Jonathan Papelbon reveals his pursuit of Mariano Rivera’s all-time saves record as the reason he wanted to remain a closer.
With the addition of Mariano Rivera Jr. in the draft, the Nationals are clearly stockpiling sons of legendary former baseball players.
Aside from managing a terribly boring All-Star Game, AL manager Jim Leyland chose to go with 43-year-old Mariano Rivera in the 8th inning last night, versus the 9th, to ensure he’d get in the game. This seems worth screaming at each other over at 6 a.m.
Twitter is a dangerous place for someone with a quick trigger finger and a massive following, and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports became its latest victim on Sunday, when he accidentally ended a tweet with a hashtag completely unrelated to the sport he covers … or any sport.
Two of the elite talents in the American League, Miguel Cabrera and Mariano Rivera, have begun this year no differently than any other they have played.
If Kenley Jansen could toss 80-90 frames for Los Angeles, he could strike out 130-140 batters with a low ERA and WHIP.