New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira waves to fans during batting practice before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in New York. Teixeira is retiring after the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
With the retirement of great players, like Andy Pettitte and Todd Helton, comes the inevitable question, is he a Hall of Famer? I would argue that if you have to ask the question, the answer is always NO!
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) addresses the crowd as he is honored in a pregame ceremony at Yankees Stadium against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. The 13-time All-Star closer is retiring at the end of this season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
New York Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera throws in the 9th inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Seattle. Rivera earned a save and the Yankees defeated the Mariners 2-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)