The Washington Post has a couple paragraphs on the possiblity of the Nationals trading for Coco Crisp. Crisp may be deemed expendable by Theo Epstein this winter because of the emergence of Jacoby Ellsbury.
Crisp hit .268/.330/.382 this year; the solid power from his Cleveland days has not returned. We can write ’06 off due to wrist injuries but Crisp’s offense this year was disappointing. The 28 year-old at least played some fine center field defense. He earns $4.75MM in ’08, $5.75MM in ’09, and has an $8MM option with a $500K buyout for ’10. The reasonable contract and possibility for a resurgence might catch Jim Bowden’s eye. The Nats went with Nook Logan, Ryan Church, and others this year and received a .255/.321/.382 line. Just tossing a name out there – if Nick Johnson is healthy, is that a possible match for Boston?