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When Mariano Rivera’s ACL blew out in Kansas City earlier this month it signaled the biggest blow to Yankees’ dominance since their World Series victory 1996. Instead of having a guarantee equivalent to death and taxes in the ninth inning, the Yanks were now forced to be like “everyone else” and wonder if their closer could secure the final three outs.
Or were they?
Enter David Robertson.
Logic states there shouldn’t be any concern about Robertson taking over the reins from Rivera. Robertson was the best reliever in baseball in 2011. Some argued (including me) that his ‘11 season was better than Rivera’s breakout campaign in 1996 when he setup John Wetteland and finished 3rd in the Cy Young voting. During that 2011 campaign, Robertson pitched 66.2 innings, struck out 100, held opponents to a .170 batting average, posted a miniscule 1.08 ERA and a ridiculous ERA+ of 407. Robertson was four times better than your average reliever, and more than two times better than Rivera, who posted...
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Network of Champions has come up with a song parody to cover the topic of Mariano Rivera's recent season-ending injury. Borrowing the melody from Journey's classic hit "Don't Stop Believing", the new lyrics use inspiration from Rivera's promise to return next season. The end result is "Don't Stop Relievin'".
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My rhyme ain’t done: Mariano Rivera vows to return to his Sandman self following ACL surgery. Believe it.
When New York Yankees legendary reliever MARIANO RIVERA went down for the season with a torn ACL in a freak accident, it was feared his marvelous career may be over. Even a teary-eyed Rivera himself expressed doubts. But Mo quickly got his mojo back and declared he’s not...
If David Robertson hadn't been so mediocre in the two save attempts he made last week, I'd be way more upset about his injury. I had been in the Robertson As Closer Camp before he started closing and was willing to keep camping out after he blew his second save opportunity. But now that he has gone on the 15-day DL for that strained left oblique, it's easy for me to...
<a href="http://NYYUniverse.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL05ZWVVuaXZlcnNlLmNvbS9waXRjaGluZy1zdGFmZi9yb3VuZC1hbmQtcm91bmQtdGhleS1nby10aGUteWFua3MtY2xvc2VyLWRpbGVtbWEvYXR0YWNobWVudC9qb2UtZ2lyYXJkaS8=" rel=\"attachment wp-att-6248\">Girardi and the Yankees have yet to name a definite closer until Mariano Rivera...
The New York Yankees have placed reliever David Roberston on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his left ribcage.
Tuesday's move puts additional burden on a bullpen already without closer Mariano Rivera. Robertson finished five games this season and was 0-1 with a 2.51 ERA and one save.
With Rivera likely out for the season with a torn knee ligament, Robertson...
Felix Doubront and Mariano Rivera are learning the hard way that pitchers probably should just stick to pitching. Both were injured during batting practice this year, with Rivera tearing his ACL tracking down a fly ball and Doubront getting hit by an errant fungo. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is figuring it's probably best for all parties involved if pitchers hide to make sure...
These fans don't seem to be confident.
New York Yankees closer David Robertson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique, the team announced Tuesday. This is a significant blow for the Yankees, who will be without their regular closer, Mariano Rivera, for the rest of the season because of knee injury. The right-handed Robertson was injured while pitching against Seattle on May...
David Robertson to the DL for three weeks with a left oblique strain. 2009 was the Year of the Oblique, then there was the Middle Infieluenza Outbreak of Twenty-Ten, and 2011 was a war between General Soreness and Major Discomfort. This year is The Closepocalypse. If you’re a closer and gonna go to the DL, at least get your make-believe plague right. (Oh no, I Can Haz Razzburger...