Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Heyman: Yanks Might Be Eying Crawford

Towards the end of Jon Heyman's article on the Red Sox yesterday (hat-tip to Was Watching), he had this nugget about the Yankees interest in Carl Crawford:
One reason the Yankees were reluctant to go for a two-year deal for Johnny Damon might have had little to do with Damon and been a greater reflection of what they think of Carl Crawford. The Yankees love him. Crawford is almost sure to be too rich for the low-revenue Rays, and the Yankees jump to the head of the class for interested teams. Remember, too, that the Yankees passed on Matt Holliday. It all seems to set up nicely for Crawford.
This could be just pure speculation on Heyman's part, after all the Yankees did offer Damon a two-year deal, but that was before they traded for Curtis Granderson. I'm sure many others are thinking the same thing regarding Crawford and the Yankees, I know I have.

With how things went down this offseason, adding Crawford next year makes a ton of sense for the Yanks. Adding his speed and defense to an already potent lineup would make give the Yankees a lethal combination of speed and power.

In my mind, the only thing that could stop the Yankees from landing Crawford would be a breakout season by Brett Gardner. That could definitely change their plans. Otherwise I think he ends up in Pinstripes.

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