Yankees' loss is Red Sox's gain

With Lee headed to Philly, Boston's offseason gets even better

Updated: December 14, 2010, 3:13 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

A Boston Red Sox offseason already being celebrated for the additions of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford just got exponentially better. Cliff Lee is not going to the New York Yankees.

Once every couple of decades, the Bombers don't get their man. It happened in 1992 with Greg Maddux, who took less money to sign with the Atlanta Braves, and it happened Monday night, when Lee left millions on the table to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, the team he pitched to the World Series in ...

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