Olney: Red Sox need Crawford

November, 10, 2010
In his blog, ESPN's Buster Olney talks about the Carl Crawford sweepstakes, saying that any MLB team would love to land the productive free agent but some need him more than others. Near the top of his list? The Red Sox. Here's his take on where Boston stands:

2. The Red Sox: Boston GM Theo Epstein may lose Victor Martinez and Adrian Beltre through free agency, and no matter what choices he makes, he will be looking to make the team younger and better defensively, and the addition of Crawford would do that. And if the Red Sox win the bidding for Crawford, the top five hitters in their lineup would look something like this (and it would be daunting for any pitcher):

CF Jacoby Ellsbury
2B Dustin Pedroia
LF Carl Crawford
1B Kevin Youkilis
DH David Ortiz

To read Olney's full story, click HERE.



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