Wednesday Night Open Thread

Manager/Coaching Staff Search Notes: Beltran, Thomson, Paul
Thoughts prior to the 2017 non-tender deadline

Happy Birthday, Mariano Rivera. He turns 48 today. Time flies, man. Rivera is so very clearly the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history — Trevor Hoffman, the only other man with 600+ saves, allowed 38 more runs than Mo in 194.1 fewer innings in his career — and he will be Hall of Fame eligible for the first time next winter. He’ll get in on the first ballot. No doubt about it. Rivera was my favorite Yankee of the dynasty years and I’m pretty sure I will never be as confident in another closer as I was in Mo. There have been lots of one-year Riveras. I don’t think we’ll ever see someone do what he did for nearly two decades though. The longevity is what separates Mo from everyone else.

Anyway, here is an open thread for the evening. The Knicks and Nets are playing and there’s a bunch of college basketball on as well. That’s about it. Talk about anything other than politics and religion here.

Manager/Coaching Staff Search Notes: Beltran, Thomson, Paul
Thoughts prior to the 2017 non-tender deadline