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Perhaps The Stupidest Rumor Ever

I feel obligated to post this just for the absurdity of it:

The Brewers are trying to acquire TB's Carl Crawford, who sources say the club thinks is the final "piece to their puzzle", but the Rays don't want pricey ace Ben Sheets of Chris Capuano in return.  Instead they want to see if they can get the Yankees (who like both of those guys) involved.

The Yankees are interested in the Brewers' duo because they believe the Brewers' asking price is rair.  However, the Brewers, who want a speedy, leadoff-type LF for 2008 and beyond, don't want Johny Damon in the deal.  So, there are efforts being made to get the three teams together before the Winter Meetings.

We'll keep an eye on that.

Of all the reasons for the Rays to not want to trade Carl I've never heard the term "Pricey" thrown around when talking about returns; in fact here's the contracts for each:

Crawford: 08:$5.25M, 09:$8.25M club option ($2.5M buyout), 10:$10M club option ($1.25M buyout)
Sheets 08:$11M
Capuano 08 ARB2 09 ARB3 (made 3.25 million last year)

So we're more concerned about a little less than five million for an injury prone ace or probably saving money for a pitcher two seasons from free agency. On top of that the Rays want the Yankees to improve by getting involved? Unless we're getting Phil Hughes or Joba Chamberlain as well as   another player it doesn't make a lot of sense for us to want them to land Capuano or Sheets.