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Source: Rivera, Yanks not far apart

Updated: November 30, 2010, 8:21 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK --The Yankees' negotiations with closer Mariano Rivera are progressing much smoother than the rancor-filled struggle with Derek Jeter.

"Night and day," said one baseball official with knowledge of both talks.

While the Yankees and Jeter are reportedly tens of millions of dollars apart, the Yankees and Rivera are said to be closer on financial terms. A second official with knowledge of the Rivera talks said the reliever is looking for a raise from the $15 million he received ...

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