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New York Yankees: Mariano Rivera’s Slump Not a Big Deal

seems to go crazy whenever Mariano Rivera blows a couple of saves, as he did last week.  But here's why it's not a big deal.

For one, there is only one person who has gone a season as a team's major closer without blowing a save.  That was Eric Gagne the year he won the Cy Young.  And he was juiced.

Consistency is an important factor, but not the only factor.  If it was, here's this year's NL MVP...Dan Uggla!

Mariano Rivera isn't doing that poorly.  He's still saved the vast majority of opportunities he's had.  Considering that Trevor Hoffman was considerably worse by this point his career (he limped to 600 saves; and was a middle reliever in his last season).  Not to mention that loads of other marquee ...

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