Category: Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera Says Nothing Will Change His Mind About Retirement

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Mariano Rivera decided last spring that 2012 would be his final season in Major League Baseball. After he tore his ACL last May, it looked his final chapter would have anything but a happy ending. A cloud of uncertainty hovered over the Big Apple as Rivera contemplated his future. He ...

Injury-Shortened Season Leads Andy Pettitte to Come Back for at Least One More Year

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Andy Pettitte is coming back to the Bronx for another season. This one appears to be his last. The left-hander agreed to a one-year contract for $12 million, plus incentive bonuses, for the upcoming season. Pettitte was a late addition to the Yankees' roster last spring, but as usual he ...

Mariano Rivera’s Goal Is To Return This Season, Won’t Guarantee A Comeback In September

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Mariano Rivera isn't calling it a season just yet. The Yankees closer was put on the disabled list on May 4 after tearing his right ACL while shagging fly balls prior to a game against the Kansas City Royals. Last week, Dr. Keith Pyne claimed that he could see No.42 ...

Joe Torre Says Mariano Rivera Was the Most Important Player to the Yankees Postseason Success

Monday, May 7th, 2012

It was a scene that no Yankee fan ever wanted to see. Mariano Rivera was lying in the outfield, grimacing after tearing his ACL shagging fly balls in Kansas City last week. It was gut-wrenching to see one of the best players to ever wear the pinstripes writhing in pain. ...

Mariano Rivera on being the best closer of all-time: “I don’t see myself as that. I consider myself a blessed man.”

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Mariano Rivera nailed down career save No.601 in a 7-6 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. Rivera tied former Padres closer, Trevor Hoffman, for first place on the all-time saves list. For Mo it was just another day at the office, but the legendary shutdown closer is ...

Hal Steinbrenner Discusses Jeter, Unmet Expectations, Out Of Line Colleagues In Candid Interview

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

It's going to be an interesting offseason for the New York Yankees. Despite the fact that new, shiny toys seem to arrive in their proverbial garage each and every free agency period, there's been a number of mainstays that baseball fans expect to be there in pinstripes come Opening Day ...

Mariano Rivera Ready To Make A Run At Number Six

Monday, March 8th, 2010

When will New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera ever slow down? Probably not until he hangs it up for good, whenever that may be. Rivera continues to be maintain his absolute dominance over the game of baseball from his closer role well into his 30s, and he played a significant ...

Jonathan Papelbon: “I think the biggest thing is in these kinds of situations is making both sides happy”

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Since becoming Boston's closer in 2006, Jonathan Papelbon has a 1.74 ERA with 151 saves in 168 opportunities and an 11-10 record. The Red Sox have had a hell of a run with Papelbon as their end guy, but will last years tough end be easy to overcome for Papelbon. ...

Andy Pettitte: “I want to do great; I want to be great for the team, I want to be great for the fans”

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Andy Pettitte is part of the “Core 4”; this is made up of Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, the last remaining players from the Yankees Dynasty in the last 90’s and early 2000’s.  The "Core 4" all came up at roughly the same time, getting their first ...