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David Robertson: Pressure Will Be Too Much for Mariano Rivera's Replacement

The good news for the Red Sox is at least the playing field is now even. Neither they nor the Yankees have an elite closer anymore. When Mariano Rivera tore his ACL shagging fly balls on Thursday, it was just about the most devastating thing that could have happened to the Yankees. It robbed them of their most important player. Just two days ago, the Star-Ledger's Marc Carig posed the question, "Do [the] Yankees boast [the] top bullpen tandem in Mariano Rivera and David Robertson?" Not anymore.
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Joe Girardi Is Right to Not Name a Closer to Replace Mariano Rivera

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (3 years ago)

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Mariano Rivera Injury: Why Red Sox Fans Will Miss the New York Yankees Great

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (3 years ago)

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Mariano Rivera: Yankees Have No Replacement for the Greatest of All Time

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (3 years ago)

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