How’s this for a blockbuster?
Left fielder Carl Crawford to the Miami Marlins for either shortstop Jose Reyes or third baseman Hanley Ramirez, with other pieces and significant cash involved. - Ken Rosenthal
I’m a long time advocate of Crawford. He may not be worth the money, but he’s a good player. However, I’d love Hanley back in Boston. The Red Sox would have to throw in some money, and there is a limit of how much I’d offer. When it comes to Reyes and Crawford, the money is very close. I’m not sure that a speedster for a speedster is filling the Red Sox’s needs, but it would finally fill the long time hole at shortstop. I’d much prefer to move Hanley to SS. He won’t have the glove that Reyes does, but he can run, get on base and drive players in.
With all of that said, the Red Sox aren’t trading Crawford.
EDIT: Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports that the Marlins proposed Ramirez and Heath Bell for Carl Crawford and a prospect.