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Girardi: Best ever closer debate about to end

When Mariano Rivera records his 602 saves -- two more -- there will be no one who can argue against Rivera as the greatest closer of all-time. So says Joe Girardi.

“I think it probably takes most of the arguments away on who is the greatest closer of all-time,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I’m not taking anything away from Trevor Hoffman and all the guys. I think you have to look at his post-season record as well. Once he passes Trevor Hoffman, it is going to be hard to say he is not.”