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Thread: If Rivera walks, its not to Boston

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    If Rivera walks, its not to Boston

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring...ory?id=2779127

    You can cross one team off of Mariano Rivera's wish list if he leaves the Yankees after this season.

    The Yankees' legendary closer told The New York Times that he won't sign with the Bronx Bombers' archrivals, the Boston Red Sox.

    "I respect the players and I respect the organization, but we've had so much happen between us. I don't think I could do it," Rivera told The Times.

    Rivera said the rivalry between the two teams is too fierce for him to think about switching sides.

    "There's too much between the teams," Rivera told The Times. "I like some of their players. They're my friends. I just don't think it would be possible."

    Rivera, who has been grandstanding for a contract extension this spring, earlier said that if the Yankees allow him to file for free agency, New York will have no advantage in re-signing him.

    General manager Brian Cashman said he told Rivera that his preference is to wait until after the season to negotiate an extension.

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    Why is this still be talked about? Is he or is he not signed through the 2007 season?

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    I don't think he will walk - hopefully he stops the FA talk during the season

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    I never thought he would play for Boston, but why would he say he wouldn't. This only hurts his bargining power. If ever said he would play for Boston then the Yanks could NEVER let that happen. The Yanks would either feel the need to extend him now or he could use Boston to drive up his price tag at the end of the season. Doesn't make sense.

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    There is literally not a chance in hell the Yankees won't re-sign him unless he suffers a major injury this season.

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