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Marino Rivero #42 of the New York Yankees waves after becoming the all-time leader in saves after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rivero recorded his 602 save. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Keidel: No. 602 For The Final 42

Some may say we have a Mariano Rivera obsession. You’re damn right we do. It’s one of those oxymoronic, healthy diseases, backed by 602 saves, making Mariano now and forever the king of closers. Yes. Forever.

09/19/2011

Mariano Rivera (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mariano Rivera: Mr. 600

Did you know Mariano Rivera is about to become the all-time saves leader, passing Trevor Hoffman, who has 601. No doubt Rivera was crowned long before he becomes the official king of closers, but there’s more meat to this feat than you may think.

09/13/2011

Daniel Ray Herrera #52 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox at Goodyear Ballpark on March 2, 2011 in Goodyear, Arizona. (credit: Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Mets Acquire Daniel Herrera And Adrian Rosario To Complete K-Rod Trade

The Mets have acquired lefthanded pitcher Daniel Herrera and righthanded pitcher Adrian Rosario from the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade that sent righthanded pitcher Francisco Rodriguez and cash considerations to the Brewers on July 12.

09/01/2011

Prince Fielder

After Rain Delay, Mets Lose At Home Against Brewers

The Mets set a most dubious record Friday night, beaten by Prince Fielder and the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 in a rainy, testy matchup.

08/20/2011

Jose Reyes (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Silver Lining In Mets’ Future Or More Misery To Come? It All Revolves Around Jose Reyes

With the Mets falling out of the playoff race, the focus turns to their future which could either be bright or devastating depending on whether Jose Reyes is retained.

WFAN–07/19/2011

Sandy Alderson (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images), K-Rod (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Oops! K-Rod Says No-Trade Clause Snafu Led To Mets-Brewers Swap ‘Shock’

Francisco Rodriguez is fine with being traded to the Brewers. And why wouldn’t he be? Well, according to K-Rod, he previously indicated he did not want to be dealt to the club.

WFAN–07/15/2011

Bobby Parnell (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Without K-Rod, Who Closes For Mets? Isringhausen? Parnell? Beato?

This weekend against the Phillies, if Mets manager Terry Collins needs to pick up the bullpen phone to call for his closer, his decision won’t be so easy.

WFAN–07/15/2011

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K-Rod Co-Closing In Milwaukee? Could ‘Clause’ Trouble For Ex-Mets Star

With their trade for ex-Met Francisco Rodriguez, the Brewers now can call on a pair of potential closers. That’s great news for Milwaukee. For K-Rod, not so much.

WFAN–07/14/2011

Bobby Parnell (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Is Bobby Parnell Ready To Fill K-Rod’s Shoes As Mets’ Closer?

Bobby Parnell is the leading candidate to take over as New York Mets’ closer. Without a significant history of closing out games, it’s hard to tell if he has what it takes but Parnell does possess some traits needed to be a successful fireman.

WFAN–07/13/2011

Sandy Alderson (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images), K-Rod (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

K-Rod Sent To Brewers; Trading Season On For Sandy Alderson, Mets

The Mets made their first move in what could be a busy month for general manager Sandy Alderson, trading their big-time closer to Milwaukee.

WFAN–07/13/2011

Francisco Rodriguez

Mets Trade K-Rod, Cash To Brewers For 2 Players To Be Named Later

The Francisco Rodriguez era is over in New York. The Mets traded the former All-Star closer to the Brewers late Tuesday night. The deal was announced following the All-Star game.

WFAN–07/12/2011

Francisco Rodriguez (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Will K-Rod Notch Save No. 300 In A Mets Uniform?

Francisco Rodriguez has been the subject of recent trade speculation, with the non-roster deadline approaching on July 31. So the question is, will the closer get save No. 300 in a Mets uniform?

WFAN–07/07/2011

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Report: Mets Shopping K-Rod, Jason Isringhausen, Tim Byrdak

A trio of Mets relievers are reportedly on the trading block. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is “aggressively” shopping closer Francisco Rodriguez, setup man Jason Isringhausen and lefty reliever Tim Byrdak, according to the Daily News.

WFAN–07/06/2011

Carlos Beltran (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers ‘Interested’ In Mets’ Beltran, K-Rod

WFAN and SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers are “interested” in Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez.

WFAN–06/27/2011

K-Rod (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images), Mariano Rivera (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Mets’ K-Rod: Trade To Yankees? Sure, I’d Set Up For Mariano Rivera

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez knows he might be a goner by the July 31 trading deadline, and he’s not against serving in a setup role for a contending team. Including the Yankees.

WFAN–06/24/2011

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