Crawford Regrets Signing With Sox

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    Re: Crawford Regrets Signing With Sox

    "Then he should return all the money he stole."

    I've never seen you insist that executives from failed companies refund their millions they stole from shareholders. How do you rationalize limiting your "give the money back" stance to athletes only? 

     

     
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    Re: Crawford Regrets Signing With Sox

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    Crawford is a small market guy. I doubt he will excel in LA either.

     



    I agree that Crawford wasn't a good fit in the Boston market, but L.A. & Boston are two totally different animals.  I don't think anyone would be surprised if he has a lot of success out there.  I actually expect it.

     




    I do too...While not a small market, LA is much much more laid back than Boston and the media is not "out for blood" like they are here...He should hit around .300 with 12-15HR. Although his OPS against LHP will still be horrirying as it always was.

     
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    really BDC? you can start a thread and have the original post deleted and it still remains?

    dumb

    mods are deleting these posts and letting pike and triumph run wild in every thread...

     
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    Re: Crawford Regrets Signing With Sox

    In response to southpaw777's comment:

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    Crawford is a small market guy. I doubt he will excel in LA either.

     



    I agree that Crawford wasn't a good fit in the Boston market, but L.A. & Boston are two totally different animals.  I don't think anyone would be surprised if he has a lot of success out there.  I actually expect it.


    I do too...While not a small market, LA is much much more laid back than Boston and the media is not "out for blood" like they are here...He should hit around .300 with 12-15HR. Although his OPS against LHP will still be horrirying as it always was.

     




    I agree with you southpaw777.   :)

    Both the Boston and New York media will tear up a struggling star player as if he/she is a warm piece of bread.   LOL

     

     

     

     
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    Re: Crawford Regrets Signing With Sox

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    Then he should return all the money he stole.

     



    so should theo, the wonder horse.

     



    Would you trade the two WSCs for a different GM?

     
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    Gee, it is really terribble when someone signs you to more then anyone else was willing to. I am not sure why he would say this, except that he is angry for some reason.

    I am glad he is gone but that term used to describe him is out of line.

     



    Jackbu.  To be fair to Carl, his 'regrets', based on his comments, seem mostly to be with himself.  Other than what he referred to as the 'toxic culture' (not many would disagree with this over the past two years), he basically admitted that he did not have what it takes to play in Boston.  he said, “From the outside, you watch guys playing over there and you think you can go and play.  But you realize, once you get there, it’s a little tougher than you expected.”  So, he basically admitted and then went on to expand on how he didnt have the mental stuff to deal with Boston.  He inferred that going for the big money in this case might have been a mistake.  He didn't really put it on the Red Sox.

     

     



    I think many players, past and present, may have regretted basing their decisions on just the money, space. Mike Lowell was offered a bigger/longer deal from the Phillies before re-signing with Boston. He said he wasn't one of those players who  based his decision on money, as much as happiness. Cliff Lee was another, who passed on bigger offers from the NYY and Rangers, and took less to return to the Phillies. More players should look at the whole picture. Sometimes, less is more.

     



    I think of Bay for this one.  He went from a team that always won games, in a park that suited his swing, playing LF where his weaknesses weren't glaring, and for a few dollars, he went to a team with few fans, a park that penalized his swing, playing LF in a much bigger area, and with no chance to win.

    All for an extra $3M?  After tax, it's closer to $1.5M, so instead of having maybe $45M in the bank, he has $46.5M?

     
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    Re: Crawford Regrets Signing With Sox

    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    In response to jasko2248's comment:

     

    In response to Alibiike's comment:

     

    Crawford is a small market guy. I doubt he will excel in LA either.

     



    I agree that Crawford wasn't a good fit in the Boston market, but L.A. & Boston are two totally different animals.  I don't think anyone would be surprised if he has a lot of success out there.  I actually expect it.

     

     




    I do too...While not a small market, LA is much much more laid back than Boston and the media is not "out for blood" like they are here...He should hit around .300 with 12-15HR. Although his OPS against LHP will still be horrirying as it always was.

     



    i agre 100%...i like crawford he is a solid player..he just could not do it here..it's to bad.

     
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    In response to Joebreidey's comment:

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    Gee, it is really terribble when someone signs you to more then anyone else was willing to. I am not sure why he would say this, except that he is angry for some reason.

    I am glad he is gone but that term used to describe him is out of line.

     



    Jackbu.  To be fair to Carl, his 'regrets', based on his comments, seem mostly to be with himself.  Other than what he referred to as the 'toxic culture' (not many would disagree with this over the past two years), he basically admitted that he did not have what it takes to play in Boston.  he said, “From the outside, you watch guys playing over there and you think you can go and play.  But you realize, once you get there, it’s a little tougher than you expected.”  So, he basically admitted and then went on to expand on how he didnt have the mental stuff to deal with Boston.  He inferred that going for the big money in this case might have been a mistake.  He didn't really put it on the Red Sox.

     

     



    I think many players, past and present, may have regretted basing their decisions on just the money, space. Mike Lowell was offered a bigger/longer deal from the Phillies before re-signing with Boston. He said he wasn't one of those players who  based his decision on money, as much as happiness. Cliff Lee was another, who passed on bigger offers from the NYY and Rangers, and took less to return to the Phillies. More players should look at the whole picture. Sometimes, less is more.

     

     



    I think of Bay for this one.  He went from a team that always won games, in a park that suited his swing, playing LF where his weaknesses weren't glaring, and for a few dollars, he went to a team with few fans, a park that penalized his swing, playing LF in a much bigger area, and with no chance to win.

     

    All for an extra $3M?  After tax, it's closer to $1.5M, so instead of having maybe $45M in the bank, he has $46.5M?



    if i remember correctly, didn't the sox detract their offer to bay because of medical concerns??

     
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    if i remember correctly, didn't the sox detract their offer to bay because of medical concerns??

    I thought he still had a $60M/4 offer on the table, but not positive.

     
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    Re: Crawford Regrets Signing With Sox

    http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/mlb/news/story?id=4737363

     
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    Re: Crawford Regrets Signing With Sox

    In response to selenium-'s comment:

    http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/rob-bradford/2010/01/21/what-happened-jason-bay-and-red-sox




    thanks....

     
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    Re: Crawford Regrets Signing With Sox

    Crawford said all Boston cares about is "the 3-run HR."

    And here I wld have settled for a 3 week stretch of him on the field. I guess I was just a greedy out of touch know nothin fan. 

     
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