>> Rivera showed us once agian last night why he should be in the running
>> for the Cy Young award.
>> Not only do you expect him not to give up a run--it's shocking to see >> him let a baserunner on. TRULY ***. YANKS MVP.
> I agree he should be in the running. But I think a couple of bad late
>season outings, in my mind, put him behind Hentgen. If you're going to
>be considered as a reliever, you've got to be flawless, the way
>Eckersley was back in the late 80's. If Rivera kept his ERA at around
>1.5, he would've been Cy Young.
Fair point. Another point to think about is that Rivera by playing in New
York gets the media attention he deserves despite being a middle
reliever. Last year Troy Percival as a setup man had similar if not
better numbers than Rivera has although he pitched about 30 fewer