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Janet ♥(YFFL) asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

Baseball Poll: Papelbon or MO Rivera?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Mo is the best closer to ever step on the mound.

    He's dominated the game with 1 pitch for 15 years.

    He also has a .077 era in 76 post season games.

    There really is no comparison.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Rivera WAS the best closer ever. As I watch him, I see him struggling. He is nearing the end of a very illustrious career. Papelbon on the other hand is just starting out. So I would have to say Papelbon.

    I think the yankees are making a big mistake not having Joba groomed as a closer and inserting him as the set up man to Rivera.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Source(s): Fair & Balanced
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  • 1 decade ago

    Is there even a doubt that MO will be a first ballot Hall of Famer?

    For a career, he has set the standard that all other closers will be judged against.

    But if I have money riding on the games this weekend, and I do, I gotta say Pap.

    His career ERA is lower than MO's, and most importantly, his playoff ERA is 0.00. In 25 innings of closing situations in the playoffs, Pap has not allowed a single run.

    If your question had asked who the best closer of all time is; it's unquestionably Mariano Rivera... but the best closer today... JPap.

    As of 11:30 eastern time Friday night, I guess we have our answer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Even though Mo is older I would take him in a heart beat. I really respect this guy, I would put my trust 100% in him. Papelbon just hasn't earned that from me yet.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Mariano Rivera hands down. He has 4 World Series rings 1 as a set up man, and 3 as a closer. No reliever has been as great and consistent as he has been in his 14 years in the Majors.

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  • Papelbon.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Papelbon. He's at the beginning of his run while Rivera, though there is no denying his complete awesomeness, is in his twilight.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Papelbon

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  • 1 decade ago

    Rivera is a first ballot hall of famer. Papelbon couldn't carry Mo's glove!

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