Found July 18, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
Carl Crawford finally came off the disabled list on Monday, so obviously now is the time to trade him, right? Apparently that’s what the Boston Red Sox are thinking. Major league sources have told FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal that Boston is aggressively shopping Crawford around the league and has been in contact with multiple teams concerning a shop. While Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has denied such reports, but we have also been hearing for a while that Boston would like to be rid of Crawford’s contract. The Red Sox have reached out to the Miami Marlins, with an eye towards netting either Jose Reyes or Hanley Ramirez in return. Money and other pieces would have to be involved for such a deal to take place. We’ve been hearing that a deal between the two sides was discussed briefly, but was almost immediately dropped, that jives with what USA Today has been reporting. The Sox wanted Ramirez and closer Heath Bell in return for Crawford and a prospect. We have also heard that ...
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