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Since the announcement that New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will be walking away from baseball at the end of the 2013 season many (analyst, writers, etc) have been speculating where the long-time closer fits within the greatest players of all-time list. I could debate you all day regarding my opinion on where Rivera fits on that list, but it's evident that some Red Sox players think he's at least the best closer, ever.
Here are some thoughts from Andrew Bailey, Joel Hanrahan and John Farrell regarding Mariano Rivera's place as the all-time greatest closer in MLB history.
“He’s the greatest reliever, if not arguably
the best pitcher, ever,” said Andrew Bailey, “Trevor Hoffman or (Dennis) Eckersley
were kind of the pioneers for closers, but I think what Mariano did in the
postseason is incredible. It would be really hard for anyone to ever match
that. I just think with the consistency of appearances for your team, nowadays
with contracts and guys jumping all over ...
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This year, I plan on witnessing my own little slice of history during the season. I don’t know exactly when it will occur and to be honest, I can’t guarantee it will occur, but I’m going to try my hardest to see it. This season, I plan on going to Yankee Stadium and watching Mariano Rivera nail down a save for the New York Yankees.
Sure, I’ve seen it before. Most of us probably...
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In his third Grapefruit League start, Clay Buchholz went four scoreless innings against a Blue Jays lineup that included Jose Bautista batting third and playing right field. Buchholz gave up three hits with no...
You are probably wondering what the title to this post actually means, but then you take one look at the picture of Al Roker in a Yankees uniform and it all makes sense.
Chipper Jones in a New York Yankees' uniform?
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman expressed interest Monday in the retired Atlanta Braves star as New York tries to shore up an injury decimated roster.
''He'd be perfect,'' Cashman said. ''I'd take Larry in a heartbeat. I think everybody would.''
Cashman added he didn't think the...
Here's the release from the Boston Red Sox announcing more roster moves at 2013 Spring Training:
The Red Sox today optioned outfielder Alex Hassan and right-handed pitcher Steven Wright to Triple-A Pawtucket. The club also reassigned first baseman/outfielder Mark Hamilton and outfielders Jeremy Hazelbaker and Juan Carlos Linares to minor league camp. The announcements...
New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes was scheduled
to resume throwing live batting practice on Thursday, March 14, in attempt to
return the Yankees’ Spring Training rotation, but he got a chance to throw a few days early. Hughes threw 26 pitches in batting practice today without problems.
is currently sidelined with a bulging disc in his upper back suffered...
The Red Sox had a busy weekend (as far as Spring Training goes). Here's what you missed:
1. Stephen Drew was scratched from Friday's game against the Twins with mild concussion symptoms after getting hit by a pitch on Thursday. He is now symptom free, but is waiting to be cleared by MLB to play.
2. The Sox lost to the Twins 2-0 on Friday night, but there were some bright...
AL BEast Notebook – March 13
Derek Jeter made his Spring debut in the field Wednesday, leading off and playing his usual shortstop position after DHing a couple games.
He had just one fielding opportunity, picking up a ground ball and tossing to second for the out in the fourth inning. He went 0-2 with a walk. Jeter is 1-6 batting in his three preseason starts.
Jeter broke his...
The Texas Rangers are scouting New York Yankees right-handed
reliever Joba Chamberlain, according to George A. King III of The New York
The Rangers sent Don Welke, a special assistant to general manager
Jon Daniels, to a Yankees’ spring training contest Monday specifically to watch
Chamberlain throw. King notes that the Rangers get the sense that the Yankees
The New York Yankees have turned to the free agent market in
their search for a corner infielder to help replace injured regulars Alex
Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. The team has reached out to free agent first
baseman Derrek Lee and third baseman Scott Rolen, while it’s even contacted the
agent of former Atlanta Braves All-Star Chipper Jones.
General manager Brian...
After falling to the Florida Marlins yesterday, the Boston Red Sox return home to host the Toronto Blue Jays this afternoon at JetBlue Park at Fenway South.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. and there is no Red Sox radio or television of the game. However, MLB.com will have audio that will be available on the MLB At-Bat app as well as GameDay Audio on MLB.com.
Since this obviously didn't work, they've moved on to Derrek Lee and Scott Rolen: