Originally Posted by bigredmechanism
I don't think it's fair to cherry pick individual seasons to support that argument. Using 31.67 games (average of the three) is an incredibly small sample size. Looking at those numbers, one could assume that Weathers was equal to Rivera, and we all know that is not the case.
I simply picked the last full season Rivera had, then the only seasons that Weathers and Chapman had closed, since the OP brought up Chapman and Weathers specifically.
For as incredibly as Chapman was overall, from the closers role, while it looked more dominant, he wasn't actually any more effective in his role than other guys were in "close games".