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Mariano Rivera

  1. Yankees having internal discussions about Joaquin Benoit

    Dec 10, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

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    Bob Nightengale of USA Today has the scoop on the Yankees’ reliever search … The #Yankees would love to grab two relievers and have had lots of internal discussions about Joaquin Benoit — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 11, 2013 Benoit registered an exceptional 2.01 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 73/22 K/BB ratio in 67 innings this…

  2. A dozen dismissed: the best players left off the Hall of Fame ballot

    Nov 26, 2013, 5:58 PM EDT

    Keith Foulke

    While the BBWAA screening committee was keeping up with the Joneses — Jacque and Todd, to be precised — it left a bunch of superior players off Tuesday’s Hall of Fame ballot reveal. In the grand scheme of things, it hardly matters who makes the ballot to be cast off after one year and who…

  3. Mariano Rivera to Drew Storen: “You don’t need my cutter”

    Nov 22, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post put together an in-depth look at Drew Storen’s late-season turnaround. It’s a great read, chock full of charts and stats, but perhaps the most interesting part came in the opening paragraph. Drew Storen had the privilege of meeting Mariano Rivera. Knowing such an opportunity is fleeting, Storen asked Rivera…

  4. Yankees to play exhibition games in Panama to honor Mariano Rivera

    Nov 12, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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    This is pretty cool. Mariano Rivera has talked about wanting the Yankees to play an exhibition game in his hometown of Panama City, Panama and now it’s happening. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees will play two exhibition games against the Marlins in Panama on March 15 and March…

  5. Dan Quisenberry for the Hall of Fame

    Nov 5, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    Dan Quisenberry

    OK, so you have probably heard — there are 12 finalists on what the Baseball Hall of Fame is calling the Expansion Era Ballot. These are players, managers and executives who contributed during what the Hall (naturally) calls the Expansion Era — from 1973 to the present. Only problem is, that’s not really the Expansion Era.…

  6. Mariano Rivera, Francisco Liriano win 2013 Comeback Player of the Year Awards

    Nov 5, 2013, 7:01 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    The Comeback Player of the Year: an award you never want to be a candidate for, but one which, if you win, represents a triumph. It’s gotta feel pretty good overall. And Mariano Rivera and Francisco Liriano are probably feeling pretty good today, because won the Comeback Player of the Year Awards for the AL and…

  7. Red Sox redefine what it means to be dynasty

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

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    These Boston Red Sox are a new kind of dynasty. I suppose there’s a question if they really ARE a dynasty, if that word “Dynasty” even means anything in today’s game, with 30 teams and the game’s structure pushing toward parity. But Boston did win its third World Series in a 10-year-span. Only eight teams…

  8. LaTroy Hawkins helps subdue an unruly American Airlines passenger

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

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    On his way to Chile to partake in a little dove hunting, LaTroy Hawkins got his adventure on a little early this morning, when he and another man assisted flight attendants in subduing an unruly passenger on his American Airlines flight. Hawkins wrote on instagram that the flight had to make an emergency landing in…

  9. Mariano Rivera to be given the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award before Game 2

    Oct 24, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Reuters

    The official news: Mariano Rivera will be given the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award during the pregame of tonight’s game. The award recognizes “contributions of historical significance in Major League Baseball.”  And Rivera certainly has those. The question: according to the release, the last time this was given out was in 2011 to Ken Griffey Jr. Kinda…

  10. Are the Yankees preparing for a shopping spree?

    Oct 18, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Sources close to ESPN’s Andrew Marchand tell him that the Yankees are preparing for a shopping spree that could total as much as $300 million. Marchand recalls that the last time the Yankees unloaded that much money in a single off-season came after the 2008 season, when the Yankees committed a total of $423 million…

  11. The Uehara Phenomenon

    Oct 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    So, you probably know that this year Boston’s Koji Uehara proved to be harder to reach base against than any pitcher in the history of baseball. That’s a pretty good thing. Here’s the list of the Top 10 WHIPs in baseball history, pitching at least 50 innings: 1. Koji Uehara, 2013, 0.565 2. Dennis Eckersley,…

  12. Yankees close to extension with pitching coach Larry Rothschild

    Oct 10, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Larry Rothschild Reuters

    After announcing a four-year extension for manager Joe Girardi yesterday, the Yankees are now turning their attention to other members of his staff. According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Yankees are close to an extension with pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Hired after the 2010 season, Rothschild’s contract is set…

  13. Why hasn’t there been a unanimous Hall of Famer? (And 20 players who should have been)

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Every time an undeniably great baseball player retires — the latest being Mariano Rivera — there will be a handful of people who will wonder: Is he finally the one? Will he become the first unanimous Hall of Famer? In a way, it’s a bizarre concept. How could there have never been a unanimous Hall…

