Red Sox land Crawford with 7-year deal

What a good year to be a top-tier free agent in baseball.

The next big MLB winter meetings domino has fallen as has confirmed that the Boston Red Sox have agreed with free agent Carl Crawford on a seven-year, $142 million contract. The deal was first reported by The Boston Globe .

The former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder was considered to be the premier position player available in this winter's free-agent market, and once the consensus No. 2 OF Jayson Werth inked his own seven-year megadeal earlier this week, the projections for Crawford's eventual numbers climbed even higher.

Crawford, a four-time All-Star In Tampa, has played primarily left field and is expected to play in front of the famed "Green Monster" at Boston's Fenway Park for the next several years.