Amongst Arod's 'friends and tycoons'--Kepner, NY Times
- NY Times' Tyler Kepner: Arod also credits someone not from Omaha...
- Rodriguez, who won his third American League Most Valuable Player award yesterday, took Rivera’s advice. Now that he is close to completing a 10-year, $275 million contract, Rodriguez is excited that the Yankees have all but completed their three-year, $45 million deal for Rivera, who has told the Yankees that he will accept.
“Mariano is obviously somebody we can’t live without, because he’s one of a kind and he’s so unique in what he does for us,” Rodriguez said.
- “And he’s such an unbelievable force in our clubhouse. In many ways, he’s the voice for a lot of people in there. He’s very, very special, and a very, very close friend of mine.”"