We have heard before that the Red Sox are interested in signing Carl Crawford, but now we get a better idea of the level of interest. A lot…
By all accounts, the Red Sox are working hard behind the scenes to sign one of the two elite free agent outfielders, Carl Crawford or Jayson Werth…If they are successful, the new contract stands a good chance of becoming, both in years and dollars, the largest free agent deal this ownership group has made.
Michael Silverman adds that Crawford might be asking clubs for an eight-year deal and that both Crawford and Werth will likely get $16-19 million per season.
If those numbers are accurate, Crawford is asking for eight years and at least $128 million. That would keep Crawford under contract through age 36.
We had heard that the Angels were pushing hard early on to sign Crawford. And now it looks like he is content to let the market play itself out. Doing so is going to net Crawford an enormous contract. But this also raises the risk that he signs with the Red Sox or Yankees.
Happy, happy, joy, joy…*head hits desk*