Found July 18, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
Carl Crawford finally came off the disabled list on Monday, so obviously now is the time to trade him, right? Apparently that’s what the Boston Red Sox are thinking. Major league sources have told FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal that Boston is aggressively shopping Crawford around the league and has been in contact with multiple teams concerning a shop. While Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has denied such reports, but we have also been hearing for a while that Boston would like to be rid of Crawford’s contract. The Red Sox have reached out to the Miami Marlins, with an eye towards netting either Jose Reyes or Hanley Ramirez in return. Money and other pieces would have to be involved for such a deal to take place. We’ve been hearing that a deal between the two sides was discussed briefly, but was almost immediately dropped, that jives with what USA Today has been reporting. The Sox wanted Ramirez and closer Heath Bell in return for Crawford and a prospect. We have also heard that ...

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Carl Crawford 'Still Surprised' by Trade Rumors, Says Boston is 'Best Place to Play' (Video)

July is an exciting month for Major League Baseball. As the trade deadline looms at the end of the month, it's hard not to be excited and anxious when hearing trade rumors involving your ball club. But how does feel if it's your name involved in those trade rumors? Carl Crawford said that he is "still surprised" by rumors that he could be traded to the Miami Marlins...

Red Sox gauging interest in Crawford

How's this for a blockbuster? Left fielder Carl Crawford to the Miami Marlins for either shortstop Jose Reyes or third baseman Hanley Ramirez, with other pieces and significant cash involved. The Boston Red Sox are contacting teams to gauge their trade interest in Crawford, according to major-league sources. No trade appears close. Such a deal would be difficult to accomplish...

Carl Crawford 'Surprised' After Being Linked to Marlins, Plans to Block Out Trade Talk

BOSTON –– Carl Crawford can't catch a break. Two days after making his season debut for the Red Sox, the outfielder was linked to the Miami Marlins in reported trade discussions. The chatter is taking place just a year and a half since Crawford signed a seven-year, $142 million deal. "I was surprised," Crawford said about the rumors. "I'm still surprised...

Mayor fires cop who slurred Crawford

A Massachusetts mayor has fired a police officer accused of directing a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford during a baseball game. Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella says Officer John Perrault's comments and actions show he's unfit to serve on the police force. Mazzarella's decision Thursday comes a day after Police Chief Robert Healey recommended...

Leominster Mayor Confirms Police Officer Used Racial Slur at Crawford

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Carl Crawford Turns on 'Afterburner' While Matching Kevin Youkilis on Comeback Trail (Video)

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Report: Marlins pitch blockbuster deal to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox reportedly have been offered a mega-deal by the Miami Marlins, who would trade closer Heath Bell and infielder Hanley Ramirez for outfielder Carl Crawford and a prospect. The proposed traded, which was first reported by USA Today Sports on Wednesday, would involve three All-Stars who have combined contracts of $239 million. Crawford, who was activated for the...

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Red Sox and Marlins talking potential blockbuster trade

Bob Nightingale of USA today is reporting that the Miami Marlins have approached the Boston Red Sox in regards to a blockbuster trade. The report indicates that the Red Sox would send Carl Crawford and a prospect to Miami for Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell. In theory, this is a huge blockbuster of a (potential) [...]

Adrian spoils Youk's welcome back party as Red Sox win 5-1.

In a night that had Kevin Youkilis' return to Boston & the season debut of Carl Crawford, the biggest return was Adrian Gonzalez's power. Gonzo took a high fastball from Leyson Septimo into the monster seats for a three run home run that helped give the Red Sox a 5-1 victory.   It did "spoil" Youkilis' return as he recieved a standing ovation in the...

Red Sox may be trying to trade Carl Crawford

Sources say #RedSox gauging interest in Crawford. GM Cherington says, “There’s nothing going on.” Full column here:… — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 18, 2012 And while there is allegedly “Nothing going on”, we all know that is code-words by baseball general managers that means ‘We are totally talking to other teams to see what...
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