It was not long ago that the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox got into feverish bidding wars over the top marquee free agents throughout all of Major League Baseball. It happened almost every offseason. The Yankees and Red Sox would throw more money at free agents than any other teams, and it was simply up to the player which team he would rather join.
It happened with Mark Teixeira. It happened with Carl Crawford. It even happened with Bernie Williams many years back. It appears as if both the Yankees and Red Sox have once again set their sights on the same player this offseason.
But it may not be who would would think.