MLB Hot Stove: Enter Sandman as the Greatest Ever Stays a New York Yankee

Kate ConroySenior Analyst IIDecember 3, 2010

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04:  Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees gets set to throw a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees won 7-3 to win the series 4 games to 2.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Phew! Rumor has it that the greatest closer in the history of baseball will stay in pinstripes.

That is great news for the New York Yankees who are said to be re-signing Mariano Rivera for two more years at $30 million.

Rumor has it that two of the Bombers' biggest rivals, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels, tried to steal Mo from New York.

One team supposedly offered Rivera three years at $17 million a season.

The only response to both suitors is loyalty is not gone from sports, as Rivera wants to stay for less money and years exactly where he started.

Rivera just turned 41 years old on November 29, but he sure doesn’t show his aging on the pitching mound.

Last season Rivera posted a 1.80 ERA, over 60 innings of work. Mo made 33 saves in 2010.

Rivera’s cutter is still baffling hitters after 16 seasons.

Add that talent to a most intimidating presence on the mound and it is so hard to imagine the most graceful and humble demeanor is behind such an existence.

Mariano Rivera is just all class.

Mo and the Yankees Universe are finally breathing for the first time this offseason.