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One way or another, Yanks will pay

By letting Rafael Soriano go, Hal may be setting Bombers up for a fall

Updated: January 17, 2013, 8:01 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

So this, of all things, is the most surprising financial line in the sand that the Yankees stubbornly refuse to jump over with just 25 days left before spring training? The Yankees balked at paying to keep a lights-out closer? The Yankees? Of all people?

I'm not referring to 43-year-old Mariano Rivera -- whom the Yankees did choose to pay $10 million plus incentives for the 2013 season as he tries to come back from ACL surgery.

I'm talking about Rafael Soriano, whom the Yankees ...

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