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09:12 AM ET 01.30 | Give the Red Sox credit for taking no chances. Their $142 million deal with Carl Crawford includes a clause that prohibits any team he's traded to from then trading him to the Yankees. They rarely give no-trade clauses, and in Crawford's case allowed him to block trades to only two teams.

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January 30, 2011  10:24 AM ET

Dont get me wrong i would love crawford on the Yanks, but you did us a favor with the clause. just because Boston over paid for a basestealing machine doesnt mean the rest of the league wants to. Be real .296 career ba, 12 hr a year not worth 142 million.

January 30, 2011  10:36 AM ET
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Dont get me wrong i would love crawford on the Yanks, but you did us a favor with the clause. just because Boston over paid for a basestealing machine doesnt mean the rest of the league wants to. Be real .296 career ba, 12 hr a year not worth 142 million.

Amen brother. Crawford was never goin to the Yanks anyways...

Atro and Slinky must be sleeping in. They are too tired because they blog so much. They are the true gatekeepers of this blog......hahahahahaha

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January 30, 2011  10:46 AM ET
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Dont get me wrong i would love crawford on the Yanks, but you did us a favor with the clause. just because Boston over paid for a basestealing machine doesnt mean the rest of the league wants to. Be real .296 career ba, 12 hr a year not worth 142 million.

And we all know the Yankees would never overpay for a free agent now don't we...

January 30, 2011  10:51 AM ET
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Dont get me wrong i would love crawford on the Yanks, but you did us a favor with the clause. just because Boston over paid for a basestealing machine doesnt mean the rest of the league wants to. Be real .296 career ba, 12 hr a year not worth 142 million.

If a player makes your team better, then why would you care what your team pays for him? Carl Crawford makes any team he goes to a better team. He would have been a great pick up for the Yankees, who could have then traded Gardner or Granderson for a pitcher.

January 30, 2011  10:52 AM ET

why was chicago writing about this?

January 30, 2011  10:53 AM ET
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Amen brother. Crawford was never goin to the Yanks anyways...

How do you know that? Do you have Cashman's office bugged? Any free agent the Yankees don't get, they just claim that they never really wanted him in the first place. Cliff Lee may be the one exception and even then most Yank homers said that if was "for the best" because it was too much money anyway. I agree that Crawford was overrated despite being a good/very good player. But don't just assume that the Yanks didn't want Crawford. Maybe they did...maybe they didn't. But neither you nor I or anybody else here knows for sure

January 30, 2011  10:54 AM ET
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If a player makes your team better, then why would you care what your team pays for him? Carl Crawford makes any team he goes to a better team. He would have been a great pick up for the Yankees, who could have then traded Gardner or Granderson for a pitcher.

and what pitcher would that be?

January 30, 2011  10:55 AM ET
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If a player makes your team better, then why would you care what your team pays for him? Carl Crawford makes any team he goes to a better team. He would have been a great pick up for the Yankees, who could have then traded Gardner or Granderson for a pitcher.

And what pitcher would that be?

January 30, 2011  10:56 AM ET

Not to mention that if the Yanks had offered a similar contract to Crawford before the Red Sox. then he would be a Yankee....he never said he didn't want to play in NY

January 30, 2011  10:57 AM ET
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How do you know that? Do you have Cashman's office bugged? Any free agent the Yankees don't get, they just claim that they never really wanted him in the first place. Cliff Lee may be the one exception and even then most Yank homers said that if was "for the best" because it was too much money anyway. I agree that Crawford was overrated despite being a good/very good player. But don't just assume that the Yanks didn't want Crawford. Maybe they did...maybe they didn't. But neither you nor I or anybody else here knows for sure

That's just the typical Yankee response to any move made by Boston. " We didn't want him anyway" You can bet if they knew Lee wasn't coming, they would have been all over Crawford. That's why Boston moved quickly, before Lee was off the board.

January 30, 2011  10:58 AM ET
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And what pitcher would that be?

Does it really matter? Bottom line is they would have something of value to trade.

January 30, 2011  10:59 AM ET
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That's just the typical Yankee response to any move made by Boston. " We didn't want him anyway" You can bet if they knew Lee wasn't coming, they would have been all over Crawford. That's why Boston moved quickly, before Lee was off the board.

Bingo. Give that man a fat cuban and a shot of Patron.

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January 30, 2011  11:10 AM ET
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How do you know that? Do you have Cashman's office bugged? Any free agent the Yankees don't get, they just claim that they never really wanted him in the first place. Cliff Lee may be the one exception and even then most Yank homers said that if was "for the best" because it was too much money anyway. I agree that Crawford was overrated despite being a good/very good player. But don't just assume that the Yanks didn't want Crawford. Maybe they did...maybe they didn't. But neither you nor I or anybody else here knows for sure

Bro It was just my opinion. I though Lee would be there for sure. I never thought about Crawford that much.

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