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Five shortstops who could replace Derek Jeter

If the Yankees had to replace Derek Jeter, their already difficult quest to assemble a championship-caliber team would be all the more treacherous. But they have to find a successor for a player whose .617 OPS ranked 142nd out of 146 qualifiers and a guy whose every defensive metric was near the bottom. This is not about replacing legacy, aura or intangibles. The Yankees were not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sponsored Post: The Core Four Dynasty

Sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Last night, Derek Jeter played his final game at Yankee Stadium, and his career will come to a close this Sunday in Boston, putting an official end to the era of the Yankees Core Four: Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada have already sailed off into the metaphorical […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Jokes About Yankees Closer’s Blown Save

Mariano Rivera joked about Yankees closer David Robertson's blown save in Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter May Owe $16,000 In Taxes On Farewell Gifts

The thought of paying taxes on GIFTS hurt Derek Jeter all over again.  Much like Mariano Rivera, the Derek Jeter farewell tour is coming to an end soon, including an end to the gifts. Here’s the interesting twist in these nice gestures made by several teams: Derek Jeter might have to pay taxes on them. According to Rob Raiola, an accountant who specializes in sports and entertainment...
Via Geeks and Cleats
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Homegrown Betances Sets Single-Season Yankees Record

Regular readers of this blog know the story of Dellin Betances, the set-up man for the New York Yankees. In case you were sleeping and missed it, a new chapter was added to that story last night. With his 8th inning strikeout of the Rays' Kevin Kiermaier,  his 131st of the season, Betances set a new franchise record for strikeouts by a reliever in a single season, surpassing...
Via Lady At The Bat
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A with San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo

The life and career accomplishments of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo were celebrated this week during a cocktail reception sponsored by Hennessy V.S at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco. Romo, a proud Mexican-American, 2013 All-Star and 2-time World Series champion, became one of the best relief pitchers in MLB despite not being a highly-ranked prospect in the minors...
Via Rumors and Rants
19 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: I Won’t Do Retirement Tour Like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera

David Ortiz turns 39 this year, but that doesn’t mean his eyes are on retirement just yet. In an interview with ESPN Boston, the Boston Red Sox slugger said he has no immediate plans to leave the game, and once he makes the decision to do so, he won’t leave the game with a farewell tour — à la Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. “What Derek Jeter is doing is fine because he’s...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz says he won’t go on a retirement tour like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is 38 years old and knows that retirement is right around the corner. Ortiz has played well this season, but also realizes that his body is starting to wear down. And with the Red Sox out of playoff contention, Ortiz is starting to discuss his future. Ortiz says he hasn’t picked a certain date to announce his retirement but he knows it won’t...
Via No Guts, No Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees don't sign Mariano Rivera's son: Report

The Yankees announced Saturday that draft pick Mariano Rivera Jr., the son of their retired legendary closer, did not sign a contract before Friday's deadline.The team had selected Rivera Jr., a righthander from Iona College, in the 29th round of the June amateur draft. Rivera Jr. has decided he will return to school for his junior year.The Yankees did sign 27 of the 38 other...
Via The Other Paper
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bombers decline to sign Mo’s son to contract

The Yankees announced Saturday they have signed 26 of their 39 selections in the 2014 amateur draft, and one name stood out of the 13 players who didn’t sign: right-handed pitcher Mariano Rivera, selected in the 29th round. Rivera is, of course, the son of the Yankees’ legendary closer. Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer said the team considered Rivera, who will be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Jr. Heading Back to School

Last month, the New York Yankees drafted the son of legendary closer Mariano Rivera.  But, on Saturday, the team announced that the second generation hurler won’t be following in his father’s footsteps anytime soon. Yankees announced signings of their top 15 draft picks. 29th Rd pick Mariano Rivera Jr did not sign and will return to Iona College. — Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What closer reminds Joe Girardi of a young Mo Rivera?

empirewritesback.com Mariano Rivera has only been gone for a little less than a year, but Yankees coach Joe Girardi is already talking big about a closer who he believes will inherit the crown left by the greatest closer of all time. When Girardi was asked whom closer Dellin Betances’ performance this year reminds him of, Joe Girardi brought up Rivera and his first full season...
Via New York Sports-Kings
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica tries to move on after Mariano Rivera in ESPN spot

Twenty years ago, you would’ve never seen Metallica taking part in pre-game ceremonies at Yankee Stadium or taking batting practice with the San Francisco Giants. Then again, you would’ve never thought they’d cut their hair either. Is it possible the Roll Hall of Famers have seemingly mellowed out a touch as they’ve gotten older.  Consider this, they just appeared in an...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica having trouble moving on from Mariano Rivera (Video)

