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  1. Who replaces Mariano Rivera in New York?

    Joe Kaiser

    Replacing a legend is never an easy job, but then again neither is closing big league ball games. On Wednesday, we learned who'll get the first chance at taking the ball in the ninth for the Yankees in the post-Mariano Rivera era. The job, at leas...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
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  3. Biggest missed opportunities for the hot stove - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which teams missed the biggest opportunities this winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  4. Next steps for Yankees

    AJ Mass

    Although the New York Yankees haven't made any free agent signings that would indicate that they're not actually ready to hand Mariano Rivera's closer crown over to David Robertson, there's still a chance that the team ends up bringing Fernando Rodne...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  5. A Yankees demise? Not so fast ...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees' final salary offer to Joe Girardi was presented last Thursday, and now that we know how it turned out -- like a televised poker game in which we see the cards -- it's evident that the past week has been about negotiating, about trying to...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  6. Yankees, Cano appear far apart on dollars

    Buster Olney

    When Mariano Rivera was asked on the day he announced his retirement about what the perfect ending to his career would be, he talked about being on the mound for the World Series -- and even at the time he said it, that seemed unreachable, given all ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  7. Bits: A tribute to Helton, Pettitte, Rivera

    Eric Karabell

    As the 2013 baseball season enters its final week, it seems an appropriate time to pay tribute to the once-productive players that occasionally carried fantasy teams but have already announced their intention to retire. On Sunday, Colorado Rockies fi...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  8. The first unanimous Hall of Famer

    Buster Olney

    MILWAUKEE -- Rachel Robinson said last year that she is so glad Mariano Rivera is the last player to wear No. 42, and the affection she has for him was apparent during Sunday's ceremony, in the way that she held his face and looked into his eyes. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  9. Oritz, Rivera share unique bond

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The phone call was unprompted, but not entirely unexpected, because the relationship David Ortiz has developed with Mariano Rivera is built on honesty, Ortiz has learned. Rivera tells him exactly what he thinks, the way Ortiz's father will,...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  10. 10 X factors down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With just two and a half weeks left in the regular season, we still have dramatic division races in the National League Central and American League West as well as an intense wild-card race in the AL where five teams are separated by just three games...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  11. Bullpen Report: Is Uehara a top-5 closer?

    Eric Karabell

    One could argue that no relief pitcher is playing a larger role in the pennant races these days than Boston Red Sox right-hander Koji Uehara. The Red Sox scored off the great Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning late Thursday night -- his sixth blown s...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  12. Kenley Jansen and Tony Cingrani thriving as one-pitch pitchers - ...

    Dash Davidson

    Like Mariano Rivera, Kenley Jansen and Tony Cingrani are thriving as one-pitch pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  13. Where Robinson Cano could go

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- If the Yankees don't make the playoffs, then as of this morning, there are 33 games left in the career of Mariano Rivera. But everybody saw that coming. There may also be only 33 games remaining in Robinson Cano's tenure with the Ya...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  14. Bullpen Report: Brothers 'the man' again

    Eric Karabell

    Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt probably deserved a better fate this week in Philadelphia, but now it's reasonable to ask if Thursday night was the last time we'll see the Venezuelan right-hander pitch. Betancourt blew the save in Wednesday...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  15. The closer myth is dying - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why it's not necessary for contenders to pay for an elite closer to win the World Series. He points to the past two champions -- St. Louis and San Francisco -- as examples.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  16. At the midway point: AL East review

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the 2013 baseball season, and obviously, we've seen some good, some bad and some Josh Hamilton. This week in the KaraBlog, we'll take a look at each team at the midpoint of the season and discuss what has happened and wha...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  17. Closer Report: Mo's WHIP; Bailey's woes

    Eric Karabell

    One should never root for rain at a parade or for a speaker to flub a speech, but the fact is these things do occasionally happen. Good stories take turns in the other direction, whether we want them to or not. And so it is that we must deal with a b...

    Blog | June 21, 2013