NEW YORK -- The unique Yankees foursome of
In one word Rivera summed up how he felt to win another title with his three longtime teammates: "Wonderful.''
The reputations of that quartet were already secure, but they enhanced them by winning together in their mid-to-late 30s, just as they had done originally in their early-to-mid 20s.
Here are the men who enhanced their reps, furthered their cause and did themselves most proud in the 2009 postseason (followed by a few who missed their chance to do so).
And a few that didn't have the greatest of postseasons...
• Some baseball people are speculating that the Red Sox will try even harder to keep up with the Yankees now and make a renewed push to try to acquire star Blue Jays pitcher
• Boston is also seen as a team that will make sure it gets at least one big power hitter, and maybe two. Some wonder whether ex-Red Sox executive and new Padres GM
• The Cubs are holding organizational meetings in the coming days, with
• One nice thing about this year -- besides World Series ratings that were up nearly 50 percent -- is that the four best teams made it to the League Championship Series, the two best played in the World Series, and the best team won the championship. Most years that doesn't happen.