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Red Sox recruiting Crawford, Werth hard

Posted on: December 2, 2010 2:01 pm

The Red Sox, looking to add an impact outfielder to their lineup this winter, are taking their cuts: After meeting with free agent Carl Crawford in Houston recently, the traveling road show continued when general manager Theo Epstein and manager Terry Francona met with free agent Jayson Werth and his representatives in Chicago on Wednesday evening, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.

There are no indications that a deal is close with either player, as sources say the discussions are "continuing." Plus, both Crawford and Werth remain highly sought after by other clubs.

Crawford remains the Angels' top target as well, and owner Arte Moreno and Co. continue to put on a full-court press. Though the Angels have been linked to free agent closer Rafael Soriano as well, Crawford remains far and away their top priority. One source with knowledge of the Angels plans says they want Crawford "bad."

Either Werth or Crawford would play well in Fenway Park, which is why Epstein and Francona have made the rounds from Houston to Chicago. It is believed that Scott Boras, Werth's agent, also conducted talks with other clubs while in Chicago on Wednesday and Thursday morning.


Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:54 pm

Red Sox recruiting Crawford, Werth hard

Crawford doesn't like to hit leadoff.

Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:53 pm

Red Sox recruiting Crawford, Werth hard

Ignorant comment, nuf said

Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:52 pm

Red Sox recruiting Crawford, Werth hard


Since: Jun 16, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:44 pm

Red Sox recruiting Crawford, Werth hard

These are some really dumb arguments. I don't think anyone would argue that the Red SOx would have been much better if they weren't riddled with injuries. That's obvious. To suggest that a team who made the playoffs (The Yankees) and won 95 games had a more disappointing season than a team who missed the playoffs entirely is just idiotic. You'd think that winning two world series rings would help eliminate the loser mentality from the Red Sox and their fans but obviously is hasnt. Injuries are part of sports, deal with it. The Red Sox went into the season with the same expectations the Yankees did...World Series or bust!!! At least the Yankees made it to the dance.

Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:37 pm

Red Sox recruiting Crawford, Werth hard

 Ellsbury has his own skill set but he is hardly a younger version of Crawford. Ells is faster but Crawford hits for more power, drives in more runs, and has better defense (especially his arm). I love Ellsbury but Crawford is better overall.

Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:23 pm

Red Sox recruiting Crawford, Werth hard

They have a leadoff hitter.  A younger version of Crawford.  His name is Jacoby Ellsbury.  Werth's #'s in the clutch are pathetic.  Both signings would be a mistake.  Find a way to get Adrian Gonzalez and then we are lalking lethal lineup!!

Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:04 pm

Red Sox recruiting Crawford, Werth hard

New York did have a good lineup but making that the point of your argument over who had a bigger dissapointment last season is idiotic. The Yankees had 1 pitcher that was throwing well going into the playoffs, Pettite was coming back from shoulder problems and Hughes should have never been asked to be the #2 in a playoff rotation after his first season starting in the majors. Pitching wins in the playoffs, everybody knows it, and even if the sox had everyone healthy they didn't have the pitching either. They were in the same boat as New York. Lester and then Bucholz, who is too young and didn't pitch well in Sept. I also love the fact that people think the Yankees are this big time money machine that is so rich that no team can contend with them. The Stienbrenners ( at the beginning of last year ) were the 12th richest as far as owners went. You know who was first..........The NATIONALS! they are owned by the group that also owns Nintendo and have one of the lowest payrolls in baseball. You can't fault the Yankees for paying people that way when most teams could if they wanted to. Over-paying for players does not help New York as much as people make it out anyway. When these high priced free agents like Burnett, Pavano, Kevin Brown and guys like that crap the bed thats all you hear is how dumb they were for giving them that kind of money but before it happens everyone is pissed because they didn't sign with their team. You can't have it both ways and the payroll argument doesn't work anymore so stop using it as your trump card.

Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 6:44 pm
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Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2010 6:33 pm

Red Sox recruiting Crawford, Werth hard

I know they can't afford him but Crawford would be the idea fit for the Reds.....Leadoff hitter they need that would make that lineup lethal...........Spend some money..

Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2010 6:21 pm

Red Sox recruiting Crawford, Werth hard

The difference is the Yankees offer the player way more money then any other team can offer(even the Sox) therefore making it imposiible for them to turn it down.  And to the earlier post, yes ift was more disapointing for the Yankees to not make/win the World Series then the Sox not making the Playoffs, everyone knows what injuries the Sox had, the Yankees with their lineup, should make the Series every year.

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