesterday onto the blanket>

<Also tosses in urine soaked authentic Babe Ruth game pants, complete with skid marks on back.>

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November 8, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Rivera will want Mo Money.

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November 8, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Typical cheap **** Yankees, low-balling their star players. I hope he leaves them and signs with the Pirates and the wears the Pittsburgh hat when he is inducted into the HOF.<covers pit with smallpox infected Yankees blanket>

Why would he agree with a paycut? There's no salary cap in baseball. Plus, he injured his knee and not his throwing arm. Don't hate!

November 8, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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This is a joke, right?

Why yes, yes it is.

November 8, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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<Also tosses in urine soaked authentic Babe Ruth game pants, complete with skid marks on back.>

<Moves a few more seats away from disgusting pile on floor>

November 8, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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Why would he agree with a paycut? There's no salary cap in baseball. Plus, he injured his knee and not his throwing arm. Don't hate!

It's all about the luxury Tax in baseball - need to keep things low so they don't kick in.

November 8, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Morning all - will be lurking mostly - but will chime in once in a while.

November 8, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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Morning all - will be lurking mostly - but will chime in once in a while.

Good morning Lou.

November 8, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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It's all about the luxury Tax in baseball - need to keep things low so they don't kick in.

Unfortunately for the Yankees, they have a fan base that doesn't care about that and expects an all star star team every year.

November 8, 2012  10:01 AM ET

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