Mariano Rivera tore his ACL shagging fly balls during batting practice on Thursday night in Kansas City, and while the loss of the Yankees' top relief pitcher will certainly be felt over the remainder of this season, it will not be as catastrophic as many think. This is primarily because all closers, even Mariano Rivera, are overrated. I realize this is not a very popular stance, especially among Yankees fans - a group of which I am a member - but that doesn't change the fact that it's true.
The New York Yankees did not expect a night like this when they arrived in Kansas City on Thursday. Mariano Rivera's Hall of Fame career might have ended on Thursday night while shagging fly balls in center field during batting prac... Read Post
It's ironic that New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, the all-time leader in saves, tore his ACL chasing a fly ball in batting practice before Thursday's game against the Kansas City Royals, via ESPN. Manager Joe Girardi said on ... Read Post