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Rafael Soriano will keep the Yankees closer job when David Robertson returns

Jun 1, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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Given that David Robertson‘s time as Yankees closer consisted of a blown save and an injury, it’s not that shocking that Rafael Soriano is going to remain the Yankees closer when David Robertson returns from the DL. But in case there was any doubt, Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yankees have, indeed, made that decision.

Also making it easier: Rafael Soriano has been perfect in six save opportunities while allowing only a single run since taking over the job.

  1. pisano - Jun 1, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Good move, I think he has the right mindset that’s needed for a closer, at this point I feel Robertson doesn’t have it, not to say he won’t, but just not yet.

    • nixonotis - Jun 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      Can you explain this “mindset?”

      • phillyphever - Jun 1, 2012 at 5:40 PM

        It’s like what David Farragut said in the Battle of Mobile Bay: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”. That’s the mindset of a closer.

      • pisano - Jun 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM

        Easy, thinking you’re better than the guys you’re facing and like Mo having ice water in your veins. Soriano gives you the impression he’ll put your best guy away.

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