Mo has got some balls

Mariano Rivera is the greatest reliever of all time, there’s no question about that, but he has got brass balls with his latest contract demands. The soon-to-be 41-year-old Mo is seeking a deal for two years worth $36 million. The Yanks, obviously, only want to give him a one-year deal due to his age.

He has made $15 million in each of the past three season and definitely deserves a raise with the numbers he’s put up over that span, but how long can he keep up this production? We’ve never seen a (clean) pitcher pitch well into his early 40′s but then again we’ve never seen a pitcher do what Mo’s done over the course of his career.

I’m torn on this because I think if Mo feels disrespected with a one-year offer he will walk away from the game, and I’d rather they overpay Mo for two years than not have anymore Mo while the team (possibly) burns a bridge with The Greatest Ever.

So I ask you, readers, what should the Yanks should do about Mo?

What should the Yanks offer Mo?

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