Found February 22, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Carl Crawford
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
For most of his life, Carl Crawford has been one of the most talented players on the field at any given time. The talent is certainly still there, but the Red Sox outfielder admits that he began to question his ability for the first time in his life amidst his struggles last season. Crawford isn't letting that get to him this season, though, as he understands the slate is wiped clean, and he has a chance to show Red Sox Nation how gifted he truly is. Crawford said he's made a number of adjustments for the upcoming season, including altering...

Your Morning Dump...where Crawford is working on his batting stance

  Every morning we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump...  “We pretty much had to start all over,” Crawford said following a 15-minute, welcome-to-spring-training session with reporters. “I had to get my base better so I wasn’t so wide. He saw some areas...

Carl Crawford, Former UCLA Basketball Recruit, Shows Off Skills in Jordan's Shootout (Video)

Carl Crawford is the definition of a multi-sport athlete. Before embarking on his professional baseball career, the Red Sox outfielder was also a football and basketball standout, even having the option to continue those careers in college. But Crawford decided to pursure baseball over his other options, which included playing point guard at UCLA. He made a triumphant return to the...

Red Sox LF Crawford reports no issues with wrist

Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford hit off a batting tee Tuesday and reported no problems with his surgically repaired left wrist. Two days after Boston manager Bobby Valentine said Crawford could miss the first few weeks of the season, Crawford said he was ahead of schedule in his rehab from last month's surgery. "I might surprise some people, you never know,"...

Report: John Henry Clarifies Carl Crawford Remarks, Says Signing Was 'Baseball Decision I Ultimately Backed'

Carl Crawford reported to spring training on Monday and admitted that he has a chip on his shoulder regarding Red Sox owner John Henry's comments about his during the offseason. On Tuesday, Henry responded and tried to clarify what he meant when he told 98.5 The Sports Hub that he was "personally opposed" to signing Crawford last year. "At the time I was opposed...

Carl Crawford Still Hopes to Be Ready for Opening Day, Working Hard on Conditioning in Meantime (Video)

Carl Crawford is limited when it comes to hitting right now because of his wrist injury, but he's still aiming to get back in the Red Sox lineup for Opening Day. Obviously, only time will tell, but the fact that Crawford isn't ruling out an Opening Day return is reason enough for optimism. When he does return, the Red Sox outfielder wants to get back to being the prominent...

Red Sox’s Carl Crawford doing some hitting ahead of schedule

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Crawford keeps open mind on return

Carl Crawford isn’t giving up on the idea that he could be ready for Opening Day.

Video: Carl Crawford Hopes To Be Ready For Opening Day

As we learned during in the offseason, Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford had to undergo wrist surgery and that would put his start of the 2012 season in jeopardy. Well Crawford sat down with Tom Caron and Peter Gammons on the NESN Live set at Fenway South on Wednesday night to discuss the possibility of being ready for opening day among other things. {mp4remote}http:/...

Carl Crawford hungry for a fresh start after disappointing debut with Boston Red Sox

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Video: Carl Crawford Participates in Jordan's Shootout

After Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford sat down with Tom Caron and Peter Gammons on the NESN Live set, he took his turn in the Jordan's Shootout. {mp4remote}{/mp4remote} Previous contestants: Jarrod Saltalamacchia Jordan's Shootout Daniel Bard Jordan's Shootout Clay Buchholz Jordan...

Old wounds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - John Henry probably shouldn’t have said it so openly and honestly because Carl Crawford reacted to the Red Sox owner’s offseason comments that he did not favor signing him with hurt and disappointment yesterday.

Red Sox Are Still Experiencing Fallout From the September Collapse

Hope springs eternal as the Red Sox begin spring training in Fort Myers but it is proving difficult to move beyond the events of last fall.  Because many of the people involved did not address the issue at the end of the season, they are now forced to rehash it with the media upon their arrival to camp.  First there was the Beckett semi mea culpa which may not have been enough...

Video: Crawford gets clean slate with Valentine in Boston

Russ Thaler talks with Lou Merloni of CSN New England about Carl Crawford coming into Red Sox spring training, his issues with ownership, and his chance to start fresh with new manager Bobby Valentine. (NBC Sports)

Redemption Time

The bums of summer are back.The Red Sox and new manager Bobby V have reported to JetBlue Park, the Sox new spring training facility which is a beautiful, brandspanking new replica of the team’s true home on Yawkey Way. The top priorities for this year’s Sox squad are to begin abrand new era, avoid replicating last year’s Hindenburg of a season, and havethe type of season they...
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