Carl Crawford Signing: What It Could Mean For Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Cameron

Anthony EmersonAnalyst IDecember 10, 2010

Red Sox recently signed outfielder Carl Crawford, shown here with the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in 2010
Red Sox recently signed outfielder Carl Crawford, shown here with the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in 2010Elsa/Getty Images

The big news today is that the Boston Red Sox massively overpaid for former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder, speed demon Carl Crawford. $126 million over 7 years. Whether or not you think that Crawford is worth that kind of money, one thing's for sure: The Red Sox are likely out of the running for Washington Nationals outfielder Josh Willingham, who once again is rumored to be on the trading block.

However, the Red Sox now have an incredibly crowded outfield. Crawford will likely be in left, JD Drew (consistently my least favorite player on the Red Sox), Jacoby Ellsbury in center, and either Mike Cameron or Ryan Kalish on the bench. Likely Cameron, as Kalish can stay down in Pawtucket for another season.