- Of Course Rene Rivera Is Going to the Rays
Bay to San Diego, while defensive-minded catcher Rene Rivera went from San Diego to Tampa Bay. The catcher swap was the minor part of the deal for the public, but perhaps the Rays don't see it that way
- Video: Mariano Rivera on Charlie Rose
The reader has likely consumed, at some point during Mariano Rivera's farewell season, audio and/or visual of that very esteemed relief pitcher discussing his storied career. An experience
- The Commissioner's Mariano Rivera Achievement in Mariano Rivera Award
BOSTON -- Before tonight's game, MLB's all-time saves leader, inventor of the game of baseball, and best human being ever will receive the Commissioner's Mariano Rivera Achievement in Mariano Rivera
- NotGraphs Haiku: Mariano Rivera
- Juan Lagares: Assassin of Runners
a little while to recognize the name "Juan Lagares." I'd never heard of Lagares when he started getting playing time with the Mets, and I was left unimpressed by a glance at his statistical track record
- Mariano Rivera's Week of New Things
Mariano Rivera is in the process of completing a farewell tour, getting recognition even within rival ballparks. Just on its own, this tells you a few things. One, Rivera is on the verge
- Mariano Rivera's Oregano Rumpus
A tweet larded with hot facts:
At this point -- and given that Mariano Rivera will absolutely have an Oregano Rumpus in his honor on Sept. 22 -- we are left with no more, no fewer than two
- Mariano Rivera loves that you're trying
, it's not enough.
Mariano Rivera knows this. He's aware of all that you've befouled. Consider it a mission of conscience for him, this letting you know that he knows you're diminished by the effort
- Juan Perez Knows Himself
The Giants called up Juan Perez, a 26-year-old center fielder in Triple-A who had never seen the bigs before, because they were short on center fielders with Angel Pagan out. The young man has tools
- An Inning with Mariano Rivera's Command
Here is a true sentence about Mariano Rivera. Though, for his career, he's managed to strike out the same rate of batters as Arthur Rhodes, he's issued a higher rate of walks than Carl Pavano
- Mariano Rivera Breaking Bats
Mariano Rivera’s 2013 victory lap prior to his planned retirement has been fairly remarkable thus far, returning from injury at 43 showing little sign of wear. He leads baseball with 16 saves (none
- Juan Uribe, Walk Machine
/leaders.aspx?p…— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) May 2, 2013
Assuming you read the headline to this post, I've already spoiled the answer, but I'm not sure that knowing that Juan Uribe
- Mariano Rivera: Evolved Man of Mystery
came out in 1997, Mariano's first year as the Yankees full-time closer? While Rivera memorably stumbled in the playoffs that season (it seems weird just typing those words), Austin Powers: International
- This Is Juan Berenguer
I had no idea who Juan Berenguer was, had never heard of him, not once, until I saw that, above, at Old Time Family Baseball.
Baseball players come and go. Thousands of them, over a lifetime
- The Mariano Rivera Fact Sheet
Late last week the Yankees (and really all of baseball) got some bad news when Mariano Rivera tore his right ACL shagging fly balls before Thursday's game. It's been part of his pre-game routine
- Three Epigrams Concerning Mariano Rivera
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Baseball fans of all stripes were disappointed to hear Thursday of an injury to Mariano Rivera that will keep the closer out for the remainder of what
- The Complete Juan Francisco (Abridged)
of now-Braves third baseman Juan Francisco remarkable.
Over the course of just two plate appearances during yesterday's victory over the Mets (box), Francisco behaved exactly like Juan Francisco would
- Mariano Rivera: Thinking Man's Cutter
Mariano Rivera’s cutter is the most dominant pitch in the game today, if not one of the best ever. Baseball’s all-time saves leader has carved out a brilliant career with his signature offering
- Juan Rivera Hits Paydirt, But Why?
The news out of Los Angeles is that the Dodgers have inked outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera to a one-year guaranteed deal worth $4.5 million, with a club option for 2013. This deal is puzzling
- Juan Rivera and Juan Francisco: Waiver Wire Injury Replacements
might be enough to carry you to the end. For you NL-only leaguers and deep mixed league owners, here are two you might consider.
Juan Rivera |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 4.6% Yahoo - 4.0%
- Juan Rivera and Kyle Weiland: Deep League Waiver Wire
League Debut and avoid losing your entire readership. I could do no wrong!
