Did you guys miss the part where I said Rivera was clearly better than Wagner? My point is that they aren't too far apart. And I don't even have to use newer stats to show it. Their career WHIPs are exactly the same. Their career ERAs are 0.1 different.
According to MikeT's "Catfish Hunter was just as good as Steve Carlton" (TM) logic, they were the same pitcher.
The whole point is that Rivera was very good, a Hall of Famer, the best reliever ever. But he was still just a relief pitcher. A little better than Billy Wagner. The skinniest kid at fat camp. Not one of the four best Yankees of all time. Not an inner circle Hall of Famer.