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Ode To The Sandman: Mariano Rivera, the greatest reliever in history

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Growing up watching the New York Yankees throughout their dynastic runs of the mid-late 1990's and run of 17 playoff appearances in the last 18 years, there has been one constant at the end of games: No. 42 Mariano Rivera. It’s fitting that Jackie Robinson and Mariano Rivera have both worn the No.  42, as the ...

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Mariano Rivera officially announces retirement, and other notes

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The rumors were true. Mariano Rivera, the Yankees ace in the bullpen for the past 18 years, officially announced that he will retire after the 2013 season during a press conference this morning. “It’s official now," Rivera said. "After this year, I will be retiring.” “The time is almost ending,” he added. “The little gas that I ...

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Yankees Morning Bits: Catchers, catchers, Jorge, Jeter, and Betances

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The Yankees lost 2-0 yesterday, but Curtis Granderson broke his arm. • Brian Cashman said the Yankees are not looking for catching. • It sounds like it's between Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. • Don't expect a Jorge Posada comeback. "I know I can't play the game," Posada said. • Derek Jeter is expected to begin playing in games on March 10. • Dellin ...

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Yankees give Cano Posada’s locker, bigger leadership role

For the Yankees, locker placement is meaningful. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez have two of the more prominent lockers in the room and for a long time Jorge Posada was said to have an important spot too right in front of the no access door essentially serving a a fence between the media and where ...

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Jorge Posada to throw out 1st pitch at Yankees home opener

The ending of last season was an odd one. Everyone knew that there was a pretty good chance that it was Jorge Posada's last, but both he and the Yankees left it kind of open ended whether he would return for another year or not and Jorge certainly made it known that he though he ...

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Pettitte’s un-retirement doesn’t change Posada’s plans

Now that Andy Pettitte has returned and Raul Ibanez's spring numbers are not upto the liking of some fans it might seem like the perfect opportunity for Jorge Posada to make his comeback and go for a DH spot. Just don't hold your breath. Joel Sherman of the NY Post checked back in with Posada since the ...

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Yankees 2011/2012 offseason review

The Yankees went into this offseason without a lot of holes in the roster. The entire lineup was expected to return, except for Jorge Posada who was expected to be replaced by Jesus Montero. Of course Montero got traded. After all, the Yankees had a few free agents, none of them were major though, and most ...

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Yankees don’t give out Posada’s No. 20

A couple of quick jersey number notes. The Yankees have not given anybody Jorge Posada's No. 20 jersey this year, but have given out Mike Mussina's No. 35 to Michael Pineda. Hiroki Kuroda takes No. 18, Bill Hall has No. 40, Russell Branyan has No. 45, and Manny Delcarmen will get No. 43, via Marc ...

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