Carl Crawford And Angels Looking Like Perfect Match

Free agent outfielder Carl Crawford and his agent had an extending meeting with the Yankees on Tuesday, with the team presumably expressing its interest in bringing Crawford to New York. However, the buzz around the game is that Crawford is almost certain to sign with the Angels.

The Angels have a lot of money to spend this offseason, and have been linked to Crawford, Rafael Soriano, Adrian Beltre, and Cliff Lee. That said, they have made Crawford their top priority, and one source said that, in talking with Angels people, he was shocked by "how confident they were" when talking about Crawford signing.

The question, as always, is one of contract magnitude, as the Angels may be reluctant to give in to Crawford's high demands. The athletic 29-year-old outfielder has drawn interest from the Rangers, Yankees, and Red Sox as well, and is not starved for suitors. But then, the Angels like to spend, their owner was disappointed by a poor 2010 season, and they have the roster need, as Crawford could play alongside Torii Hunter and Peter Bourjos in the outfield, with Bobby Abreu shifting to DH.

Crawford isn't about to sign a contract immediately, but the Angels definitely look like his best bet. If that signing does happen, the Angels then may not have the money to sign any other high-profile free agents.

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