Rivera: Pedroia preferable at 2B over Cano
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Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera writes in a new book to be released Tuesday that Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox would be his ultimate choice as a second baseman, saying he doesn't think former teammate Robinson Cano "burns to be the best."
before Rivera retired after last season and Cano left as a free agent to sign a blockbuster contract with the Seattle Mariners.
"This guy has so much talent I don't know where to start," Rivera writes of Cano.
It's a special thing to see," Rivera writes of Pedroia, according to the Daily News, later adding, "If I have to win one game, I'd have a hard time taking anybody over Dustin Pedroia as my second baseman."
"Those teams of ours that won four World Series in five years would've hammered (the Marlins)," Rivera writes of the team they lost to in 2003 in six games.