ajgnydc722 wrote: Lofunzo wrote:
thetongueofire wrote:if Rivera had converted Game 7 of 01 WS and one of his two BS in this ALCS, Yankees couldve had two more WS.
he has cost the Yankees a couple of very important games. he's not the same guy he was say a few years ago. Right now, i'd take Gagne. but if it was Rivera of a few years ago, i'd take him over Gagne.
Rivera hasn't cost them anything. You wanna say what he has cost them?? How about what he has gotten them??
I agree. If it weren't for Mariano Rivera the Yankees would have ZERO World championships. And I don't know how many times I have to say this but HE DIDN'T BLOW GAME 5!!!!! Anyone who thinks he is at fault for Game 5 clearly doesn't have a clue.
Game 4 is where Rivera blew it for them. He walked Millar to lead off the 9th inning. That was the tying run, and he walked it on base, and it scored of a hit that he allowed. If he didn't blow that easy save in Game 4, there wouldn't have been a Game 5 for them to lose. Or a Game 6. Or a Game 7.
I'm not saying he isn't good. I'm saying Gagne is better and probably would have the Yankees in the World Series after they swept Boston. But your saviour, "the best closer when it counts", blew the save in back-to-back elimination games and now the Yanks are having a beer watching the Astros and Cardinals play.
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