Free agents the Red Sox might pursue
Mariano Rivera, closer, New York Yankees
2010 Stats: 3-3, 1.80 ERA, 60 IP, 33 saves, 45 strikeouts, 11 walks
Possible ways Rivera comes to pitch for the Red Sox:
1. He loses a bet.
2. And that's pretty much it.
Rivera is a free agent and unlike Jeter, has seen no slip in productivity even though he's turning 41 next year. His 2010 WHIP and ERA were both below his career averages, 1.03 and 2.23 respectively.