Carl Crawford To Sign With Red Sox

If you were riding the Carlos Beltran – to – Boston rollercoaster on Wednesday, it’s time to get off — the Red Sox have agreed to sign Carl Crawford to a 7-year, $142M contract.

So, no need for the Bosox to acquire Beltran. Additionally, the wild fantasy of seeing Crawford play in a park built for him — Citi Field — is also squashed (not that there was ever a shred of possibility of it happening).

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  1. CatchDog December 10, 2010 at 10:17 am
    With the Sox acquiring both AGonz and Crawford, I’d wager thy kingdom against a mango that Cliff Lee’s a Yankee before the weekend is over. And I’m thinking 7 years and 170 mil is what it’s gonna take Planet Pinstripe to get Cliff Lee’s autograph.

    Move over Walton family. There’s a new Sheriff in Arkansas. And he’s not rolling back prices…