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Old 12-09-2010, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default Red Sox sign Carl Crawford!!

http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/th...rd-7-year-deal

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Old 12-09-2010, 01:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: Red Sox sign Carl Crawford!!

So he's not signing with the Yankees?!

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Old 12-09-2010, 01:07 AM   #3
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That contract is going to hurt badly for the last 3 years of it (basically, what we Jays fans are experiencing with Vernon Wells right now). Part of Crawford's big value these days is his ability to cover tons of space on defense. If he stays in LF, that neuters some of his value since he's not THAT great of a hitter. But for the next couple years, it makes the Red Sox a very dangerous team and they probably have the best top of the order in the league going into next year.

Crawford
Pedroia
Gonzalez
Youkilis
Ortiz
The rest

Filthy. Guys who get on base plus it's impossible to match up against them because of the mix of lefties and righties.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:11 AM   #4
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Sigh, sucks he's leaving the Rays but it's even worse that he's joining the Red Sox. O well, I can't fault him for taking the money. Best of luck to ya Carl. You played well for Tampa.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:14 AM   #5
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My mouth literally dropped when I just heard of this about 30 sec ago.. I really thought the angels would push hard to grab him but once again theo pulls a rabbit out of a hat, first gonzalez, now crawford and I would suspect maybe a russell martin could be on the way next.

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Old 12-09-2010, 01:23 AM   #6
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How did Werth get $126 over 7 years and Crawford gets $142 over the same period? Crawford is 29, Werth is 31. I'm surprised Carl didn't command more money. As ridiculous as that sounds, just how baseball works I guess
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:25 AM   #7
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Sigh, sucks he's leaving the Rays but it's even worse that he's joining the Red Sox. O well, I can't fault him for taking the money. Best of luck to ya Carl. You played well for Tampa.
I feel the same. Pena signed today too. He was absolutely horrible this year though. At least they have Jennings and some other prospects to move around plus Brignac and Sean Rodriguez will improve. Both losses will hurt but they can still compete.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:26 AM   #8
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It's tough to keep up with the game and your team, when you know you don't stand a chance.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:28 AM   #9
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So Tampa get's Boston's 1st round pick next draft right? Isn't that how it works?
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:28 AM   #10
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Default Re: Red Sox sign Carl Crawford!!

So how much does this up the price for Lee? The Yanks have no choice but to pay him what he wants now.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:30 AM   #11
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How did Werth get $126 over 7 years and Crawford gets $142 over the same period? Crawford is 29, Werth is 31. I'm surprised Carl didn't command more money. As ridiculous as that sounds, just how baseball works I guess
Werth has been a better hitter than Crawford the last few years. That's probably why the $$ were close.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:31 AM   #12
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So how much does this up the price for Lee? The Yanks have no choice but to pay him what he wants now.
They've offered I think 6/140, allegedly anyway. Dude can basically name his price at this point.

Just think what Pujols is gonna get either sometime soon from StL or wherever on the open market next winter.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:46 AM   #13
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Another lefty to go up against Sabathia, Lee, Pettitte? Sweet.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:51 AM   #14
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They've offered I think 6/140, allegedly anyway. Dude can basically name his price at this point.

Just think what Pujols is gonna get either sometime soon from StL or wherever on the open market next winter.

Do you have a link by any chance? I've been hearing 6 years on ESPN (Lee apparently wants a 7th), but they didn't give a price offered. Today was also the 1st offer they'd made
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:53 AM   #15
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Do you have a link by any chance? I've been hearing 6 years on ESPN (Lee apparently wants a 7th), but they didn't give a price offered. Today was also the 1st offer they'd made
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/sp...es.html?src=mv 4th paragraph
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