>Any concerns about Rivera being overworked? He's pitched in 15 games so
>far, and six in the past eight days. That puts him on pace to pitch in 81
>games this season, which seems extreme for an elite closer...
>Thanks for any opinions...
I wouldn't be overly concerned. The Yanks have a good overall bullpen, so
they aren't so dependant on Rivera that they have to trot him out come hell
or high water. And Joe Torre is very good about not overworking his
pitchers. Last year, for instance, he eased up on Rivera during the season
so that he could be fresh for the playoffs. I would suspect he will do the
same this year whenever he feels that Rivera needs the rest.