Mariano Rivera will sign a two-year deal worth $30 million by Friday night, the New York Daily News reports .
While Derek Jeter's negotiations have been public and messy, Rivera's done his work quietly and effectively, which seems only fitting.
And unlike the Jeter negotiations, the New York Daily News reports Rivera received another offer -- and this one was actually for both more years and more money (three years, $17 million per year), but chose to stay with the Yankees.
"He wanted to stay loyal to the Yankees," the Daily News ' source said.
Rivera is coming off a three-year, $45 million deal, which incidentally is the same offer the team had on the table for Jeter.
Rivera, who turned 41 this week, had a good season in 2010, going 3-3 with a 1.80 ERA with 33 saves. He struck out 45 batters and walked 11 in 60 innings, while allowing 39 hits.
UPDATE: Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated tweets the two of the three teams that offered Rivera more years and money were the Red Sox and Angels. There were some, "hey, wouldn't it be funny if..." situations thrown about with Jeter and the Red Sox, but wouldn't Rivera in Boston be just as much of a dagger -- considering he's a better player at this point of his career. Say what you will about the Yankees, here's someone they didn't just buy with money, but also with how they've treated him over the years. And Yankee fans should be grateful that Rivera is as classy -- and apparently loyal -- as they come.
UPDATE: Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports that the Red Sox offer was two years at $15 million per, the same deal Rivera is getting to stay in pinstripes. And if all these reports are accurate, then it follows that it was either the Angels or the mystery team who made the three-year, $51 million offer. -- DA
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