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Mariano Rivera's Injury Is Not as Big of a Deal as You Think

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.
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New York Yankees: Preliminary Report Is Mariano Rivera Has a Torn ACL

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (2 years ago)

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

Mariano Rivera: Will Torn ACL Push Legendary Yankees Closer into Retirement?

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (2 years ago)

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

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

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (2 years ago)

He would never admit it, but the gods are unjust. If you haven’t heard, the Yankees’ 42-year-old closer Mariano Rivera tore his ACL shagging batting practice fly balls in Kansas City on Thursday night. The most pointless thing in th... Read Post


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