Now that New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has retired, the guys from Metallica are having trouble finding someone new to provide an entrance song for - at least, that is the premise of the latest ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercial.In the ad, Metallica deals with their most recent rejection from Coach K while contemplating calling the next name on their list -...
Via Holdout Sports
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera’s Retirement Leaves Metallica Out of Work In ESPN Commercial (Video)

The effects of Mariano Rivera’s retirement have been far-reaching, according to ESPN’s newest “This Is SportsCenter” commercial. The 30-second spot, which will first air during Monday night’s Home Run Derby, features Metallica looking for a new sports gig to no avail. With the New York Yankees closer hanging up his cleats after the 2013 season, taking his “Enter Sandman”...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica Stars In the Latest Sportscenter Commercial

Now that Mariano Rivera has retired and doesn’t need “Enter Sandman,” the guys from Metallica have just been hanging around the Sportscenter offices in Bristol, CT trying to figure out their next move. They recently played Glastonbury, which caused a big uproar from festival-goers as well as musicians like Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner.  The group seems like they have a good...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: 1997 ALDS Game 4, Alomar Homers off Rivera

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle went all out for Jeter's last game, because they know there won't be any post-season appearance

No argument here."Like Mariano Rivera last year in his valedictory, Jeter is awash in appreciation these days. The Mariners did it up right before the game Tuesday as he embarks on his final series here, barring a postseason matchup (yeah, I know that’s a pipe-dream; the Yankees probably don’t have the horses)."
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Even legends getting in on LA vs. NY rivalry

As the Stanley Cup Final continues, the Los Angeles vs. New York rivalry is at its peak. Even all-time greats from the respective cities are getting in on the action. Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Yankees great Mariano Rivera faced each other in an air hockey game on Monday. Delta Airlines at JFK airport organized the charity event and will donate $5,000 to a foundation of...
Via Fox Sports West
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera And Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wear Stanley Cup Jerseys

  Looks like both Mariano Rivera and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have the Stanley Cup fever. As the series heads back to the Big Apple, Delta Airlines brought in two former star athletes to don the jerseys of their cities’ hockey teams–the New York Rangers and the LA Kings. Hanging @ #Delta w #MarianoRivera pic.twitter.com/6xnfIoPTJQ — Kareem […] The post Mariano Rivera And Kareem...
Via Diehardsport
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar catch Stanley Cup fever

Some serious star power was on hand to commemorate the Stanley Cup Final’s return to New York City. Recently retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donned the uniforms of their cities’ respective hockey teams Monday morning as part of a Delta Airlines promotion. The two announced the rows for a Delta flight, hung out on...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hangs with Mariano Rivera wearing Kings-Rangers jerseys

Former Laker and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and former Yankee and MLB legend hung out with Delta Airlines today, and they showed their opposing support for the Stanley Cup Finals. Hanging @ #Delta w #MarianoRivera pic.twitter.com/6xnfIoPTJQ — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) June 9, 2014 Not many words are needed for this instant classic shot, two legends, two […]
Via Full Scale Sports
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Powers Look Alike Drafted by the Yankees

If the Yankees fail to draft any talent in this draft, they can always look back and see that they at least made a lot of interesting picks. Yesterday, we broke a story about the team drafting Mariano Rivera’s son in the 29th round.  Before taking Mo Jr., they drafted a clone of a fictional pitcher from a television show. In the 14th round, the Yankees drafted Sean Carley, or...
Via New York Sports-Kings
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Draft Mariano Rivera’s Son, Mariano Rivera III

Mariano Rivera is back with the New York Yankees. Sort of. The Bronx Bombers drafted Rivera’s son, Mariano Rivera III, with the 872nd pick in the 2014 MLB draft. Rivera is a sophomore at Iona College, where he started 12 games and pitched five complete games in 2014. He posted a 2-5 record with a 5.40 ERA in 70 innings pitched, with a fastball that toppped out at 92 mph, according...
Via NESN.com
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Slap a Sticker on It: The Rivera Avenue Story

Yankee die-hard Nicole Saulter was one of the fans behind the name change of River Avenue outside Yankee Stadium to Rivera Avenue in honor of legendary closer Mariano Rivera. This is her story. It started in a bar. Most great stories you hear do include alcohol to some extent. You never hear anyone say, “I'd just finished drinking a glass of water when…” I'd met my...
Via The Sports Post
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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