Carl Crawford still talking about the Boston Red Sox

Meet Carl Crawford, the Boston Red Sox's crazy ex-girlfriend

4/25/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Apr 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford (25) reacts after striking out during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsCarl Crawford and the Boston Red Sox broke up 8 months ago. Back in August of last year, the Sox traded him along with Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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.

"I don't think I smiled in two years. I was just frowning, I started growing grey hairs on my face from the stress and everything for two years straight."

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.
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4/26/13   |   nschively   |   1 respect

Crawford never had a good arm.  It was his one glaring weakness....

And I don't know as I would say he "stole" money from the Red Sox.  The Red Sox signed him to an absolutely ridiculous contract.  I think he pressed from the beginning, got off to a horrible start, got buried by the Boston media, became a head case, got injured, tried to play through the injury, and ended up crashing and burning.

That's not the same - IMHO - as someone who comes in, signs a big contract, underproduces for no apparent reason, and doesn't even really seem to care all that much.

4/25/13   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

By no means am I a Red Sox fan Pat, however I think when all is said and done the Sox might have a better record than the Dodgers do at season end.  I also think unlike LA, Boston might actually make the playoffs.  Found it very funny during last night's game against the Mets, that one broadcaster was saying what a horrible arm Crawford now has in the outfield and that he has been replaced late in games for defensive reasons.  Including in the 10th inning so the Dodgers could use 5 infielders.  For a former qb recruit, injuries have really hampered this guy physically and in terms of his likeability since he left the Rays.