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Red Sox, Angels to pursue Carl Crawford

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.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 - Carl Crawford 149 579 106 179 30 13 17 88 46 98 46 10 .309 .360 .494

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.