Tag Archives: Mariano Rivera

What to expect from Dellin Betances

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Everyday until the end of February, we're going to analyze each player on the 40-man roster, discussing what they did last season (majors or minors), and what we can expect from them during the 2015 season. The 40-man roster is subject to change, but we'll start with the players that are a lock to make ...

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Top 10 Yankees under Joe Torre and Joe Girardi ranked by WAR

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There are many ways to determine how valuable a player is to a team. You could judge by home runs, RBI's, OBP or slugging percentage. But one of the surefire ways to determine how valuable a player is, is by their WAR (Wins Above Replacement). Of course, WAR isn't perfect and old school baseball analysts ...

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2015 Mock Hall of Fame Ballot

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With the 2015 Hall of Fame announcements due on January 6 at 2 p.m. ET, I decided to sit down and write a mock MLB Hall of Fame ballot. There are many deserving players on the ballot and it was hard to choose just 10, but after much pondering, I made my decision. Before we begin ...

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2014 Rewind: Derek Jeter doubles in first All-Star Game AB

The 2013 All-Star Game was special to Yankees fans for many reasons: it was held in New York City (in Citi Field) and it was Mariano Rivera's final All-Star game of his career. In 2014, Derek Jeter had his chance to play one last All-Star game after being voted in by the fans, the game ...

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2014 Rewind: Derek Jeter Day ceremony

It's no secret the entire 2014 season was surrounded around Derek Jeter's "Farewell Tour", and during the month of September, it was no exception. Jeter ended his Yankees career in style, notching a game-winning RBI single in his final game at Yankee Stadium and hitting one last infield single on the final game of the ...

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Will the Yankees be a better team in 2015?

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If there was one word to describe the 2014 season aside from Derek Jeter's retirement tour, it would have to be "disappointment". The 2014 season was heartbreaking on many levels: Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran were constantly hurt, Brian McCann didn't hit to his potential for the first four months of the season, the rotation ...

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A week in review: Betances, Capuano, Headley, Prado, Phelps, Rodriguez and Scherzer,

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While the beginning of the week seemed to be quiet, the Yankees eventually got down to business; they retained a second-half fan favorite and made an incredibly puzzling trade which once again placed holes in their infield. Also happening this week, a legendary reliever gave an endorsement on who should be the next Yankees closer, the ...

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Mariano Rivera suggests Dellin Betances for the closer role

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When the Yankees let David Robertson go to the Chicago White Sox via free agency, it became evident they were going to need a new closer. Manager Joe Girardi said he wasn't going to put labels on the closer role until Spring Training, but ex-Yankee Mariano Rivera has an idea on who could take over the ...

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