Theo Epstein has a “Beautiful Mind”
While most teams in the MLB were two preoccupied with “the blonde” (Cliff Lee), nobody was looking at any of the other girls at the bar (Carl Crawford). The Yankees and the Rangers considered Crawford as their consolation prize if they lost out on Lee, therefore allowing the Red Sox to get exactly what they were looking for: giving up some freedom for a long term commitment. As for Cliff Lee? He will have a kid, gain a bunch of weight, and make his suitor regret omitting certain language in their agreement.