Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Crawford Negotiations Heat Up
Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports that two sources close to Carl Crawford's camp say he'll likely sign with the Los Angeles Angels. Multiple high ranking baseball sources concurred with these reports. So far, no reports have been released as to what kind of deal Crawford could receive, but I'd have to imagine it'd be in the 8 year $160-170M range.
We shouldn't take this report to mean that Crawford to the Angels is a done deal. He recently met with the Yankees and Rangers, and the Red Sox are rumored to still be interested in making a run at Crawford. As we've learned with the Adrian Gonzalez trade and the Cliff Lee negotiations, these kinds of things can change from minute to minute.