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Cody Ross wanted to re-sign with Boston. But as he watched the Red Sox sign multiple free agents last offseason, he eventually realized that it was time to move on. Ross became a fan favorite in his one season with the Red Sox, and the two sides considered extending their relationship. Ross couldn't secure the deal that he wanted, though, and both parties went their separate ways, much to the outfielder's chagrin. "Once I got into free agency, I didn't drive the price up or do anything that would possibly affect me coming back here," Ross said Friday on WEEI's Mut & Merloni. "I just wanted fair value and fair years. They weren't willing to go there -- for whatever reason, I have no idea. "They told me that they didn't want to sign guys to long-term deals, and then they gave (Shane) Victorino a three-year deal, and then (Mike) Napoli a three-year deal or four-year deal, whatever it was. So, basically they lied to my face. At that point, I kind of got a bad taste in my mouth an...
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