Speaking to WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Wednesday, Mariano Rivera offered a ton of advice to Robertson, touched on Derek Jeter’s upcoming retirement tour and the Yankees’ exhibition games in Panama.
After missing the playoffs for the second time in 19 years, the Yankees added pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, catcher Brian McCann and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran for a total commitment of $438 million.
“It’s the same deal,” Robertson said Tuesday after a pre-spring training workout at the Yankees’ minor league complex. “Throwing the eighth or ninth inning, you’ve still got to get three outs.”
Mets captain David Wright hopes the Seattle Seahawks knock it out of the park — so to speak — on Super Sunday. Meanwhile, Yankees reliever David Robertson will be cheering on the guys in orange and blue.
The Yankees may be largely a team of high-priced offensive stars, but at the end of the day they will likely only go as far as their pitching and defense take them. Ivan Nova, David Robertson and Brett Gardner make the Bombers that much better.
You may not recognize the new team, but you’ll probably recognize the result: just short of 90 wins, just short of the playoffs, way short of expectations.
He drove Yankees fans crazy for years. Now he’ll try his luck in Detroit.
The Yankees apparently aren’t completely sold on the idea of David Robertson being the closer next season. That or they would like to have pitchers with closer potential taking the mound in the eighth and ninth innings.
David Robertson hasn’t yet been handed the keys to Mariano Rivera’s kingdom. He may not be anointed the Yankees’ closer for awhile. Or ever. Either way, he’s ready to contribute.
The Yankees defeated the Astros in 14 innings and have a long winter of questions ahead of them.
David Robertson got the save as Mariano Rivera looked on, and the New York Yankees got a glimpse of their future in a 3-2 win over Houston on Friday night that sent the Astros to their team-record 13th consecutive loss.
The Yankees moved past Baltimore and Cleveland in the AL wild-card hunt. New York has hit eight home runs in winning two of three in the four-game series that concludes Thursday night.
Even the most jaded Yankees apologist is gripping a shovel, ready to toss the dirt on the 2013 Bronx Bombers.
The New York Yankees have promoted right-hander Jim Miller from Triple-A to help their depleted bullpen.
So this is what the ninth inning must be like sometimes for the other 29 teams that do not have the luxury of calling on Mo.