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House divided? Doesn't add up to much

Yanks have survived far worse problems than their current front office, ahem, 'rift'

Updated: February 2, 2011, 2:42 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

If you believe everything you read, a couple of weeks ago the New York Yankees front office was on the verge of being torn asunder.

On one side, general manager Brian Cashman, the ostensible head of all baseball operations and a man who since 2005 has operated under that greatest of sports misnomers, "full autonomy," was entrenched in his position. He did not want to give a three-year, $35 million contract to Rafael Soriano.

On the other side, just as firmly entrenched, ...

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