Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mariano Rivera Is The Delivery Man Of The Year

Just got a text alert that the GOAT, Mariano Rivera, was named the 2009 MLB Delivery Man of the Year. This shouldn't really come as a shock to anyone. Mo had a downright awesome year. His final regular season pitching line: 66 games, 66.1 IP, 48 hits, 14 runs, 13 earned, 7 HR, 12 BB, and 72 K. He was 3-3 with 44 saves in 46 opportunities. His ERA was 1.76. His WHIP was 0.90 and opponents only hit .197 off of Mo. Not too shabby.

Mo, like a fine wine, is getting better with age. His 1.76 ERA was 0.49 lower than his career ERA of 2.25. His 0.90 WHIP was .11 lower than his career WHIP of 1.01. His .197 opponents' batting average against was .014 lower that his career OBA of .211. His 9.77 K/9 was above his career K/9 of 8.31. It's really hard to believe that at the age of 39, Mo is getting better. His last 2 seasons are arguably two of his best. They're definitely up there. He's the GOAT. There's nothing more to say but congrats to Mo on another stellar year and for winning another well-deserved award.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,