Mariano Rivera walks off the Yankee Stadium diamond to a large applause from fans on Sept. 26, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Yankees Fall 4-0 To Rays In Rivera’s Final Home Game

During four minutes of thunderous chanting from the sellout crowd 48,675 began, an overcome Rivera sobbed as he buried his head on the shoulder of Pettitte, who also is retiring when the season ends Sunday, and then hugged Jeter.


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Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera To Retire After 2013 Season

“It’s official now,” Rivera said at a press conference Saturday morning. “After this year I’ll be retired.”


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Report: Jose Valverde Not Likely To Sign With Mets

It seems unlikely that the Mets will sign Jose Valverde to join their bullpen.


Mariano Rivera (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images), Bobby Parnell (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Palladino: Keep Your Eye On Closers Mariano Rivera, Bobby Parnell

Compare and contrast. Go ahead. It’ll make the next six weeks even more interesting.


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Coleman: Bobby Parnell Ready, Willing, Able To Step Up As Mets’ Closer

Parnell on Wednesday morning said that he appreciated manager Terry Collins’ phone call on Tuesday night — the message basically being, “Get ready, we may need you.”


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Mets’ Collins On Frank Francisco: ‘He Is The Closer’

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has resisted naming Frank Francisco his team’s closer. Maybe his manager never got the memo.


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Report: Converting Mike Pelfrey To Closer ‘Squashed’ By Mets

Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen? Sure, it’s a good headline. But in theory, making Pelfrey next season’s closer — and finding someone to replace his 200-plus innings — doesn’t make much sense.


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Report: Mets Gauge Mike Pelfrey’s Interest In Becoming Next Season’s Closer

If you watch the games or read the box scores, you know the Mets’ bullpen is bad. So what’s the answer? It might just be Mike Pelfrey.


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Sources: Mets May Try To Void K-Rod Deal

WFAN and’s Jon Heyman has learned the Mets are looking into the possibility of voiding closer Francisco Rodriguez’s contract.