According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, The New York Yankees have interest in outfielder Carl Crawford. Crawford is a pricey free agent that many teams are after and if there is any team that has the money to pay him, It is the New York Yankees.
Heyman is reporting that the meeting can take place as early as next week. Crawford might not make any sense for the Yankees because they already have a crowded outfield, but what an addition Crawford would be for the Yanks.
The meeting will most likely take place at the winter meetings in Orlando, Florida.
If the Yankees are serious about meeting with Crawford to possibly get a deal done, then they would have to trade Nick Swisher or Brett Gardner.
This is an outfield that already has three capable outfielders. Adding a fourth would not make sense if the Yankees are planning the other three.
Crawford is thought to be asking for a contract in the $100 million range. The Yankees are accustomed to this having giving out $100 million dollar contracts to the likes of CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira.
Carl Crawford had career highs last season in home runs and runs batted in with 19 and 90. He performed at a high level in hopes to get a big contract, and that will likely happen whether it is with the Yankees or elsewhere.
Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter