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Archive for September, 2013

Post-Mortem for the 2013 New York Yankees and »

You could say they were doomed from the start, but that isn't even the beginning of the problems that the New York Yankees have faced this year and will face  moving forward. For only the second time since 1995, there will be no playoff baseball in the Bronx. They finish with their worst record since 1992. Andy Pettitte and Mariano [...]

New York Yankees Paying Robinson Cano $300 Million Is »

The New York Yankees have missed the 2013 playoffs, and with an aging roster, their prospects are not looking too good for next year either. To make things more complicated, one of their few remaining true superstars, second baseman Robinson Cano, has finished his contract and is reportedly seeking a new 10-year deal worth $305 million, according [...]

Ranking the 10 Greatest Moments of Mariano »

The unparalleled career of Mariano Rivera has been filled with countless moments of triumph, but the best closer in baseball history has been defined by 10 specific moments that speak to the type of pitcher he was in 18 seasons with the New York Yankees. The greatest closer of all time finishes his career with the MLB records in saves (652), games [...]

7 Things Baseball Will Miss Most About Mariano Rivera »

After 19 major league seasons and five championships, Mariano Rivera confirmed on Saturday that his career was over. He will be sorely missed by fans of the New York Yankees, but also by baseball fans or anyone with a soft spot for underdog stories. While dealing with tremendous soreness in his forearm (h/t Andy McCullough, The Star-Ledger), [...]

Previewing the Free-Agent Names New York Should Be »

The New York Yankees have one more game against the lowly Houston Astros before they can officially turn the page on the 2013 MLB season. A win would complete a sweep of the Astros and give the Yankees a final record of 85-77. Anything short of winning the World Series is considered a failure of a season in Yankee land, but with the circumstances [...]

Nike Honors Mariano Rivera with Custom Product Pack »

The deserved adulation of Mariano Rivera's historic career continued with Nike delivering a custom product pack to the closer. The theme was  "Sierra Circular" or "circular saw" with inscriptions on the jacket, glove and box. The theme was named after his famous pitch, the cutter which he famously used for his entire career. A great way [...]

Mariano Rivera Pulled by Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte in »

After 19 Hall of Fame seasons, Mariano Rivera has thrown his final pitch at Yankee Stadium. With the New York Yankees trailing the Tampa Bay Rays by four runs in the top of the eighth inning on Thursday night, manager Joe Girardi slowly walked to the mound and called for the righty. For the last time ever, "Enter Sandman" blared on the Yankee [...]

Twitter Reacts to Mariano Rivera’s Final »

Yankee Stadium has seen its last of Mariano Rivera, the best closer in MLB history. Rivera came into the game with one out in the eighth inning to help get the Yankees out of a jam with runners on first and second. It's a situation he had been in many times before, and he was happy to help out one more time.  The Rays were already up on the [...]

Mariano Rivera Deserves a Shot to Play Center Field »

Dear Mariano Rivera: In the immortal words of T.I., you can have whatever you like.  And luckily for the New York Yankees, the legendary closer—for all that he has done for the organization—doesn't want stacks on deck. He doesn't even want Patron on ice.  All he wants to do is play center field. OK, so Rivera hasn't actually [...]

How Yankees Can Better Spend Robinson Cano’s $30 »

Robinson Cano wants to be the highest-paid player in MLB at over $300 million over 10 years. According to ESPN's Buster Olney (Insider subscription required), Cano is seeking a deal worth $305 million. It's the same amount Alex Rodriguez would receive if he reached all of his built-in incentives. The Yankees believe they made an [...]

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