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jayman wrote:It's like coming [to] the Yankees and having the nerve to ask Jeter for his number.
jayman wrote:I don't care and I'm sure Mo is not losing any sleep over this.
But, I understand why some people are upset.
It's like coming the Yankees and having the nerve to ask Jeter for his number.
A while from know when Jepordy has the answer "Tough NY closer known as the Sandman", almost everyone will answer Mo.
I honestly don't get why Wagner would keep the song. He's a great closer but he's no Mo. Even if he pitches great this year, he's still no Mo. To me, it seems like he's looking up to Mo, and that's the way it should be.
garf112 wrote:I realize that Mariano Rivera will forever be known as the greatest closer of all time, but if you look at the regular season stats Mo and Wagner are very similar pitchers (with Mo being more durable).
The difference is only in their playoff stats. Mo's numbers are astounding 0.89 ERA in 111.2 IP.
Billy Wagner has a 9+ ERA in 4.2 IP.
Yankees' playoff appearances= 11 (7 ALCS, 6 WS)
Astros/Phillies playoff appearances= 4 (0 NLCS, 0 WS)
Some might argue that Wagner just didn't have the opportunites that Rivera had. I am not taking anything away from Mo, but part of his greatness has been that he has played for a team that has been dynastic. I also understand that winning championships in all sports is part of greatness.
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