To put Mariano Rivera's 602 saves in some perspective, consider that the guys in second and third on the active leaderboard, Francisco Cordero and Jason Isringhausen, have a combined total of 623. In other words, Rivera is going to have the all-time record to himself for a good bit of time. But if there is a consensus that he's the best closer of all time, where does he fit in the debate about the best Yankees of all time? Rank 'Em: Greatest Yankees
Derek Jeter or Mariano Rivera?
You've had nearly two decades to think about this one. Is the greatest closer of all time a greater legend in pinstripes than Jeter?
What about right now?
Jeter has come around after a slow start had people wondering if he was done, but as the postseason approaches, is he more valuable than the closer?
Better with the game on the line?
You didn't think we could go without a New York-Boston question, right? Adam Vinatieri also won a ring with the Colts, but he made his name as arguably the NFL's all-time clutch kicker.
"SportsNation" on ESPN2!
Tickets To SportsNation
SportsNation on Facebook
THIS WEEK'S CHATS
- 11:00 AMFantasy's Eric Karabell
- 12:00 PMNFL with Matt Williamson
- 12:00 PMNCAA FB with Ivan Maisel
- 2:00 PMRavens with Hensley
- 2:00 PMNCAA FB with Kevin Gemmell
- 3:00 PMNHL with Barry Melrose
- 3:00 PMFantasy's Chris Harris
- 4:00 PMNCAA FB with Chatmon
- 4:00 PMNFL columnist Ashley Fox
- 5:00 PMWeAreSC's Garry Paskwietz
- 11:00 AMFantasy Sports' AJ Mass
- 11:00 AMPatriots with Mike Reiss
- 11:40 AMUFC's Chris Weidman
- 12:00 PMNHL with Scott Burnside
- 12:00 PMNCAA FB with Rittenberg
- 1:00 PMNFL Insider Mike Sando
- 1:00 PMMLB Insider Keith Law
- 1:00 PMNCAA FB with Chris Low
- 2:00 PMNHL with Pierre LeBrun
- 2:00 PM49ers with Bill Williamson
- 2:00 PMMechelle Voepel on WNBA
- 2:00 PMFootball Insider Mel Kiper
- 2:00 PM'Hawks with Scott Powers
- 3:00 PMNBA Insider Amin Elhassan
- 3:00 PMNCAA FB with Ted Miller
- 4:00 PMNCAA FB with Adelson
- 4:00 PMKC Joyner on Fantasy FB