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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby nsulham » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:37 am

Not in love with the contract but as a Red Sox fan it's hard not to be excited about Carl Crawford on your favorite team.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby pjalst » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:08 am

mweir145 wrote:NYY will give Lee whatever he wants, yeah.

Damn the AL East. I don't want to see any more complaining from Red Sox fans about the Yankees buying championships.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby Skin Blues » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:16 am

Surprised he didn't get 8 years. Still, way too much money for a guy that isn't an elite hitter and relies so heavily on his legs for his value, but of course it makes the Red Sox a hell of a lot better.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby bigken117 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:20 am

feels like Christmas. :-)
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:33 am

This is still a better use of money that giving a 32 old pitcher, a 6 year, 140 million, contract... Just saying. Or giving Jason Worth 7 years.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:39 am

mweir145 wrote:Which is most likely to be the next Vernon Wells albatross contract in a few years: Jayson Werth or Carl Crawford?


Werth. The Red Sox can carry the tail end of this contract, like Yankees can carry Jeter for three years at $ 51 million.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby kimchi_chigae » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:34 am

:~(

Stupid Angels offering 7yr/$108MM. :-[

I don't know why I get my hopes high. Every off-season is the same thing.

Good signing for the Sox. Crawford is only 29 and unless he has a leg injury, he's going to be good for a few years more. It's a lot of money, but does it matter?

The Sox lineup looks ridiculous and their pitching is great too. If Beckett and Dice-K can put up decent numbers, it's going to be scary.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:39 am

mweir145 wrote:Which is most likely to be the next Vernon Wells albatross contract in a few years: Jayson Werth or Carl Crawford?


Werth for sure. Speed doesn't age as bad as some make it sound like it will; look at Juan Pierre. Werth has had health issues his entire career and I have a hard time seeing that change as he ages.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby ayebatter » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:42 am

bigken117 wrote:feels like Christmas. :-)
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Festivus for the rest of us. :^
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby converge241 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:26 pm

nsulham wrote:as a Red Sox fan it's hard not to be excited about Carl Crawford on your favorite team.


;-D ;-D

Werth deal is definetly worse, I was even saying in the werth thread if you are the nats and willing to spend all that and 7 years.at that point why dont you just spend a little more and get Crawford. Crawford is younger and more proven. Never want to see that much money thrown around ut Sox set their record on payroll last year so might as well be on studs. As long as they dont have the highest payroll.. HAHA
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