Yankees Rumors: Stayinig in Contact with Carl Crawford 10

The Yankees have called free agent outfielder Carl Crawford presumably to keep themselves in the loop, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.

Cliff Lee remains their primary target this offseason, but it looks like Crawford is their clear no. 2 target in the event they don’t sign Lee. So far they have not been in contact with the other big free agent outfielder Jayson Werth.

Crawford seems to have a ton of teams interested in him and the whispers have been that he could sign for as many as eight years. That’s a pretty hefty contract so the Yankees probably want to been in the loop so that way if they don’t land Lee they don’t have to rush into making such a big decision.

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10 thoughts on “Yankees Rumors: Stayinig in Contact with Carl Crawford

  • Hardcore Yankee Fan

    Don't see Crawford signing with the Yanks and I personally think it would be a huge waste of money with where their payroll is going to be. Even if they don't get Lee, I wouldn't sign him. The only caveat is if they don't get Lee and can trade a ton of prospects and Grandy or Gardner for someone like Felix Hernandez prior to signing Crawford. Only with all of these "ifs" would I be in favor of it.

    • Bronx Knight

      I like this theory. As I've said elsewhere, we simply don't need Crawford. Among other things, Gardner, in his breakout year, was equal to or better than Crawford in most every category except power. Gardner is underestimated and Crawford is over-touted.

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