Some say Crawford isn't 'worth the money'. Anybody been watching the Rays the past few years. Crawford seemed to have 20 stolen bases a year against the Red Sox. A Yankee fan told me today, that Crawford gets "wasted" playing left field in Boston. Last time I checked, the Sox also play eighty-one games not in "America's Most Beloved Ballpark".
If the Yankees elect to go with their non-defensive catcher, Miguel Montero, Ellsbury, Crawford, Pedroia, and maybe others can run at will. We won't be complaining about the Yankees' short porch, when the Sox have Ellsbury, Crawford, Ortiz, Gonzalez, Drew, Lowrie, and Saltalamacchia in the lineup.
What Sox fans won't be saying now:
- Why are they spending so much money on soccer?
- Why did ticket prices rise?
- Why won't they spend money on free agents?
- Why don't the Sox have a more athletic team?
- Why do concessions cost so much?
- Why should I watch the Sox on TV?
- What is Theo doing?
Nothing guarantees the Sox anything, but you catch a lot more fish with your hook in the water. Right?
We can only hope that the Texarkana connection gets a certain lefthander to the Rangers.