Daily Debate: Can the Yankees Survive the Loss of Mariano Rivera?

The New York Yankees lost Mariano Rivera, the most accomplished closer in Major League Baseball history, yesterday when he suffered a torn ACL and a torn meniscus in his right knee after he fell awkwardly while fielding fly balls in the outfield before the game yesterday. Rivera has 608 career saves in the regular season, more than any other player. David Robertson and Rafael Soriano will be the two candidates to replace him as the closer. Voice your opinion on the Razz and Jazz Sport Blog Daily Debate.

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2 Responses to Daily Debate: Can the Yankees Survive the Loss of Mariano Rivera?

  1. CMR says:

    There will never be another Rivera. He is the Jordan of relief pitchers. But if Dave Robertson can pitch in the 9th, like he has in the 8th. The Yankees will not have a real issue at closer. It however will be beyond awkard if the Yankees bring in someone other than River to close a post-season game.

  2. I think they’ll be fine. His absence will hurt, but the Yankees are too good a team to let this affect them too much.

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