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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

SI.com - Mariano Rivera: I’d take Dustin Pedroia over Robinson Cano

First Joe Torre does it to A-Rod, and now this.  Woe betide all those who fail to live up to the burden of True Yankeedom:

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera writes in his new book that he would take Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia over former teammate Robinson Cano because “I don’t think Robby burns to be the best.”

In Rivera’s new book, The Closer, being released Tuesday, he also writes that no one plays harder or wants to win more than Pedroia. [...]

“[Cano] has so much talent I don’t know where to start… There is no doubt that he is a Hall-of-Fame caliber (player). It’s just a question of whether he finds the drive you need to get there. I don’t think Robby burns to be the best… You don’t see that red-hot passion in him that you see in most elite players,” Rivera says of Cano, according to excepts published in the New York Daily News.

“If I have to win one game, I’d have a hard time taking anybody over Dustin Pedroia as my second baseman,” Rivera said.

Depressoteric Posted: May 06, 2014 at 11:54 AM | 83 comment(s)
  Beats: boston red sox, new york yankees, seattle mariners

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New York Yankee fans boo, taunt Cano on his return.

NEW YORK—The famed Yankee Stadium “Bleacher Creatures” made their view of the $240 million man, Robinson Cano, abundantly clear: He is a sellout.

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: April 30, 2014 at 06:27 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: new york yankees, seattle mariners

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Catricala retires from baseball to pursue law enforcement

In 2011, Vinnie Catricala was the best player in the Mariners minor league system, 16 months later the Sacramento, California native is retiring from baseball.

“I am just moving on (with my life) and actually one month into the Sacramento Police Academy,” said Catricala on Monday night. “I am really excited about the police department and my future.”


 

 

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