Angels to Pay Crawford $100 million?

| by Off The Record

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Southern California of the United States of America could use some help in the outfield and some speed on the base paths. So, it’s not crazy to think that they might be interested in a Carl Crawford or a Jayson Werth. And it does seem that they are, in fact, interested in acquiring Crawford.

Angels’ outfielder Torii Hunter says that he will be the team’s top priority in free agency. And rumors are that the team would be willing to make Crawford the first $100 million contract in team history.

“The Yankees are not going to go after him,” Hunter said. “They’ve got Cliff Lee. Boston might be the team. I think Boston and the Angels, that will be the bidding war.”

The Angels are definitely interest in Crawford’s services, and Hunter thinks that his persona would fit well in Southern California.

“We’ve got the weather, the sun shining, and 40,000 fans every night, win or lose,” Hunter said. “When you get off turf, this is where you want to be.

“He’s been saying great things about Anaheim. He needs to go through the process and take his visits. That’s what I encouraged him to do. If he comes out here and takes a visit, we’re going to win him over.”