Monday, December 13, 2010

Rivera Initiated Sox Talks

In a stunning revelation that speaks volumes about dysfunction in the Bronx, WEEI's Rob Bradford reports that Mariano Rivera initiated the contact with the Red Sox over a potential free-agent signing. Previously, it was assumed that the Sox generated the discussion—reflecting a desire to cut loose Jonathan Papelbon this year.

In fact, what this suggests is that Brain Cashman and the 'Steinbo Twins' are totally clueless this offseason. Not only did they disrespect the most honored Yankee of this generation in the Jeter fiasco, but they made Rivera so uncomfortable that he felt he needed to put out feelers to Boston. On top of all this, the Empire may be about to lose their biggest target, Cliff Lee.

There is a Baseball God.