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New York Yankees: Bullpen Maturation Key to Team’s Success

into the 2011 season, the New York Yankees fully expected to have one of the best bullpens in the American League. With the signing of Rafael Soriano, the top free-agent reliever available this offseason, the Yankees were primed to dominate teams late with the duo of Soriano and Mariano Rivera closing out games. 

However, the signing of Rafael Soriano has not panned out, at least up to this point in the season. As of today, Soriano has a 5.40 earned run average with a dismal 1.73 WHIP in just 15 innings. He has more walks (11) than strikeouts (10). For someone who has a career 3.35 strikeout-to-walk ratio, this was not the ideal start for Soriano in pinstripes. 

It is clear that Soriano has not been comfortable ...

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