Outfielder Carl Crawford's new seven-year, $142 million deal with the Boston Red Sox hit the media in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. The deal is the sixth largest free agent pact in baseball history, but it's only the second-richest contract the Red Sox have given to a player this week: that distinction belongs to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, newly-acquired via trade from the San Diego Padres, reportedly in the process of finalizing a seven-year, $154 deal of his own. Twitter contemplated what the new acquisitions meant for baseball's balance of power.
Red Sox fans haven't slept better in years!
Baseball's slow demise continues with Red Sox-Yankee buying of talent. It's sad. Come on Bud, acknowledge u have a competitive balance prob
Red Sox buy Carl Crawford. They're 1 step away from exhuming Babe Ruth, reanimating him, then signing him just 2 prove a point.
I think we can all agree: Carl Crawford is 57.9 times the player Ryan Kalish is.
Red Sox sign Crawford for $142m, Yankees offer Lee $140m. Bal, Cle, KC, Sea mathematically eliminated from '11 playoffs
Those big-boy teams sure like to spend their big bucks after losing to those pesky little Rays.
Red Sox sign Carl Crawford for 7 years, $142 million. Idiots. They could have signed Derek Jeter for 9 years for that.
Couldn't sleep at all last night. Had nightmares thinking about the Redsox lineup.