It was nearly a year ago that Carl Crawford was the prize of the MLB Winter Meetings. Crawford was signed by the the Red Sox and, with the deal for Adrian Gonzalez, the move was expected to be the tipping point to return the Red Sox to the World Series.
The Red Sox were nearly granted a World Series Championship before the season. Of course, we all know how it turned out.
Crawford was far from advertised in Bean Town (.256/11 HR/56 RBI) and is extremely lucky that guys named Adam Dunn and Jayson Werth were free agents last year as well. If not for those two bigger flops, Crawford would have been the no doubt biggest bust of last offseason.
At 30, Crawford's best days might be behind him, but he's still young enough that the Red Sox could attempt to deal the recently departed Theo Epstein's mistake.
Here's six teams that might take the bait.