The Sox and Phillies will get together on a dael that sends Crawford (~$113mill), Lavarnway and Cecchini for Cliff Lee (~$99mill minimum) and Hunter Pence (~$5.4mill + 1 year arbitrion at $13/14mill),
Phillies improve offensively and gets 2 young, cheap and potentially useful players (one close, one far from MLB) and save $4-5mill or so in the process, pending Pence’s arbitration numbers. While Philadelphia does need farm help, their team core they have committed outside of Hamels is still composed largely older players, with Roy Halladay (35), Jimmy Rollins (34), Ryan Howard (33) and Jon Papelbon (32) all on board next year and beyond (except Halladay). They may not want to white flag everything between now and when the farm is rebuilt and productive. (Those 4 Phillies, plus Hamels, combine to make about $90-95mill next season.)
Sox get a RHH OF with power and an improvement to the pitching staff, both of whom are signed for 2013 and beyond (pending arb for Pence).
Philadelphia gets some desperately needed hitting. They may or may not like Lavarnway, as Ruiz has emerged into a star. Then again, Ruiz is 33 years old. Or, if they remain commited to Ruiz short term, they certainly are free to deal Lavarnway anywhere they see fit (Tampa for Alex Cobb, for example). The Sox can afford to part with Cecchini and Lavarnway if they feel committed to Saltalamacchia and Middlebrooks.