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Yankees equipped to replace Rivera

Updated: May 4, 2012, 12:39 PM ET
By Keith Law

As much as everyone across baseball, myself included, bemoans the potentially ignominious end of Mariano Rivera's career, the impact on the Yankees on the field this year, especially in the regular season, is actually pretty minimal. It comes out to under two wins over the course of five months, assuming New York can't do any better than a replacement-level reliever for his roster spot. The Yankees have viable options for the ninth inning, and they were probably going to have to look at replacing Rivera for 2013 (or, at worst, 2014) anyway. The question is: with whom?

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