Wisch: Cooperstown Shouldn’t Close Out Lee Smith Few closers have been as dominant as Smith, whose 12th year of HOF eligibility passed without induction.
Levine: Leadership Evolving On Cubs"I can't say who the leader will be here, but that will happen on its own," reliever Jose Veras says.
Tillman: 'I Want To Go Out Like Mariano Rivera' Charles Tillman isn't done playing football yet.
Bernstein: Time To Appreciate Paul KonerkoHe may be finishing in Chicago as unassumingly as he arrived.
That's All She Wrote: Rivera Is What's Good About Baseballariano Rivera is what's good and right about baseball. Alex Rodriguez is what's emblematic about it.
Baffoe: Baseball’s Worst And Best Make Perhaps Last Stops In ChicagoWithin 24 hours the same room held the game’s worst representative and its best.
Baffoe: Bud Selig's Brain Cloud
Sports Verdict: Most Impressive Start To The Season? Mariano Rivera Vs. Miguel CabreraTwo of the elite talents in the American League, Miguel Cabrera and Mariano Rivera, have begun this year no differently than any other they have played.
Dodgers' Kenley Jansen Respected As One Of Majors' Best RelieversIf Kenley Jansen could toss 80-90 frames for Los Angeles, he could strike out 130-140 batters with a low ERA and WHIP.
Report: Mariano Rivera To Retire After This SeasonMariano Rivera will hold a press conference Saturday announcing his plans to retire at the end of the season, according to a report.
Rivera Tears ACL, Throwing Future In Question The Yankees' 12-time All-Star caught his cleat where the grass meets the warning track in Kansas City, his right knee buckling before he hit the wall. Rivera landed on the dirt, his face contorted in pain, as Alex Rodriguez uttered the words "Oh, my God" from some 400 feet away.
Rivera Earns MLB Record 602nd SaveLong regarded as the best closer in baseball, Mariano Rivera now has more saves than anyone else, too.