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Rivera Tells Cashman He’s Ready To Return To Yankees In 2013

To the delight of Yankees fans, Mariano Rivera informed Brian Cashman he will return for the 2013 season.


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Yankees Make Qualifying Offers To Soriano, Kuroda And Swisher

With the start of free agency looming, the Yankees have made qualifying offers to reliever Rafael Soriano, starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and right fielder Nick Swisher.


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Keidel: Me, You And The Yankees Need Mariano Rivera For One More Year

We need Mariano Rivera once more — for a proper salute, for our sanity and for his sanctity. Please give us just a few more deeds under brown leaves, before He leaves.


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Rafael Soriano Opts Out Of Deal; Yankees Waiting On Rivera

Has Rafael Soriano thrown his last pitch in pinstripes?


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Palladino: Should It Be Quitting Time For Mariano Rivera?

Yankees fans will miss Mariano Rivera terribly, no doubt. It happens. But better to have a glorious career end this way than in potential failure.


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Sweeny: Many Issues, Few Easy Answers For Yankees In Offseason

This has to be the biggest turning point offseason since 2008. Only this time the Yankees enter the winter with a whole lot of issues — and not many easy answers.


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Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Mum On His Offseason Plan

How will Cashman address his aging team? Will he attempt to go younger or will he stick with his older guns? Will he attempt to deal the virtually untradeable A-Rod? Will he re-sign Nick Swisher? As usual, the longtime GM didn’t disclose his plans.


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Hartnett: Untradeable A-Rod Won’t Be Going Anywhere

Rodriguez’s contract is an albatross that the Yankees are going to be forced to live with. The Bombers made their bed with A-Rod, and now they’re going to have to lie in it.


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Big Decisions Ahead For Old, Flawed Yankees; Pettitte To Mull Return

The ALCS revealed serious cracks in the foundation, showing a team full of aging All-Stars at the plate, in the field and on the mound that suddenly seems a long, long way from championship caliber.


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Sweeny: Oh The Anxiety! Yankees Thoughts As ALDS Heads Back To Bronx

I know you’re feeling the anxiety during these games. It’s okay. That’s what you’re supposed to feel. It’s October baseball.


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Sweeny: 5 Keys To Yankees Winning It All

In every game the Yankees lost, they looked old and slow. In September, those old guys played with veteran savvy and experience. So, which is it?


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Ibanez Strikes Not Once, But Twice; Yankees’ Magic Number At 1

Raul Ibanez and the New York Yankees are quite fond of their position — leaving the chasing to the Birds.


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Pettitte Sparkles In Return; Yankees Regain AL East Lead In First Of Double-Dip

Andy Pettitte pitched five sparkling innings in his return from a broken leg and his bullpen barely held on, but his performance kept the Yankees atop the AL East.


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Nova Strong In Return, Yankees Top Rays

Ivan Nova was strong in his return from the DL as the Yankees defeated the Rays 5-3 on Saturday.


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Palladino: Yankees Just Hanging On — But For How Long?

It’s a fight for survival at the top of the AL East , where some weird stuff could happen if the standings remain static.