Ortiz: Sox had Yankees-like offseason

And though happy in Boston, slugger admits he's curious about playing in New York

Updated: March 3, 2011, 3:23 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's never too early to start talking about the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

The clubs play the first of two Grapefruit League games Friday at Legends Field in Tampa. Sure, it's only spring training, but based on the offseason the Red Sox had -- acquiring Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler -- it's safe to say Red Sox GM Theo Epstein had a better winter than Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

The Red Sox players ...

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