Carl Crawford May Wait On Cliff Lee Before Signing Own Contract

Carl Crawford is one of the premier free agents on the market, and arguably the best of all the position players. But it seems he may wait to do anything until the true star of the offseason - Cliff Lee - makes a decision on where he's going to go.

Crawford has already drawn significant interest from both the Angels and the Red Sox. Lee, however, has the full attention of both the Rangers and the Yankees, and, obviously, only one of them can get him. The loser will be left searching for other options, and it's possible that Texas or New York could then end up getting involved with Crawford as well. That would only introduce another big-money team to the sweepstakes, which would work out in Crawford's favor.

The likelihood remains that Crawford will sign with either the Red Sox or the Angels. At the very least, though, he could have his price driven up by the Rangers or the Yankees, and for that reason it may be in his best interests to wait.

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