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    Is Mariano Rivera the greatest closer ever?

    Do you think that Marino Rivera is the greatest closer of all time? Explain why or why not.

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    yes

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    Are you serious?

    Does this even need an explanation?

    Not even close.

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    duh

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    probably

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    stupid.

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    I ask because I said that today, and people looked at me like I was crazy. They was like "no freaking way, Rollie Fingers & Dennis Eckersley are soo much better".

    Just wanted to see what other people thought.

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    Is this even a conversation?

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    Yes. Gagne a close 2nd tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by King P View Post
    I ask because I said that today, and people looked at me like I was crazy. They was like "no freaking way, Rollie Fingers & Dennis Eckersley are soo much better".

    Just wanted to see what other people thought.
    Are you sure those people said that with a straight face? Mo and it isn't close. When he went in the game I knew the yankees won the world series already. He's that kind of closer, you are almost shocked when he doesn't succeed.

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    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadMemories View Post
    Yes. Gagne a close 2nd tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy553 View Post
    Are you sure those people said that with a straight face? Mo and it isn't close. When he went in the game I knew the yankees won the world series already. He's that kind of closer, you are almost shocked when he doesn't succeed.
    Yea, they were dead serious. I heard, Lee Smith, Trevor Hoffman, Dennis Eckersley, & Rollie Fingers all being better than Mo. I couldnt help but shake my head.

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    Very close for me between Dennis Eckersley and Mo. In 1990, Dennis had more saves than runners on base... That's an UNBELIEVABLE stat. Career 1.16 WHIP, which is a little inaccurate since the first half of his career he was a starter. He had a 5 year span in which his WHIP was below 1, including back to back seasons with a .61.

    Now onto Mo... wow, what to say about this guy. One of 2 pitchers with more than 500 career saves (a pointless stat usually, but when the number is higher than 500 you know the guys good), career 2.25 ERA, over 1000 strikeouts compared to 256 walks, and the .77 ERA in the postseason, which is what puts him above the rest.

    So after that, yes, Mo is the greatest closer of all time, and no one will ever take that away from him in my opinion. Absolutely amazing pitches, with no fear to throw any pitch in any count. He gets my vote, as well as any educated baseball fan's.


    #FreeSimmons

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    Yes.

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