Re: Do you have a message for Carl?continues to be critical of his time in Boston-
posted at 8/23/2013 1:05 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
In response to seannybboi's comment:
Can he even stay healthy until the start of the game tonight?
If you ever looked at player stats, you would know that Crawford has played 88 games this year and has exceeded 109 games played in every season except 2012 and his rookie season.
Unlike Jacoby Ellsbury.
It's comments like that one that fuel Crawford desire to beat the tar out of Boston.
He was never given a chance here, he was criticized from day one, got hurt early and like Lackey he was dailey fodder for the media. Lackey got a second chance, Crawford got traded.
If Crawford was here right now and hitting well, everyone would love him. He is lucky to have been given a chance to go to L.A. where people are less fickle, more laid back and a lot less critical.
In case you haven't noticed, nearly every Sox play gets criticized relentlessly. Most don't blame the fans and media for their shortcomings, but I'm happy asd a pig in S*^T than CC is out of here.
Yes, I was one who started on day one, but I doubt he read my posts. The guy had platoon splits written all over him. He stinks against lefties. Period. Paying someone over $20M a year to be a "glorified platoon player" (what I called him day one) was insane.
All he had to do to shut me up was stay healthy and hit even at 80% of what he had done with TB in his previous few seasons. I'm sorry if my complaining caused him to get hurt and pout, but at $20M+ I had/have little sympathy for his situation.
If someone offered you 20 million dollars would you take it?
Or would you be an idiot and say "I'm not worth that much."
Me, I would take it.
It is kind of hard to be critical of a player for accepting more than he is worth. As a Tampa Bay player this guy was hell on wheels against us and against the Yankees. When he became a free agent and it was well known Tampa was out of the running it became an arms race between NY Yankees and Red Sox, as it was for Dasuike , Contreras and a few others. Theo paid too much for Crawford to keep him away from the Yankees and becuase he killed us while in Tampa. As astute fans , we should have all known that Crawford's best years were behind him. He could never repeat his early success. Mark the name JACOBY ELLSBURY down and here is a guy who has spent even more time in less years on the DL than Crawford....Jacoby will get a huge payday , he will be overpaid, he will be lucky if it is a West Coast team that gets him. Because he will be in virtual anonimity in a place like L.A. or S.F. ...and his numbers will drop, because like Crawford his payday will be based on a couple of good seasons that are in the past, not on what he will do going forward.