Monday, September 19, 2011

Why Mariano Rivera Isn't The Greatest Relief Pitcher of All-Time

Let me begin my congratulating Mariano Rivera for earning his 602nd career save this afternoon. The longtime New York Yankees closer passed Trevor Hoffman for MLB's all-time lead in saves when he got the final three outs against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium to preserve a 6-4 victory.

Michael Kay, the longtime voice of the Yankees, proclaimed "the greatest closer in history now has the most saves in history."

While Rivera's accomplishment is magnificent, I beg to differ. I submit that Mariano Rivera is not the greatest relief pitcher in the history of baseball.

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