New York Yankees: Why Rafael Soriano Is Certain for Big Things This Season

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New York Yankees: Why Rafael Soriano Is Certain for Big Things This Season
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2011 wasn't an easy season for the normally reliable Rafael Soriano. The New York Yankees expected the former closer to transition nicely into the setup role but that didn't exactly pan out.

After ineffectiveness and injury, Soriano saw the younger David Robertson seize the opportunity and take his job from him. Now, Soriano finds himself as the seventh-inning guy and an expensive one at that.

Soriano has a new year coming and plenty of motivation to get back on the mound and show why he was once considered one of the top relievers in all of baseball.

Here's why Soriano is bound to have a big season in 2012.

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