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The One Mets Pitcher Who Should Receive an Extension

Last year, the Mets were carried by their pitching. It helped them sustain an anemic offense until the Mets got healthy and made some key trades. It helped carry them to the World Series. It’s the promise for the future. That future first comes into question around 2019. That is the year that Matt Harvey becomes a free agent. Zack Wheeler could become a free agent the same...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Most bizarre sports injuries ever

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Early Injuries Plague the New York Yankees Starting Lineup

The New York Yankees haven’t won a World Series title in seven years. Since then, the team has drastically transformed from a great team, to simply a team with potential. The retirement of players like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada have been hugely felt by the Yankees, and it has been a process to find talented players to create a decent starting lineup. Rookie...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Best former MLB players not in the Hall of Fame

Best former MLB players not in the Hall of Fame
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Four bold predictions for the NFL Playoffs

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The NFL Playoffs have arrived, and not a moment too soon. This weekend features...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The Yankees Haven’t Had a Below-Average Bullpen In 20 Years

The Yankees have assembled one of the most intimidating bullpens imaginable. This is covering ground that’s been covered, but seriously, you’re not doing anything better with your time — think about this again. The Yankees have Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Dellin Betances. Last year they threw 212 innings, with 347 strikeouts and a 1.66 ERA. The year before, they did...
Via Fangraphs
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Legendary 2004 Yankee dream crusher to manage Dodgers

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Who in Red Sox Nation does not know who it was that turned the ship around in the 2004 ALCS?Remember that series?The New York Yankees were three outs away in the top of the ninth inning from eliminating the Red Sox in a sweep of the 2004 ALCS.Kevin Millar drew a leadoff walk from legendary closer Mariano Rivera and was pinch-run for by Dave Roberts...
Via RedSoxLife
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Redsocks go all out to win one for Papi?

One of the saddest legacies of this woebegone Yankee decade - (we are entering Year VI with nothing to show) - was the Former Empire's inability to give Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter final post-seasons. Both played their last games with basically nothing on the line.Imagine Mariano closing a World Series. Imagine Jeter batting in game seven...Two hundred million.. all the kings...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees' Miller tabbed as Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year

In one of the better, low-key acquisitions prior to the 2015 season, the New York Yankees signed Andrew Miller and made him their closer -- despite him not handling full-time closing duties.He took the ninth inning and never looked back, earning 36 saves and pitching to a 2.04 ERA, striking out 100 over 61 2/3 innings.At the time of the Miller signing, the Yankees also had Dellin...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Virginia Tech’s epic ‘Enter Sandman’ entrance

For some reason, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” just seems like the most popular entrance song for anything sports related. From former ECW Champion The Sandman’s beer-swilling, cigarette-smoking entrance through the rowdy Philadelphia wrestling crowd to former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera striding his way from the bullpen to the mound, the most iconic metal band of...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees great Rivera hated pitching in Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Mariano Rivera remembers his Little League days fondly. What he remembers most: He hated to pitch. The former Yankees closer was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence on Tuesday night between games of its World Series. Although Rivera's 1985 Panama team didn't reach the World Series, he loved his time in youth baseball. "I was happy with...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mexico keeps going in LLWS, gets to pose with Rivera, too

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Mexico catcher Raul Leon, three teammates and their manager were waiting in the narrow hallway for their turn at the interview room inside Lamade Stadium. They spotted one of baseball's greatest players walking toward them. Yes, it was Mariano Rivera. They had to get a photo. But who would take it? Just then, the manager of the Taiwan team they had just...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera hated pitching in Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Mariano Rivera remembers his Little League days fondly. What he remembers most: He hated to pitch. The former Yankees closer was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence on Tuesday night between games of its World Series. Rivera retired after the 2013 season with a record 652 saves. He says he didn't like to pitch as a Little Leaguer because...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

David Cone on pitching

By David Laurila David Cone was a thinking-man’s pitcher before he became a thinking-man’s analyst. The New York Yankees’ television color man took the mound for five teams in 17 major league seasons, and he logged a lion’s share of big wins along the way. Moxie played a role. The right-hander augmented his plus stuff with the same cerebral approach he now takes to the...
Via Fangraphs
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey, Mariano Rivera sneakily surprise fans with free tickets

