While Rays outfielder Carl Crawford did tell “Angels On Air” host Jeff Biggs (interview can be heard here) that he would consider Anaheim his new hometown, it will ultimately be economics that will determine his 2011 team and beyond.

He said his first choice would be to remain with the Rays but with their budget limitations and top prospect Desmond Jennings ready to take over an outfield spot it is highly unlikely he will return. Unfortunately for the Halos, there are going to be many teams pursuing Crawford and the Angels may not be able to get into a bidding war.

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