Mark Feinsand gives none of the truly hideous details, but merely says, a "day after watching their bullpen struggle to get the final three outs in a win over the Blue Jays, the Yankees appear ready to get their closer back." This from Feinsand on MLB.com, 9/19/06
- If you follow the game at all, you know this is a gross understatement, but at least a mild acknowledgement of what's been going on with the bullpen.
- But no MLB.com writer can be honest about Mariano Rivera.
Feinsand now sums up his article by telling you there were no problems in the bullpen in Rivera's absence. He says:
NOTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH IS TRUE, BUT MLB.COM WANTS YOU TO THINK IT IS. WHY DO THEY GET AWAY WITH IT? BECAUSE YOU LET THEM.
- "The Yankees managed to get by without any major bullpen problems during Rivera's absence, but they will surely be glad to have the All-Star closer back in the fold. With him out, they used Scott Proctor in the eighth inning and Kyle Farnsworth in the ninth, so they can now shift them each back an inning, restoring order to the bullpen."