The Red Sox and Angels both intend to pursue Rays All-Star outfielder Carl Crawford this offseason, according to WEEI.com. Crawford, 29, is going to land a big contract this offseason with the way the outfielder market is shaping up. He is having a great year, hitting .309 with a .360 on-base percentage, 43 extra-base hits and 46 stolen bases. He also has 17 home runs, one short of his career high.
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Teams are adjusting their market philosophy as they become more cost conscious, meaning the market for Crawford may not be as big, say, if he was a free agent three or four years ago. Still, the four time All-Star has several good years ahead of him and could command a five or six year deal worth upwards of 10 million dollars annually.