Found February 23, 2012 on New York Yankees - New York Post:
TAMPA — If Mariano Rivera has decided this is it, Mike Mussina says that could help his former teammate, even though the all-time saves leader hardly needs another advantage. Prior to the 2008 season Mussina decided he would retire at the end of the year. He told a few teammates, but...

New York Yankees: Who likes criticizing Mo cause I do not

Image via Wikipedia Unfortunately it seems there’s always a first time for everything. Good or Bad. And criticizing New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will be a first for me. FIRST, LET ME SAY HOW I FEEL ABOUT MO: Rivera is not only the greatest closer to ever play the game; he is the paramount of a role model for the way he handles himself both on and off the field. Baseball...

Audio: What Mo Actually Said About Retirement

It's been a long Winter and everyone connected with the Yankees in any capacity, including the media, has, I'm sure, been itching to get off asses and do something baseball-related. Mariano Rivera gave everyone that chance yesterday when he made his now-famous comments about his future (or, maybe not-so-future) retirement.My Twitter timeline exploded with tweets from beat...

Will Robertson emerge as Rivera's successor?

With Mariano Rivera hinting strongly on Monday that 2012 would be his final season, all eyes turned to the man many believe will try to fill the legendary closer's shoes next year.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Bryan Shaw's cutter drawing high comparisons

Shaw throws a cut fastball that some in the Diamondbacks clubhouse liken to that of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.

Who can replace Mo? Here are 10 options

Mariano Rivera hinted 2012 would be his final season, so who could replace him?

Is Rivera Retiring? Who Will Replace Him?

“Doesn’t depend on how I pitch. Always I want to do my job, but I’ve made my decision already,” Mariano Rivera told reporters the other day. He added that his decision has been made, “even if I save 90 games, even if they want to pay as much money as they want to.” It sounds like we saw the beginning of the “Mariano Rivera farewell tour,” which undoubtedly puts...

Robertson hopes Rivera pulls a Favre

TAMPA — Replacing a legend isn’t easy, but somebody has to do it. Just as Tino Martinez took over for Don Mattingly at first base in 1996 and Joe Girardi moved into the manager’s office in place of Joe Torre in 2008, somebody will have the unenviable task of succeeding Mariano Rivera as the Yankees’ next closer.

Yanks bullpen adds Aardsma

TAMPA — The Yankees added another closer to their roster Wednesday, but don’t expect Mariano Rivera to lose much sleep.

David Robertson says Mariano Rivera could Brett Favre the Yankees

Mariano Rivera is 42 years old and entering his 18th season with the Yankees. The 12-time All-Star said this week he knows when he’s going to retire, but he won’t divulge the date. Fellow reliever David Robertson is being considered as a potential closer replacement if Mo does hang it up. Robertson knows that will be a tough role. “It’s something I would want to do, but...

Robertson knows those are big shoes to fill

TAMPA — A few minutes after David Robertson talked about what big shoes he will have to fill after Mariano Rivera retires, The Great Rivera laced up his size 11 turf shoes a couple lockers down from Robertson in the Yankees’ clubhouse. “These are big shoes to fill,’’ a smiling Rivera...

The Warning Track 2-21-12 Say It Ain’t So Mo!

Joining host Karen Vankat on the Warning Track is Michael Cohen of the Open Mike show. The Yankees were busy over the last week trading inconsistent AJ Burnett to the Pirates, signing Raul Ibanez as a lefty DH/outfielder and Oh No Mo! Mariano Rivera has fun with the media “hinting” at retirement. Dan Fuerstein of Triple Coverage calls in with his thoughts. The Mets are happy...

Yankees' Joe Girardi disagrees with Brian Cashman's comments about 2010

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