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Is It Time for Dellin Betances to Replace David Robertson as Yankees Closer?

class="ui-droppable">Given the way Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Twins unfolded, the outcome was an especially brutal one for the New York Yankees. With the team up 2-1 in the top of the ninth, not only did David Robertson fail to lock up the game, but the closer imploded in such a way that the Yankees haven't been used to witnessing in the ninth inning for the past, oh, decade-and-a-half.

Having spent several seasons working as the team's setup man—and becoming one of the best in the sport in that role—Robertson was groomed to take over for Mariano Rivera, baseball's all-time leader in saves. But on Sunday, the successor wasn't all that successful, and with rookie revelation Dellin Betances throwing as well as any reliever in the majors, ...

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