Mariano Rivera has finally demanded the same treatment other superstars are afforded - the right to demand an extension before the end of his current contract.
Whether the Yankees should sign him to one is the question. As a Yankees fan, Rivera deserves it. Now I don't know what he expects so my opinion is flexible pending the number.
As a fantasy baseball player, there is less concern. Most leagues are of the mixed variety so a Mariano flight from New York would be of little consequence. AL-only leagues would have more concern, but that would only extend to a keeper league and only to the team that owned him.
I wonder if there is a fantasy equivalent to this contract demand. In keeper leagues (AL-only in this situation), there is often a situation were an owner must either sign a player to a contract or let him go back into the pool. What salary would Mo have to carry in order to offset the risk he may switch leagues. $20? $25? $30?