The Yanks have put a 3 year, $45 million offer on Mariano Rivera’s table. He has yet to accept. Hopefully he will, but it seems Hank Steinbrenner hasn’t learned from the Torre fiasco. “I think we’re all pretty much in agreement that this is it,” he says of the offer. Previously he’d commented, re Jorge and Mo, that excellent offers had been made to both, and that now we’d see if they were really interested in being Yankees. Those sentiments might be reasonable, but airing them in public? I don’t think ultimatums to either of those two players are warranted. The Yankees would be better off if the Young Boss simply let Brian Cashman handle the job he’s paid to handle. Like father, like son, I suppose. Let’s hope this doesn’t come back to bit the team in the ass.