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Fat contracts likely will keep key free agents in Bronx

Originally Published: October 19, 2007
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Even though the Yankees tried to save money by cutting Joe Torre's salary, the fallout from his decision to turn down the club's contract offer on Thursday could end up costing the club millions to re-sign free agents Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada. Get ready for several weeks of intense leveraging -- and in this case, it's the players, not the club, who hold the advantage.

The Yankees are already taking a massive public relations hit; the New York Daily News and New York ...

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