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Archive for September, 2013

Mariano Rivera’s 10 Greatest Moments of Hall of »

On Thursday evening, Mariano Rivera will make his final appearance in Yankee Stadium, allowing the crowd to salute him during one last rendition of Enter Sandman.If the 2013 Rivera Farewell Tour has felt like it's moved at a glacial place, don't fret. The end is near. For Rivera's final Yankee team, the season won't continue through October. Thus, [...]

New York Yankees Cannot Give in to Robinson »

If the reports are true and Robinson Cano really is seeking a 10-year, $300-plus million contract, this wasn't the beginning of a contract negotiation between the All-Star second baseman and the New York Yankees. It was a ransom demand. It also may be the beginning of the end of Cano's tenure in the Bronx. In case you haven't heard by [...]

Will the Yankees Let Mariano Rivera Play the Outfield »

It's been a trying season for the New York Yankees, as they have dealt with injuries and various distractions all season and will miss the playoffs for just the second time since 1994. However, the real story of the year has been the farewell tour for legendary closer Mariano Rivera, who announced during spring training that he would retire at the [...]

Steps the Yankees Must Take to Be a 2014 Playoff Team »

The New York Yankees have been officially eliminated from playoff contention after 157 games. This marks just the second time in the wild-card era that the Yankees have failed to make the postseason, as MLB's most successful franchise will have to watch the playoffs from home this year. Yankees are officially eliminated from postseason with [...]

5 Players New York Yankees Can Sign If They Let »

Robinson Cano is the biggest free agent of the winter—we all know that. The New York Yankees will certainly look to re-sign him, as the perennial MVP candidate will be nearly impossible to replace. That being said, general manager Brian Cashman may end up looking for a replacement if another team sweeps in and offers Cano an exorbitant [...]

Mariano Rivera’s 42 Greatest »

Mariano Rivera will likely end his incredible career on Sunday. With 652 saves, the highest ERA+ of all-time, a 2.21 ERA, 13 All-Star appearances, five world championships, an ALCS and World Series MVP and of course, 42 saves and a 0.70 ERA in the postseason, he is indisputably the greatest relief pitcher that ever played the game. He is certainly [...]

Where Does Mariano Rivera Rank Among the Greatest »

The countdown on the great Mariano Rivera's career is nearing the end, but the longtime New York Yankees closer shouldn't be in a hurry to prove anything at the last minute. Either way, he's poised to walk away from baseball as the single best relief pitcher the game has ever known. There's also the fact that Rivera ranks among the greatest [...]

When Can We Realistically Expect the New York Yankees »

With their "Core Four" now reduced to one, the end of an era that brought five world championships in 17 seasons is upon the New York Yankees. Since Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter first appeared in the Bronx in 1995, the team has missed the playoffs just once (2008) and has won less than 90 games three times (not [...]

Who Else of Yankees’ Dynasty Years Deserves »

On Sunday afternoon, the Yankees honored Mariano Rivera with a touching tribute, pomp and circumstance and a farewell befitting of his illustrious career as the greatest closer of all time. Due to a combination of longevity, dominance and contributions to championship teams, there will never be another Mariano Rivera.  When the Yankees made [...]

Reliving All of the Best Mariano Rivera Retirement »

The end of the 2013 season will bring to a close one of the most storied careers in baseball history. Legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will hang it up after 19 seasons. Few players are as universally respected as Rivera, and as a result a number of teams have honored him this season when he made his final go-around to their [...]

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