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The Mets' investors and David Aardsma - and there's a live chat tomorrow

DAVID AARDSMA POSSIBLE DESTINATIONS Red Sox, Yankees, Angels,

DAVID AARDSMA
POSSIBLE DESTINATIONS Red Sox, Yankees, Angels, Rangers, Twins
Many contending teams need bullpen help. Unfortunately for them, a lot of the teams conducting fire sales (Orioles, Mariners, etc.) aren't shopping bullpen help, so there are a lot of mediocre guys who might see some action come the end of July. Kansas City's Kyle Farnsworth is another name worth noting as a bullpen trade piece. Credit: AP Photo

First of all: Where will I be 24 hours from now? Live chatting, that's where. You can sign up for an e-mail reminder right on this page.

--Quiet day at Yankees camp. Derek Jeter told a few reporters, including Newsday's Erik Boland, that he knew what Mariano Rivera intends to do after this season - but he wouldn't spill the beans. Look, at this point, we can all safely assume that this'll be it for Rivera, with the understanding that sure, he could change his mind, but probably not.

The Yankees signed reliever David Aardsma, who underwent Tommy John surgery last July, to a one-year, $500,000 contract with a $500,000 team option for next year _ with incentives aplenty. The Yankees have tried these sort of contracts before, and it worked partcularly well nearly a decade ago when the team paid Jon Lieber to rehabilitate for all 2003 and then used him as an effective starting pitcher in 2004.

Brian Cashman said that the team had been talking with Aardsma all winter, and that this was not a response to Rivera's strong hints about his future.

--Newsday's Steve Marcus reports that the Mets have sold seven shares of the team at $20 million apiece. Once the Mets pay back their $25 million loan to Major League Baseball, there surely will be chest-thumping on both sides that that crisis has passed. And at some point soon, MLB kinda has to announce that Citi Field will host the 2013 All-Star Game.

--Have a great day.

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