Still, despite the fact that he has a brand new partner in the LA Dodgers, Crawford can't seem to stop gossiping about his ex, the Red Sox.
In an interview with USA Today's Paul White, Crawford once again reiterated that he was unhappy in Boston, where he received approximately $25M over the course of a season and a half. In exchange, he played a total of 161 games, batted .260, and had an OPS+ of 89, which is slightly below average.
Only a month and a half ago, Crawford referred to the Boston media as "the worst thing he has ever experienced."
Carl Crawford is a talented baseball player, and he's on an extremely talented team in Los Angeles. The Red Sox have their new players and their new manager, and they're doing pretty well also. At this point, much like a jilted ex-lover, the more Crawford talks about the Red Sox, the worse it reflects on him, more so than the Red Sox.
Everyone knows the Red Sox were a disaster in 2011 and 2012. That's not news. Everyone also knows that during that time period, Crawford basically stole money from the Red Sox. There's a reason the Boston media was harsh on Crawford, and it's not because his play was up to par. It clearly was not. Neither party is innocent here, but the Red Sox have clearly moved on in every way. It's time for Crawford to do the same.