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.
Check out the managers in this year’s Fall Classic. It shows you that the day-to-day grumbling about managers isn’t that big a deal in the end.
My question to 40 major league executives, agents and players-turned-broadcasters was “What will Robinson Cano sign for?” So what is the magic number?
As fictional President Jed Bartlet was fond of saying, “What’s next?” Let’s take a look, starting with the most obvious free agent — Robinson Cano.
“I talked to Joe on two different occasions,” Steinbrenner said. “I made it clear to him that we do want him back. My family thinks he did a great job this season given everything that happened. We’re gonna try to work something out.”
Girardi has strong Chicago roots. He grew up in East Peoria, Illinois, attended Northwestern University and played for the Cubs from 1989-1992, and then again from 2000-2002.
Does Girardi want to stay? Take a look at his answers during a long session with reporters Sunday morning and decide for yourself…
I had just come from the clubhouse, along with a throng of reporters, swarming and barking at him like hyenas. Everyone wants to be like him. Everyone wants to be him. Everyone wants a piece of his peace.
This week we have looked back at memorable games and achievements during Rivera’s career. Today we look at two moments where the fans had the chance to express their feelings and how deeply it affected him.
On Wednesday, we looked at two of the most emotional nights at the old Yankee Stadium. Today we take a look at memories made in the first year of New York’s current baseball stadiums.
“Being able to throw the last pitch in that stadium … it was good, it was good,” Rivera tells WFAN’s Sweeny Murti.
“Sometimes your best is not enough,” Rivera told WFAN’s Sweeny Murti of the 2001 World Series. “And that’s what I took from that. It wasn’t (meant) for us.”
The Beatles never got back together. And nobody else ever really took their place, did they? The Yankees will be the Yankees again one day. But they won’t ever be the same as the group you saw assembled one last time on Sunday.
So many memories of Mariano Rivera. You have yours, good and bad. But what are his recollections?
It raises a uniquely New York paradox. Can the Yankees miss the playoffs and still be a success? Can you wear your Jeter Snuggie through a fall and winter wasteland of hot-stove chatter? Yes.