Rivera joined the rest of the Yankees' pitchers and catchers for the first official workout of the spring Thursday as he started the final year of his contract. GM Brian Cashman has made it clear that he has no intention to discuss a new deal with Rivera, Derek Jeter or Joe Girardi before the end of the season, but the closer doesn't seem bothered.
"I have a contract this year, that's all I need to know," Rivera said. "The rest is out of my control, therefore I don't have to worry about it."
Rivera has posted a sub-2.00 ERA in six of the past seven seasons, averaging 40 saves and only three blown saves during that stretch. His past two years have been extraordinary: 83saves, three blown saves, a 1.58 ERA, 149 strikeouts and 18 walks in 137 innings. Not bad for an old guy.
If Mo's not worried, we shouldn't be worried.