At 40-years-old, Mariano Rivera is quietly having one of the best seasons any pitcher has ever had, and it's time to start considering him for the Cy Young Award.
The Yankees hold over first place (slight though it may be) has everything to do with their unflappable closer. With an almost unheard of 0.647 WHIP and a just-as-unprecedented-this-late-in-the-season 0.93 ERA, he's been the single most dominant pitcher in baseball.
It's been 18 years since a reliever won pitching's most prestigious honor. In 1992, Dennis Eckersley's 1.91 ERA, 51 saves and seven wins made him the right choice for both the Cy Young and the American League MVP, but Rivera's resum