The Boston Red Sox made some major moves this off-season, but none bigger than the decision to sign Carl Crawford to a 7-year, $142-million contract.
The contract made Crawford the second highest paid outfielder in team history. Nobody knows for sure whether Crawford will live up to his lucrative deal for the Sox, but for the time being it sure looks like a smart move.
After all Crawford has tormented the Red Sox has a hitter, fielder, and baserunner for the last decade as a member of A.L. East rival Tampa Bay Rays.
If he can stay anywhere near the numbers he has been producing in recent years, and help lead Boston to a World Series Championship, then he will be worth every penny of the deal.
Here is a look at the ten biggest contracts in recent history and how the expensive decisions turned out for the Red Sox front office.