If reports are to be believed, the Red Sox are looking to power up for next season. Reports have the Red Sox meeting with Carl Crawford and have met with both Crawford and his reps in Houston. Reports also have the Sox meeting the Werth and his agent Scott Boras in a hotel near the airport in Chicago.
From all of the accounts I have read on these subjects, the Red Sox seem more focused on Crawford instead of Werth. Terry Francona has been quoted as saying that Crawford is a "game changer." Dustin Pedroia has stated that Crawford is a "5 tool player." It seems apparent that the Red Sox think a lot of Crawford and his abilities. They have traveled to Houston in order to try and make a deal happen.
For Werth, they have met with him outside of the airport in a Chicago hotel it is reported and Werth's agent is Scott Boras. A man who is noted for getting as much as he can for his players. While the Red Sox have ready cash, I am not sure they are going to go as far as Boras will want to push the negotiations. Werth is definitely a power player and he could bring a lot to the Red Sox table, I'm just not sure they are willing to pay for it.
Either way, it is clear that the Red Sox are looking to power up their offense in the off season. The only question is who they will get to do that.