Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Something just didn't feel right about the 2012 New York Yankees. While they still won the AL East, the divisional race was a dogfight that went down to the final days of the season, with New York prevailing over the Baltimore Orioles, as opposed to their usual rivals in Boston or Tampa Bay. Then in the ALDS, the Yankees got thoroughly outplayed by the Orioles, but managed to win the series after some heroics from Raul Ibanez and a Herculean effort by CC Sabathia. In the ALCS, the vaunted Yankees offense got shut down by the Tigers, and going into 2013, there are more questions than answers. Needs The Yankees have a few holes on their team, but none may be more important than at the back of the bullpen. Mariano Rivera's 2012 ended with a torn ACL a month into the season, and it's still unknown whether or not he'll return...and even if he does, the team will need to work out a new contract with the free agent. If Rivera does retire, the Yankees have to worry abo...
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