Carl Crawford has signed the richest outfield contract in Major League Baseball history, and it has left other teams in the American League scrambling.

It has been a bizarre and very cash-driven start to the 2011 Winter Meetings.

Boston has clearly emerged with potentially the best offense in the American League.

But other teams will try to make sure that it’s not enough to get them the AL pennant.

Here are five moves other AL teams will make to keep themselves in contention.

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