Re: Red Sox near deal for Coco Crisp
I think Crisp will seem less overrated, at least as an offensive player, as a starting CF playing half his games at Fenway rather than a LF playing half his games at the Jake. Big difference in park factor and defensive value there. He's also right at that age where he might not have reached his peak quite yet.
If the Red Sox start Cora, they don't really have an adequate back up for him who they'd want to make the team out of camp. If Gonzalez is cheap enough it's probably worth it for that and the better defense, but it's possible that they'll use them almost like a platoon, using specific match-ups more than lefty-righty.