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Rivera: Robertson is the Yankees closer

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Just a week after Hal Steinbrenner appointed David Robertson as the Yankees closer for 2014, Mariano Rivera gave his own endorsement to his former teammate at the BBWAA dinner last night. While Rivera was honored, a fan yelled out from his seat, "one more year." Although Mo was flattered, he simply pointed to Robertson and gave his ...

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Pettitte, Rivera and Robertson to be honored at BBWAA dinner

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The Baseball Writers Association of America is holding their annual banquet in New York City tonight and three Yankees are to be honored at the ceremony. Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte are in attendance to accept the Toast of the Town award while David Robertson will pick up the Good Guy Award, which was voted by ...

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Steinbrenner endorses Robertson as next Yankees closer

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Even before Mariano Rivera decided to retire following the 2013 season, the Yankees have toyed with the idea of having David Robertson as Rivera's successor to the closing throne. The move would have made sense; throughout the 2013 season, Robertson followed Rivera around, he even had a locker next to Rivera's, taking in every ounce ...

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Yankees fans look back on 2013 and anticipate 2014

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The 2013 New York Yankees season was full of ups and downs, twists and turns along with joy and heartbreak. All and all, 2013 is the season that could give the Yankees organization (and Yankees fans) some time to reflect on the past and to look forward to the future. On Christmas Eve, I asked ...

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My five favorite moments from the 2013 season

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So we all know how the 2013 season ended for the Yankees (it wasn't good) but just because the year ended poorly, doesn't mean that there weren't any good moments in the 2013 season. The moments that occurred in 2013 were so special that it almost took the sour taste from Yankees fans mouths that ...

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Report: Yankees interested in Grant Balfour

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After Grant Balfour's deal with the Baltimore Orioles fell through, Balfour said on a radio show that about "three or four teams" were interested in him, with one even making an offer. It looks as if the Yankees were one of those teams. According to MLBTradeRumors, the Yankees are interested in signing Grant Balfour, who has ...

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Robertson believes he can “follow Mo”

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After Mariano Rivera retired following the 2013 season, opinions have been mixed about whether or not David Robertson could follow the footsteps of Rivera in the coveted closer role. Of course, Robertson isn't the closer yet but Robertson has faith that he could get the job done. “I think I’ve got the stuff to do it,’’ ...

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So what’s next for the Yankees?

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The 2013 offseason started off with a bang as the Yankees signed three of the top free agents on the market: Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran. The Winter Meetings seemed promising for a team that was planning on turning their mediocre season around, but instead of adding players, the Yankees also lost some players. ...

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