By now most YANKEE fans have heard the terrible news about the greatest closer in baseball history, Mariano Rivera. Mo tore his right ACL shagging flies in the outfield in Kansas City before last nights game. Rivera will have to decide to come back or not. He was thinking of retiring after this year. My wife and I just had lunch with Mo in Baltimore in early April. I am so sad and I am shedding tears as many YANKEE fans will. I hope Mo decides to return and leave baseball from the mound as he deserves. You are loved Mo. In life, one never knows what will happen, but we must play the cards we are dealt and move forward.
What will the YANKEES do to replace Rivera for this season. They have decisions to make. We will all have opinions, here is mine. Robertson becomes the closer. I would move either Phelps or Hughes to the bullpen as setup man along with Soriano. I would tell Soriano he needs to step up big time. Joba may be back for the second half of the season. Starters would be CC, Kuroda, Nova, Pettitte, (Phelps or Hughes) or someone who may be ready to step in. Adam Warren is a possibility. Mitchell to the bullpen. Play for six innings from the starters and finish off the seventh, eight, by any of the group or combinations of the group with Robertson closing it out.
Have a team meeting and a no feeling sorry for yourselves wake up talk. Jeter will lead the way, he always has. The lineup needs to step up and stop taking big dollars for not producing. Yes, Arod, you are the number one culprit. But there are other right now. Grind out every day every game and make the playoffs. Damn it, play WIN METHOD baseball. You can't win every game, but you can win enough to move to the second season.
We are YANKEES and we are WIN METHOD. We are the best. Lets hear it fans........
LETS GO YANKEES....LETS GO YANKEES