The Yankees have their closer, and apparently are not looking to pay closer money to would-be relievers.
Rafael Soriano bidding. Soriano, who pitched for the Rays last season, is a closer and a damn good one. But the Yankees would only sign him as a reliever to be the set-up man for Mariano Rivera and Soriano is seeking closer-type money. Brian Cashman has made it clear that he will not overspend for relievers and so, this signing will never come to pass. It's too bad though, because a Soriano-Rivera pairing would resemble the good ol'days of the Tom Gordon-Rivera era, when "Flash" struck out batters left and right.
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