Carl Crawford’s Fit in Boston Could Be Diminishing After Adrian Gonzalez Deal

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Carl Crawford's Fit in Boston Could Be Diminishing After Adrian Gonzalez Deal Carl Crawford will make an impact no matter where he ends up, but according to a few MLB insiders in Florida, he may not be the perfect choice for the Red Sox anymore.

It’s certain that Crawford could pack a dynamic punch in the Red Sox’ lineup, but with the recent signing of left-handed first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Crawford may not be the top choice for Theo Epstein.

NESN.com’s Tony Lee asked a few MLB reporters about Crawford’s fit in Boston, and while all three agreed he would succeed at Fenway, he may not be the right player to pursue after signing a left-handed slugger in Gonzalez.

“I think they want a right-handed hitter after signing Adrian,” said the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. “I think he [Crawford] fits a little bit less than what he would have fit had they not signed Adrian … Hard to say no to a guy like that if the price is right but I really don’t think he’ll be a Red Sox.”

To hear other reactions from the New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand, and ESPN’s Buster Olney, check out the video below.

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