Red Sox sign Carl Crawford to 7-year, $142M deal
Via MLBTR, we learn that the Red Sox have agreed to a massive 7-year, $142M deal for the speedy Carl Crawford. Crawford, 29, hit .307/.356/.495 with 19 homers and 47 stolen bases in 2010 and, as a left fielder, he’s as good as it gets defensively (career 15.0 UZR/150). In a week, the Sawx have added Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez — man, talk about making a splash. The Yankees reportedly never made Crawford an actual offer, so perhaps they’re content with Brett Gardner (which is totally understandable). I also think that the Yankees are simply saving up for Cliff Lee, who, after receiving a potential 6-year, $140M offer from Brian Cashman yesterday, could decide on where he wants to by the end of the week.