From a pop-up Delta dugout phone in New York City, a bunch of unsuspecting baseball fans recently had the chance to make a call to famous New York pitchers Matt Harvey and future Hall of Fame Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. We've seen this celebrity-surprises-fan gag many times before but it remains entertaining so long as the fan reactions are genuine, which they certainly are in...
Via Fox Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats 2015 Draft Class Stats Update (7/10)

Much of the Washington Nationals 2015 MLB Draft Class is signed, assigned, and playing ball.  Eleven of the forty draft selections remain unsigned.  The previous highest unsigned pick was third rounder OF Rhett Wiseman.  Wiseman agreed to a deal on July 7 with the Nationals. Here are the current stats for the Nats draft class.  Players we gave  * * * are performing well on the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Stats Update for the 2015 Nats Draft Class (7/2)

Much of the Washington Nationals 2015 MLB Draft Class is signed, assigned, and playing ball.  Thirteen of the forty draft selections remain unsigned.  The highest unsigned pick is third rounder OF Rhett Wiseman.  Wiseman has been playing in the College Baseball World Series for Vanderbilt.  Even though the season have just began for the draft class, we provide you a beginning...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Harlem Globetrotters Draft Mo’ne Davis

What do Mariano Rivera, Johnny Manziel and Mo’ne Davis have in common? If you answered “they were all selected to join a pretend basketball team to play pretend basketball”…you’re absolutely right! Following in the footsteps of Rivera, the 14-year-old Little League superstar became the latest pop culture phenomenon to be invited to join the Harlem Globetrotters. But, unlike...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera prays for Yankees during visit to Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) Mariano Rivera says the New York Yankees' bullpen is getting by just fine without him. Still, the 45-year-old retired closer put in a prayer for his former teammates during a visit to Israel on Thursday. He says ''they have a tremendous bullpen. They have a great team, period. ''Hopefully, they will continue doing the job that they have been doing for all this time...
Via AP on Fox
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ongoing Nats MLB Draft Coverage

Here is an ongoing Table of the Washington Nationals 2015 MLB Draft selections. Rd Selection Pos From 2(58) Andrew Stephenson OF LSU 2(69) Blake Perkins OF HS Arizona 3(103) Rhett Wiseman OF Vanderbilt 4(134) Mariano Rivera Jr. P Iona 5(164) Taylor Hearn P Oklahoma Baptist 6(194) Matt Crownover P Clemson 7(224) Grant Borne P Nicholls State 8(254) Koda Glover P Oklahoma St 9(284)...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Draft Mariano Rivera’s Kid

For the second time in as many years, the son of legendary closer Mariano Rivera heard his name called on Draft Day. But unlike last year, when the Iona College pitcher was selected by the New York Yankees in the 29th Round, Mariano Rivera III was taken much earlier. With their 4th round selection (134th overall), the #Nats select Mariano Rivera Jr. (RHP, Iona College, NY). —...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Jr. selected by Washington Nationals

There is absolutely no doubt, pitcher Mariano Rivera Jr. has the pedigree necessary to be a Major League pitcher, but does he have the stuff?  This has been the major question surrounding the Iona College product- and son of legendary reliever Mariano Rivera.  Through his first two seasons, Rivera Jr. had been rather average struggling with his command and often times losing hitters...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera’s Son Picked By Nationals In Fourth Round Of MLB Draft

NEW YORK — Enter Sandman — the sequel. Iona College right-hander Mariano Rivera III, son of the former New York Yankees closer, was drafted in the fourth round with the 134th overall pick Tuesday by the Washington Nationals. Rivera was 5-7 with a 2.65 ERA and a school-record 113 strikeouts with 27 walks in 85 innings this season for the Gaels, while...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals select Mariano Rivera III in fourth round of MLB Draft

NEW YORK -- Enter Sandman - the sequel. Iona College right-hander Mariano Rivera III, son of the former Yankees closer, was drafted in the fourth round with the 134th overall pick Tuesday by the Washington Nationals. Rivera was 5-7 with a 2.65 ERA and a school-record 113 strikeouts with 27 walks in 85 innings this season for the Gaels, while also being selected the Metro Atlantic...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera III drafted by Nationals in fourth round of draft

The old cliché, "Like father, like son" certainly is appropriate for this story. Pitcher Mariano Rivera III was drafted Tuesday in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. To say the right-hander from Iona College bears a resemblance to his father on the mound would be a major understatement. His entire delivery couldn't look more like his dad's. Rivera...
Via Fox Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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