Hoynes is reporting that today could be the end of the Crisp trade saga. The Indians want Marte, Mota, Shoppach, and Delcarmen for Coco, Riske, and Bard. The Red Sox said no to including Delcarmen and countered with two low-level prospects. Shapiro said no and told Boston to deliver its last best offer by last night.
While I would love to see a trade like this go through, I think that Shapiro is doing the right thing here. He's got Boston over a barrel and he really doesn't need to make any deal. I'm just hoping that if this falls through he will continue with either the Michaels deal or try to swing Kearns.