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NJ Chief Fan
07-16-2006, 03:11 PM
Mo Rivera just recorded his 400 career save, congrats to easily the greatest closer off all time

Sure-Oz
07-16-2006, 03:13 PM
yeah, but **** the yankees

Bowser
07-16-2006, 03:15 PM
yeah, but **** the yankees

Amen.

NJ Chief Fan
07-16-2006, 03:17 PM
true f#ck the yankees, but you cant deny rivera is the greatest

CoMoChief
07-16-2006, 03:18 PM
He's a major force, but his cutting fastball isnt what it used to be.

Jeff Montgomery > Mariano Rivera :p

Deberg_1990
07-16-2006, 03:18 PM
Mo Rivera just recorded his 400 career save, congrats to easily the greatest closer off all time

He is?? you cant compare closers these days to guys back in the 70's and early 80's. Most closers these days pitch no more than 1 inning at a time. Saves are cheap these days.

Demonpenz
07-16-2006, 03:18 PM
I will deny that he is the greatest. Lee Smith was pretty bad ass too. I do like the fact that he has one pitch

CoMoChief
07-16-2006, 03:21 PM
Eck was a very good closer too.

NJ Chief Fan
07-16-2006, 03:21 PM
his saves come in high pressure situations, he pitches in new york, you know new yorkers will tear into you if ya fugg up, his cutter sure isnt what it once was but he still throws 94-95

Demonpenz
07-16-2006, 03:22 PM
yeah he plays in new york which means he always has the best talent around him and he is consistantly put in winable situations. Thats why not only not the best player, i would venture to say he is below a human being.

Count Alex's Losses
07-16-2006, 03:26 PM
Akinori Otsuka is the greatest closer ever.

NJ Chief Fan
07-16-2006, 03:30 PM
rivera career save % is .88(400 of 454) with a career 2.33 era

trying to find 1. lee smith 2. trevor hoffman 3. john franco

these are the top save leaders off all time...rivera is 4th

NJ Chief Fan
07-16-2006, 03:33 PM
hoffman 460 career saves 52 blown .898 career save %(460 of 512) 2.77 career era....ok he might be better than rivera

Otter
07-16-2006, 03:58 PM
Mo Rivera just recorded his 400 career save, congrats to easily the greatest closer off all time

Agreed.

He doesn't have a whole lot of tricks up his sleave, just zings it in there with a whole lot of pepper and says "try to hit it".

He's been consistant for many years (in baseball terms) now too.

Cochise
07-16-2006, 05:08 PM
You can take any of those guys if you want to, but I'll pick Rivera over them to close out my games.

HMc
07-16-2006, 08:35 PM
Is a save where he comes in and pitches the last one or two innnings and doesn't blow the lead that they've got?

Moooo
07-16-2006, 08:37 PM
Is a save where he comes in and pitches the last one or two innnings and doesn't blow the lead that they've got?

Yes. So pretty much 12% of the time he screws up... :)

Moooo

NJ Chief Fan
07-17-2006, 12:47 AM
as i was saying before, mariano rivera is the greatest closer of all time, and as i was going to espn.com i check their usually poll, and the poll was who is the greatest closer of all time, with no suprise, rivera is ahead by a large margain, rivera 54%, eck 30%, lee smith 7%, hoffman and sutter at 5%

Miles
07-17-2006, 12:51 AM
as i was saying before, mariano rivera is the greatest closer of all time, and as i was going to espn.com i check their usually poll, and the poll was who is the greatest closer of all time, with no suprise, rivera is ahead by a large margain, rivera 54%, eck 30%, lee smith 7%, hoffman and sutter at 5%

Without getting into the old school argument of relief pitchers and starters trowing more innings, since I have been watching baseball Rivera is easily the best I have seen.

There have been short periods where closers were better but they didnt last more than a year or two the level Rivera has been for his career. Rivera is easily the best and has been even better in the playoffs.

I can't stand the Yankees but when I think of a unhitable pitch, Rivera's 95 mph cutter is the first that comes to mind.

Demonpenz
07-17-2006, 12:57 AM
Without getting into the old school argument of relief pitchers and starters trowing more innings, since I have been watching baseball Rivera is easily the best I have seen.

There have been short periods where closers were better but they didnt last more than a year or two the level Rivera has been for his career. Rivera is easily the best and has been even better in the playoffs.

I can't stand the Yankees but when I think of a unhitable pitch, Rivera's 95 mph cutter is the first that comes to mind.


You mean hit with authority. It is very hittable, you just end up with a broken bat. When i think of unhittable i think randy johnsons 90 mph slider in his hayday

chefsos
07-17-2006, 12:58 AM
Without getting into the old school argument of relief pitchers and starters trowing more innings, since I have been watching baseball Rivera is easily the best I have seen.

There have been short periods where closers were better but they didnt last more than a year or two the level Rivera has been for his career. Rivera is easily the best and has been even better in the playoffs.

I can't stand the Yankees but when I think of a unhitable pitch, Rivera's 95 mph cutter is the first that comes to mind.
I was thinking of typing something like this, but you said it better anyway. I, too, hate the MFY, but you gotta tip your cap to Rivera: the dude gets it done year after year after year.