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08:15 AM ET 10.29 | Who will be closing games next season for the Yankees remains another bit of drama in the Bronx. This is quite an intriguing little cat-and-mouse game developing between the Yankees and the high-powered agents of their closers, Mariano Rivera and Rafael Soriano -- Fern Cuza and Scott Boras. Maybe Rivera is sincere in having second thoughts about coming back for the 2013 season -- as the Daily News first reported way back on July 22. Maybe there are genuine doubts in his mind about being able to maintain his customary high quality of excellence and consistency at age 43, coming off major knee surgery. ... Or maybe this is just a ploy on his agent Cuza's part to make sure the Yankees offer him the same $14-$15 million they are prepared to pay Soriano.

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October 29, 2012  09:08 AM ET

It seems like every year it comes down to who wants to be the highest paid player in his position, the question here is when has the fans had enough and stop paying to watch these over paid athletics.

October 29, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Next season you'll see Soriano as Yankee closer once again given that we're in payroll reduction mode and we also are mindful of our future. Mo is one year and done at best we can see right now. It would be fantastic to see him come back and save one last game as a Yankee and leave the game on his own terms.

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October 29, 2012  09:53 AM ET

If he has any doubts about a return to excellence he won't be able to erase them if he doesn't at least give it a go next year.

October 29, 2012  10:46 AM ET

Mo has way too much class to do something like this. Typical Post nonsense.

October 29, 2012  11:11 AM ET

Give me Mo Money!!!

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October 29, 2012  12:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

HAHAHAHAHA...THE CHOKESTER FAGLANDER AND KREW GOT SWEPT! KARMA SERVED YOU PROUDLY FOR CATCHING THE YANKS IN A FUNK. THE YANKS BEAT THEMSELVES UP...NOT THE TIGERS. TOUCHE YOU LOSERS! A NY BASED TEAM ENDED UP WINNING ANYWAY!

And to think, people accuse Yankees fans of having no class (or knowledge of geography, at that)... I wonder why?

October 29, 2012  12:48 PM ET
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HAHAHAHAHA...THE CHOKESTER FAGLANDER AND KREW GOT SWEPT! KARMA SERVED YOU PROUDLY FOR CATCHING THE YANKS IN A FUNK. THE YANKS BEAT THEMSELVES UP...NOT THE TIGERS. TOUCHE YOU LOSERS! A NY BASED TEAM ENDED UP WINNING ANYWAY!

Is it hard to like the windows with your big boy helmet on?

October 29, 2012  02:48 PM ET
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And to think, people accuse Yankees fans of having no class (or knowledge of geography, at that)... I wonder why?

Well, to be fair to him, he was referring to the Gaints once having played in New York...

October 29, 2012  02:59 PM ET
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Well, to be fair to him, he was referring to the Gaints once having played in New York...

Yeah...that's relevant.

October 29, 2012  04:32 PM ET
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Well, to be fair to him, he was referring to the Gaints once having played in New York...

The Braves once played in Boston... the Rangers once played in DC... the Nats once played in Montreal... I once played with Big Yank's mother... yeah, I suppose it's all relevant.

October 29, 2012  11:08 PM ET
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I once played with Big Yank's mother...

Yup...saw this on YouTube before they took it down...

October 30, 2012  12:49 PM ET
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HAHAHAHAHA...THE CHOKESTER FAGLANDER AND KREW GOT SWEPT! KARMA SERVED YOU PROUDLY FOR CATCHING THE YANKS IN A FUNK. THE YANKS BEAT THEMSELVES UP...NOT THE TIGERS. TOUCHE YOU LOSERS! A NY BASED TEAM ENDED UP WINNING ANYWAY!

Yeah and North America used to be part of Europe, Asia and Africa.... I guess this is what they meant about the storms driving the rats out of the sewers.... Your about as relevant as a chastity belt at a brothe.

HAHAHAHAHA...THE CHOKESTER FAGLANDER AND KREW GOT SWEPT! KARMA SERVED YOU PROUDLY FOR CATCHING THE YANKS IN A FUNK. THE YANKS BEAT THEMSELVES UP...NOT THE TIGERS. TOUCHE YOU LOSERS! A NY BASED TEAM ENDED UP WINNING ANYWAY!

Yeah and North America used to be part of Europe, Asia and Africa.... I guess this is what they meant about the storms driving the rats out of the sewers.... Your about as relevant as a chastity belt at a brothe.

 
October 30, 2012  12:52 PM ET

HAHAHAHAHA...THE CHOKESTER FAGLANDER AND KREW GOT SWEPT! KARMA SERVED YOU PROUDLY FOR CATCHING THE YANKS IN A FUNK. THE YANKS BEAT THEMSELVES UP...NOT THE TIGERS. TOUCHE YOU LOSERS! A NY BASED TEAM ENDED UP WINNING ANYWAY!

Yeah and North America used to be part of Europe, Asia and Africa.... I guess this is what they meant about the storms driving the rats out of the sewers.... Your about as relevant as a chastity belt at a brothel.

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