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Posted by: nwyankees on Feb 7, 2011 at 05:30:43 PM

Even though the Yankees missed out on Cliff Lee, the Rafeal Soriano signing was a crucial one because he gives the Bronx Bombers two dominant pitchers at the end of the bullpen. This is something that they have not in essence had since Mariano Rivera was pitching the eighth and John Wetteland was pitching the ninth in 1996.

With all the talk about the core four turning into the core three right now, since Andy Pettitte ended his brilliant career on Friday, it is reassuring to know that the Yankees have a replacement for Rivera once he does retire. Another question on lots of peoples mind right now is if Derek Jeter will be able to bounce back from his sub-par 2010 campaign. Last season, Soriano struck out 57 batters while walking only 14, while converting 45 saves with an impressive 1.73