Mariano Rivera was interviewed by Michael Kay today on ESPN Radio at his restaurant in New Rochelle, Mo’s New York Grill.
Get a load of what he said:
“Velocity doesnâ€™t mean that youâ€™re going to do the job. Throwing hard doesnâ€™t necessarily mean youâ€™re going to get it done. We have big guys like Farnsworth, Proctor and Bruney. And those guys they want to do the job.
I would never say they donâ€™t want to do the job. Sometimes it doesnâ€™t go our way. Definitely it seems like it doesnâ€™t go their way when theyâ€™re pitching.”
Rivera is exactly right. Those three guys try and throw the ball through a brick wall every time instead of mixing pitches and getting ahead. They throw instead of pitch.
The Yankees need to make a move. If Rivera feels that way, you can be sure that is how the core of the team feels.