Red Sox reach deal with Crawford for $142M, 7 years

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“When I’ve been comfortable, I’ve tended to play well,” he said. “I’m not the greatest guy when I sit on the bench. I have ants in my pants.”

Cut by Atlanta, Diaz went to Pittsburgh. Cust was closing a deal to leave Oakland and play for Seattle and Sherrill hoped a move from the Dodgers to Atlanta would help rejuvenate his career.

The meetings end Thursday with the Rule 5 draft, mostly made up of minor league veterans left off 40-man rosters. Even when teams pack up and leave the Disney resort, look for more deals — often 3½ days of talking quickly turns into a move or two.

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