MARIANO RIVERA RUMORS

Once Again #42 Will Make its Way Onto the Diamond

  With the Retirement of Mariano Rivera at the end of last season, the number 42 jersey in baseball has “officially” been retired.  Rivera was the last player to be grandfathered in after Major League Baseball retired the jersey on this date in 1997. It was not due, however, to some prophecy of Mo’s future dominance that lead to the number’s retirement, but rather to...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankee great Rivera's son on New Hampshire team

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) The son of retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to pitch for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire.
Via FOXSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees: Cheap bullpen exposed already

Mariano Rivera celebrates a victory against the Baltimore Orioles on August 31, 2009 by shaking catcher Jorge Posada’s hand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The significance of a bullpen reared its ugly head last night when the Yankees lost the rubber match between to the Orioles, 5-4. Heading into the ninth inning tied at 3-3, the Orioles took advantage by scoring a pair of runs off...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB naming reliever awards after Rivera, Trevor Hoffman

Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman (Credit: Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press) Major League Baseball has decided to reward two of the best relievers in the history of baseball by renaming the annual awards for relievers in each league.  The American League Reliever of the Year Award has been renamed after legendary Mariano Rivera who retired in 2013 after amassing 651 saves (most all...
Via Reading Between The Seams
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera set to release children's book

Mariano Rivera is no longer torturing major league hitters with tantalizing cutters due to retiring after the 2013 season. However, that doesn't mean Rivera isn't still putting in work.According to For the Win, the legendary New York Yankees closer has been working on a memoir aptly entitled "The Closer," which is aimed toward younger audiences and scheduled to...
Via Bush League Chronicle
11 days ago  |  Discuss

For Your Saturday Viewing Pleasure: Mariano Rivera In Panama

When I noticed an email from MLB in my inbox this morning promoting a video of last week's Legends Series in Panama, I was like, so what? The series honoring Mariano Rivera was, after all, old news. However, when I watched the video I saw things I hadn't seen before when watching coverage of the series.  The video doesn't include any game footage. It is basically...
Via Lady At The Bat
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Mariano Rivera Deserve A Unanimous Hall of Fame Enshrinement?

It's starting to seem like the BBWAA is afraid to induct a player to the Hall of Fame with 100% of the vote. Mariano Rivera is not just a first ballot Hall of Famer - he deserves to be on every ballot when the time comes. And we're talking objectively here. Rivera is by far the greatest relief pitcher of all time and it shows by his record 652 career saves...
Via YanksinExile.com
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera was ready to retire, had ‘no desire’ in September

Mariano Rivera could still be a very effective closer if he chose to return to the New York Yankees for another season in 2014. The 43-year-old saved 44 games this season. He blew a career-high seven saves, though his 2.11 ERA was below his career ERA of 2.21. Still, all indications are that the Sandman […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

How Do You Like Them Apples? Mariano Rivera's New Hobby

So what's Mariano Rivera's post baseball life going to be like? Well, if what he was doing a couple of days before his final Yankee Stadium appearance is any indication, Mo looks like he is heading for a pretty normal retired life. The night after he was honored at Yankee Stadium, Mo wanted to pick some apples with his family- something he had done last year while...
Via YanksinExile.com
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera retirement gifts: A look at what he received

As a show of respect for the greatest closer of all time, many MLB teams gave Mariano Rivera a unique retirement gift upon his last visit to their ballpark. Rivera, 43, announced prior to the season that this would be his last year playing. His announcement gave teams plenty of time to plan what they […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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