Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that talks between the Angels and Carl Crawford have moved beyond informal discussions…
Carl Crawford, LF, free agent — It’s been quiet on this front, but a major league source said the Angels have gotten into serious talks with Crawford, who seems to fit their team philosophy quite nicely. GM Tony Reagins and owner Arte Moreno were mum on the topic at the GM meetings, a sure sign they’re trying to work things out away from the spotlight. The Red Sox are also said to be doing things behind the scenes.
We still think the Tigers are going to jump in and try to trump the Angels, but it is no surprise that the Angels are the leading contender to land Crawford’s services.
And we have said it before…why would the Red Sox even want Crawford? Playing left field in Fenway Park would only limit Crawford’s value and just means the Red Sox would have to overpay for his services.