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New York Yankees: Why the Yankees Will Be Fine Without Rafael Soriano

Rafael Soriano signed a $35 million contract with the New York Yankees in January, the Yankees were desperate for a consistent and reliable pitcher to join their starting rotation.

Unfortunately, unable to accomplish that feat, the Yankees instead resorted to having a top-notch bullpen.

Acquiring Soriano seemed like the perfect remedy at the time. After all, he does have experience pitching in the AL, when he pitched for the Seattle Mariners from 2002 to 2006, posting a phenomenal 1.53 ERA in 2003. As well, he even ended his 2010 season with the Tampa Bay Rays with a 1.73 ERA, leading the MLB with 45 saved games.

With Soriano as a setup man to help end games quicker, he seemed like the perfect contribution to the team at the time, ...

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