According to Yahoo Sports, we are close to signing Rivera for a three year deal. I think this is a great move, but as always, I am perplexed.
I'm considering jumping onto that wagon that says Chone needs to go. Without him, though, who will leadoff? We wouldn't pay Rivera to be the 4th outfielder when we already have GMJ and Wilits as a 4th. I was okay with Chone moving to LF for BWood to play 3rd, but that was because I thought Rivera was gone.
Where does this leave Ninja? If this Tex talk is true concerning Boston being outbid, could this preclude some other moves up the Ninja's sleeve?