Found July 28, 2012 on NESN.com:
NEW YORK -- He was once considered Mariano Rivera's heir apparent. When the Yankees drafted Mark Melancon in the ninth round of the 2006 MLB draft, they were grooming him to be the closer of the future. A standout at Arizona, Melancon had the credentials, boasting a formidable fastball and curveball. But the organization's vision didn't come to fruition in 2009 and 2010, as Melancon allowed 11 earned runs in 20 1/3 innings. Nearly two years since leaving the Yankees -- via trade -- Melancon looks back at his New York tenure with appreciation. "I wouldn't take back anything that...
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