Friday, November 12, 2010

It's Crawford Or Werth In OF

We all kind of knew that the Red Sox would have to aim high to solidify a weak outfield. For a while there was talk that they'd go cheap (read: David DeJesus), but now it's clear from reports that one of the two premier free agents—Carl Crawford or Jayson Werth—will be patrolling the Fenway Green soon.

This is a good thing. Both players are good defenders and both are offensive forces in any lineup (Crawford more of a doubles and speed guy; Werth more of a power threat). One or the other is a necessity if we are to contend in 2011. Adding Adrian Gonzalez to either one (assuming Pedroia and Youkilis come back healthy) would make us favorites in the AL East.