Buzz: Pagan for Crisp

According to WFAN’s Ed Coleman, the Mets and Red Sox are discussing a swap of Angel Pagan for Coco Crisp.

it’s not an official trade…all ed said was that it’s a rumor, which is gaining steam…of course, Mike and the Maddog then proceeded to discuss the potential deal as though it had already been completed, which it hasn’t

In 2005 with the Indians, Crisp hit .300 with 18 HR and 15 stole bases. 

However, since going to the Red Sox, in 2006 and 2007, spanning 940 at-bats, he’s hitting just .266 with 73 extra base hits, 50 stole bases while striking out 151 times.

this trade is confusing to me…i suppose coco is the more established of the two players, but i just can’t figure out why either team is interested in such a swapi’m wondering if maybe there is more to it, maybe a pitcher involved, etc

Crisp will earn $4.75 million in 2008, followed by $5.75 million in 2009, after which he can be a free agent unless his team exercises a $8 million option for 2010.

Update3:01 pm

Pagan just hit a two-run home run during today’s spring-training game against the Orioles.