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Forget about those guys on the left side of the Yankees' infield. Robinson Cano, heir to multiple legacies, is fast becoming the best player in pinstripes

Updated: July 10, 2012, 3:29 PM ET
By Buster Olney

AS ROBINSON CANO leaned back in his chair, 90 minutes before first pitch on Opening Day, the most prestigious piece of real estate in the Bronx was undergoing reconstruction a few feet away. Mariano Rivera was settling into the largest locker in the Yankees' clubhouse-the one in the corner, along the north wall. It now belongs to Rivera, as it once belonged to Bernie Williams, as it once belonged to Don Mattingly. When the Yankees closer finished organizing his stuff, he walked off, lightly placing ...

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