Tag Archives: Mariano Rivera

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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Hot Stove: David Robertson not surprised Yankees didn’t make an offer

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David Robertson knew his days in pinstripes would be numbered when the Yankees signed Andrew Miller, and that deal prompted Robertson to sign a contact with the Chicago White Sox. While he found a new team, he said he wasn't surprised his former team didn't make him an official offer. “I kind of had a feeling ...

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Replacing a Yankees legend is never easy, but it’s been done

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Not only have the Yankees been known for their pinstripes and utmost respect for the game, they've also been known to crank out a few baseball legends every now and then. But the sad truth is, baseball legends are human and ultimately they have to retire from the game. After a legend says goodbye to ...

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Throwback: Mariano Rivera notches his first career save

Mariano Rivera's 45th birthday is today and Yankees fans know him as the greatest closer of all time but a journey to greatness has to start somewhere. In honor of Rivera's birthday, I found Rivera's first career save against the California Angels (now known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). Sit back, enjoy and Happy ...

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Yankees need to lock up David Robertson now

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The Yankees have been trying their hardest to keep the 2014 group together; they're pursing Chase Headley and Brandon McCarthy, they re-signed Chris Young and they've shown interest in Chris Capuano. However, there's one name the Yankees haven't locked up and he's been a core part of the team since the 2008 season: David Robertson. The ...

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How did the Yankees respond to the last Red Sox mega-moves?

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This isn't the first time in Yankees/Red Sox history where the Red Sox would make a flashy offseason move only to wait for the Yankees to counterattack. In fact, it last happened in 2011 when the Red Sox traded away Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers, signed Jason Varitek to a one-year ...

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Hot Stove: David Robertson’s road to four-years, $50 Million could hit a speed bump

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David Robertson is one of the best relief pitchers on the free agent market. In fact, he proved taking over Mariano Rivera's job in the ninth inning wasn't as impossible as people made it to believe. So when Robertson and his agent said they wanted 'Jonathan Papelbon money' for his services, it didn't really catch ...

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All eyes are on Robertson today

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Today is the day for players with qualifying offers to either accept or decline the $15.3 Million deal and for the Yankees, there's only one player the team has their eye on: closer David Robertson. Robertson was offered a qualifying offer last week and he has until 5 p.m. ET today to either accept or decline the ...

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