Juan Rivera, LAD OF | 6%
Usual lefty-mashing Marcus Thames was released yesterday and the Dodgers subsequently replaced him
- Photo: Mariano Rivera Did What?
For only the 68th time in his illustrious career, and only the ninth time since 2008, Mariano Rivera, 41, blew a save.
Alex Rodriguez, like the rest of the baseball world, can't believe
- Angels Acquire Vernon Wells for Napoli, Rivera
would be adding lefty relief pitching.
That changed Friday, as the Angels acquired Vernon Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera. In picking up Wells, the Angels added name
- Peter Bourjos or Juan Pierre?
A couple of weeks back, I was talking to the great Carson Cistulli, and he posed an interesting question: Peter Bourjos, or Juan Pierre? Now, because of the nature of the conversation, I had
- Contract Crowdsourcing: Juan Uribe
I legitimately have no idea what to expect for Juan Uribe's next contract. The results should be pretty interesting.
- Rivera's Cutters Working the Count
you'll enjoy having his work published here regularly.
Dave Allen has talked at length about Mariano Rivera's cutters and how well he locates them, but it's always interesting to analyze what many
- Juan Uribe Bounces Back
For most baseball players, having Juan Uribe's recent track record after the 2008 season meant you had a nice little career and could either retire or play independent league ball somewhere. Uribe
- Royals Flush Juan Cruz
the release of Juan Cruz. I just don’t get it.
When the Royals signed Cruz to a two-year deal worth six million in February 2009, it looked a heck of a lot smarter than their signing of Kyle Farnsworth
- Mariano Rivera's Projections and the Value of the Closer
It's not exactly surprising that of all the pitchers that the fans have projected so far, Mariano Rivera is the leader in saves, ERA, WHIP, and K/BB. After all, Mo has been hands down the greatest
- WS Coverage: Mariano Rivera
Angeles and Philadelphia) was his heavy use of Mariano Rivera to get six outs an appearance and in non-save situations. Rivera's performance justified that decision, as he gave up just one run on 10
- Juan Pierre Is Not Hot
offense a boost, but it has also caused some consternation among some who believe that Juan Pierre has played well enough in Manny's absence that he should keep playing regularly.
And it's true
- Mariano Rivera's Curious Rates
, Mariano Rivera.
The first year into his three-year, $45-million contract, signed about two weeks after he turned 38, Mariano Rivera posted his best strikeout rate since his first full season
- Kindling Juan Morillo's Heat
Juan Morillo is 25-years-old with an average fastball velocity near 97 miles per hour. As far as baseball chances go, the only thing that Morillo could do to make himself more endearing to a long
- Can Mariano Rivera Defy Father Time?
After three straight seasons of declining saves totals, Mariano Rivera rebounded to post 39 in 2009, his highest total since he notched 43 in 2005. Rivera is a wonder, but he faces long odds
- Royals Sign Juan Cruz
For the last few weeks the big news around Juan Cruz has been speculation surrounding a sign-and-trade deal involving the Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins. Understandably, the Diamondbacks
- Rivera's Implications
Following up on Eric Seidman's piece today. Beyond my own skepticism on the wisdom of taking a three-year flyer on Juan Rivera, I would like to delve a little further into the defensive impact
- Rivera Returns
Earlier today our focus centered around an Angels stalwart on his way out of town, making it only fitting that tonight's topic involves an Angels outfielder returning to the team. Juan Rivera
- Free Agent Bargain: Juan Rivera
who won't cost an arm and a leg. That guy is Juan Rivera.
Two years ago, Rivera hit .310/.362/.525 for the Angels, racking up a 2.45 WPA/LI mark that made him a very solid contributor to Anaheim's
- Juan Pierre...is...Clutch??
As I write this, Bill Plaschke's "Pierre-dar 2008" is informing him something wonderful has just happened. You see, it appears that Juan Pierre has been one of the clutchiest players this season
- Daily Graphing - Juan Padilla
with this formula that I quickly threw together, it will definitely point you in the direction of some of the biggest luck offenders. I couldn't help but laugh when, at the very top of the list, I saw Juan
- Daily Graphing - Juan Pierre
Rumor has it that the Cubs are close to trading for the Marlins' center fielder Juan Pierre. We all know about Juan Pierre's speed. He was second in the National League in stolen bases and over
- Daily Graphing - Juan Uribe
After a solid season last year, it looked like Juan Uribe might be ready to breakout. Looking at his final year end numbers, it really looks like he took more of a step backwards. The graphs