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How Close Was Mariano Rivera To Signing with the Boston Red Sox?

been a disappointing offseason for the New York Yankees. Normally a lock to sign the best free agents available, the Yankees whiffed on Cliff Lee, despite having the larger offer. Reliever Kerry Wood then signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, leaving a big hole in the Yankees' bullpen.

It's still only December, so there's plenty of time for the Yankees to make some quality moves to bolster their team for 2011.

There is one move however, which would have turned the Yankees' offseason from "disapointing" to "disaster."

A few weeks ago, the Yankees agreed on a two-year, $30 million deal with the greatest closer in baseball, Mariano Rivera.

Rivera, 41, has played his entire career in the Bronx and ...

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