  14. Will Mariano Rivera be a unanimous Hall of Fame selection?

    Sep 30, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

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    It’s rather silly that there have never been any unanimous Hall of Fame inductees. But really, there were some people who actually submitted votes who didn’t vote for Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Tom Seaver, Cal Ripken and many others (actually every other) when they were first up for induction into Cooperstown. It’s a story of…

  15. Jim Johnson joins the 50-save club for the second consecutive season

    Sep 29, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles' Johnson pitches against the Boston Red Sox during a MLB spring training baseball game in Sarasota, Florida

    Wrapping up a 7-6 win over the Red Sox, Orioles closer Jim Johnson recorded his 50th save of the season, joining Craig Kimbrel as the only relievers to reach the 50-save echelon this season. For Johnson, it is the second consecutive year in which he has recorded at least 50 saves — he recorded 51…

  16. It sounds like we have seen the last of Mariano Rivera

    Sep 28, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated earlier this week that Mariano Rivera could finally get his wish and play some center field this weekend in Houston, but it sounds like it’s not going to happen. In fact, it’s increasingly likely that Thursday’s epic send-off at Yankee Stadium was his final appearance in an MLB game. Girardi:…

  17. Craig Kimbrel is 11th with 50-save season

    Sep 28, 2013, 12:20 AM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel

    Craig Kimbrel notched his 50th save of the year Friday in the Braves’ 1-0 win over the Phillies, making him the 11th different reliever to reach the milestone. In all, there have been 13 50-save seasons, with Mariano Rivera and Eric Gagne having gotten there twice. The Orioles’ Jim Johnson could also get there for…

  18. Whose career would you rather have: Derek Jeter’s or Mariano Rivera’s?

    Sep 27, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Yankees announcer Michael Kay was on the Dan Patrick Show today and they raised an interesting question: Whose career would you rather have: Derek Jeter‘s or Mariano Rivera‘s?  Secondly: would either make it to the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore as one of the team’s top four players ever? Personally, I’d rather have Jeter’s simply because I’d rather…

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 27, 2013, 6:32 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 6, Angels 5: They were up then down then bang! Jurickson Profar with the walkoff blast. This one would’ve been way easier, however, if Mitch Moreland, Ian Kinsler and Adrian Beltre all hadn’t committed errors in the second inning, allowing three unearned runs. But it was a must-win game and the Rangers won. Indians 6, Twins 5: A win,…

  20. Mariano Rivera holds Rays scoreless in final appearance at Yankee Stadium

    Sep 26, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Reuters

    Mariano Rivera‘s final appearance at Yankee Stadium is in the books. While he didn’t get a save chance, he retired all four batters he faced tonight in a 4-0 loss to the Rays. Yankee Stadium was buzzing well in advance of his appearance, as loud chants of “Mariano” could be heard while he was warming…

  21. Yankees might use Mariano Rivera as a center fielder

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera stretches during the first day of MLB spring training workouts for pitchers and catchers in Tampa, Florida in this file photo

    Oh boy, this might be fun. For tonight it’ll be business as usual because the Yankees are playing the Rays and Tampa Bay is going after a playoff spot, but manager Joe Girardi just told reporters that he’s “absolutely” considering using Mariano Rivera in center field during the final series in Houston. Rivera has always…

  22. Bud Selig makes it official: He’ll step down in January of 2015

    Sep 26, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    Bud Selig insisted way back in July of 2012 that he planned to step down following the 2014 season and today he made it official, announcing that he will cease being Commissioner in January of 2015. Selig, who will turn 80 in July, has been running MLB since 1992, for six years as interim Commissioner…

  23. Mariano Rivera has the most popular jersey in baseball

    Sep 26, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Major League Baseball just announced the most popular jerseys sold and Mariano Rivera is at the top of the list: 1.    Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees 2.    Matt Harvey, New York Mets 3.    Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers 4.    Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles 5.    Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 6.    Clayton Kershaw,  Los Angeles Dodgers 7.    Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 8.    Andrew McCutchen,…

  24. Yankees eliminated with Indians’ victory

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    Yankees' Ryan, Cano and Reynolds wait for new pitcher after the Rays scored four runs in MLB game in New York

    It’s official: the Yankees’ season is over after 162 games for just the second time in the wild card era. The Bombers were eliminated from contention when the Indians topped the White Sox 7-2 on Wednesday evening. Just a few minutes later, they wrapped up an 8-3 loss to the Rays, leaving them with an…

  25. MLB making print, video tributes to Mariano Rivera

    Sep 25, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Not many retiring ballplayers get special recognition by Major League Baseball. I didn’t see Carlos Lee and Scott Proctor getting this treatment. But Mariano Rivera is a special case. Here’s the ad which will run in Thursday’s USA Today, New York Daily News, New York Post andMetro NY: And here’s a video tribute produced by MLB Video. OK,…

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