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    by Published on 06-08-12 10:06 AM

    Yesterday, I wrote about how successful Rafael Soriano has been since he was installed as the closer for the New York Yankees. That post tried to mitigate some of the loss of an injury to the best closer in the history of the game. That was the rosier side of the bullpen injury story. The flip side of the injuries to Mariano Rivera and David Robertson is more high leverage events for the likes of Cory Wade and Boone Logan. Wade, in particular, seems to be wilting under the exposure. He had a dynamic start to the season. He was compiling amazing strikeout totals. But suddenly, he seems like a mop up kind of reliever at best and his lack of pure stuff has been even more…well…lacking.

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    by Published on 06-08-12 09:03 AM

    Most of you probably don’t remember it and if you do, even fewer remember that I was the nuisance behind the Vote For Manny stunt in early June 2009. Yep, that jackass was me. What I said, amongst many things about Manny, was this:

    Also, a new rule: any player dinged for PEDs cannot play in an ASG within the next 12 months of the beginning of their suspension. That covers players who get caught in the 2nd half of a season so they can’t be selected in the following ASG.

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