The loss of Mariano Rivera for the season with a torn ACL might have Yankee fans in mourning, but there are other issues management has to deal with that might be more pressing than filling the role of closer. The Yankees, as I have tried to point out during the first month of the season, are built around the home run. Derek Jeter appears to be the only position player who knows how to consistently get on one base at a time.
The New York Yankees haven't been without Mariano Rivera for an extended period of time since he took over the role of closer in 1997, but after suffering a torn ACL, he will be out for the remainder of the season. The Yanks have go... 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