bronxxbomber wrote:It's just a rumor... The White Sox don't really have major prospects or even enough talent in the majors to make a play for Crawford. Although I'd love to see him play for Ozzie (I think he'd steal 100 bases). The Rays have been going slow in building this franchise, but they're making steady progress. I don't see them moving him unless they are certain he won't sign.
Crawford is signed through 2010 and at a fairly reasonable price by today's standards considering his talent. This just looks like the Rays wanting to unload him before theyhave to pay that 8.25 M salary in 09 (see below). At those prices, Crawford is a steal for a team in a trade and should command a huge trade price.
Carl Crawford of
4 years/$15.25M (2005-08), plus 2009-10 club options
$0.5M signing bonus
05:$0.5M, 06:$2.5M, 07:$4M, 08:$5.25M, 09:$8.25M club option ($2.5M buyout), 10:$10M club option ($1.25M buyout)
2010 salary may increase to $11.5M with incentives