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Are the Yankees Any Better with Mariano Rivera Returning, Rafael Soriano Gone?

Rivera wouldn't be one of the best closers of all time if he didn't have a sense of the moment.

Telling the New York Yankees that he is going to return next season a week after the World Series ended, rather than drag it through November and December—or even worse, up until spring training—was certainly the best move for him and his team. 

Rivera will be back to pitch his 19th season in the major leagues, determined to leave the game on his own terms rather than crumpled on the warning track of Kauffman Stadium after tearing the ACL in his right knee on May 3. 

Though the Yankees are surely thrilled to have their closer back—the man with 608 saves, the most in MLB history—Rivera is going to be 43 ...

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