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C.J. Wilson not worried about the Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  March 31, 2011 03:40 PM

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ARLINGTON, Texas ó Here's a little Q&A with Texas starter C.J. Wilson:

What stands out to you with the Red Sox lineup?

ďI donít know. Itís pretty much the same lineup they had last year with two additions, really, and Iíve faced those guys before. Itís not like all of a sudden they have the ghost of Ted Williams playing for them or something. They have a couple of lefties, which is good for me, obviously. Last year it was. I just like pitching at home. Iím not really too worried about it.Ē

How much could Crawford and Gonzalez help them?

ďCompared to who? Theyíre good players, obviously. You donít sign a guy for over $100 million unless heís a good player. Itís as simple as that. Theyíre good. Carlís fast. They added another speed guy.Ē

Is controlling their running game an issue with Ellsbury and Crawford in the same lineup?

ďNo. If you get them out, they donít get on first base. Thatís the idea. The No. 1 way to control a running game is to get them out. Iíve pitched well against both those guys. Iím not terribly concerned about it.Ē

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