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Can Yankees’ Bullpen Survive Without Rafael Soriano and Mariano Rivera?

the New York Yankees bullpen in trouble now? 

As reported by multiple outlets, including The Star-Ledger's Andy McCullough, reliever Rafael Soriano opted out of the final year of his contract with the Yankees on Wednesday (Oct. 31). He'll take a $1.5 million buyout rather than the $14 million he would have been paid for 2013. 

Obviously, Soriano and agent Scott Boras think the closer can get more on the free-agent market. Boras said as much to the New York Post's Joel Sherman nearly two weeks ago.

The mega-agent surely felt even more strongly about Soriano's market value after the Los Angeles Dodgers re-signed Brandon League to a three-year, $22.5 million contract. In a depressed market for closers, Soriano's 42 saves ...

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