20 min ago
San Francisco Giants
'Rags' to pitching riches: Righetti's skill sparked debate
By the time Righetti's active Major League playing career ended in 1995, closers usually pitched only a ballgame's final inning.
3 hrs ago
Blown saves: The managerial misuse of closers
Mariano Rivera is considered the greatest relief pitcher of all time. The New York Yankees great has been dominant at all stages of his storied 19-season major league career and in all situations, whether as a setup man, a closer, during the regular season or during the postseason.
8 hrs ago
Over The Monster
Terry Francona, a roaring memory
It's easy to forget how laden with talent the 2003 and 2004 Red Sox were, but today Terry Francona returns to Fenway to remind us.
17 hrs ago
Major League Baseball
Granderson slowly regaining timing, rhythm
Curtis Granderson has been working on knocking off the rust after spending most of the season on the disabled list, and he has been reviewing video with hitting coach Kevin Long in hopes of getting his swing right.
Wed May 22, 2013
New York Post
Yankees can set up 2014 pen on cheap
The most humble of stars, Mariano Rivera is suddenly an attention magnet. Such is his skill and likability quotient that he is being cheered across the baseball landscape, not just in The Bronx.
Ovc Baseball: Bragga relieved to have strong closer in Lucio
If any of Tennessee Tech's Ohio Valley Conference tournament games come down to a narrow lead, coach Matt Bragga likes the pitcher he has in his corner to turn to.
Can Mariano Rivera Win the AL Cy Young in His Farewell Campaign?
Mariano Rivera has many awards in his collection, but he doesn't have an American League Cy Young Award yet.
Tue May 21, 2013
Yankees hit 4 HRs, beat Orioles 6-4 in 10 innings
A tense AL East duel between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles revealed the strengths and weaknesses of each team.
Mon May 20, 2013
After 74 years, Utahn Yvonne Pierce fulfills dream, sees New York Yankees live
Layton resident Yvonne Pierce holds the sign she took with her to Coors Field to cheer on the Yankees against the Rockies.
Double G Sports
Cashman's "Bad" Moves Once Again Proving Critics Wrong
This was supposed to be the year when it all fell apart. When the 18 year Yankee dynasty of five world series rings, 13 division titles, three wild cards and a staggering league high 1,731 wins would all come crashing down with the force of the same 97 MPH cutter that brought them there.
Blogger Q&A: Tanya Bondurant of Pinstriped Bible on the Yankees
What does the upcoming series look like from a Yankees fan perspective? Mark talked to Tanya Bondurant from Pinstriped Bible to find out.
Sun May 19, 2013
Pirates notebook: McCutchen sits out due to sore knee
"I didn't feel anything at the time, but I think that's something that caused my uncomfortable feeling," McCutchen said.
Yanks Go Yard
A Review of the New York Yankees' May Performance
After a month and a half into the baseball season, it has become obvious that the Yankees are good.
The Miami Herald
Jeff Jacobs: Robinson Cano a keeper for Yankees
Three times Saturday, Robinson Cano flashed a smile as big as Jay-Z's when he sees his wife, Beyonce, after a long day at the office.
Sat May 18, 2013
Yanks Go Yard
How Mariano Rivera Should Be Honored At The MLB All-Star Game
Waldman said that Rivera considers himself as a reliever and most likely would not accept the proposal if it was offered.
Fri May 17, 2013
Mariano Rivera is the Greatest Pitcher since Sandy Koufax
At some point this year, in either September or October, the greatest pitcher we've ever seen will throw his final pitch.
Bless You Boys
The Arbitary 30: BYB's week seven MLB Power Rankings
The Astros off the schedule, the Tigers tumble as a new team takes the top spot in our weekly power rankings.
Yanks Go Yard
Dellin Betances: Out of Options, But Is That a Bad Thing?
Lost in this weekend's Yankees activities- a sweep of the Royals, Eduardo Nunez being placed on the disabled list, the kerfuffle between Mariano Rivera and Joba Chamberlain - was some interesting news out of Scranton, when the Yankees officially ended Dellin Betances ' career as a starting pitcher.
Thu May 16, 2013
New York Post
Yankees' amazing Rivera 'closing' his career in style
The Replacements are doing a great job, but the reason the Yankees are in first place is the incredible work of the bullpen and the living masterpiece that is save artist Mariano Rivera.