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From the moment he was pouring sweat uncontrollably when the Boston Red Sox announced him as their newest signing in 2010, you had to wonder if Carl Crawford could handle the pressures of playing in Boston. Looking back on his year-and-a-half with the team, one would come to the conclusion that he could not.
Part of the reason Crawford struggled was that he could not stay healthy. He needed Tommy John surgery and did not get it until the day after he was traded to the Dodgers. Why did he wait? He was tired of being ripped to shreds by the fans.
“Nobody said I should keep playing, that was just me,” Crawford told the Los Angeles media according to the Boston Globe. “I didn’t want anyone to say ‘I’m not sitting on y’all money.’ That was the biggest thing, people on the radio shows saying he makes 20 million. I’m a hard worker and I wanted to show that. I wasn’t performing well. I know Boston is a blue collar town so I just wanted to have the same attitude that I was working hard to be...
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LOS ANGELES -- Carl Crawford slipped his new No. 25 jersey over his head, finally having joined the Los Angeles Dodgers two months after the blockbuster trade from Boston that left him as the forgotten $100 million man.
"Feels good," he said, smiling at his introduction Friday.
Crawford had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow two days before the Aug...
Some people will say Carl Crawford never understood the expectations of playing in Boston.
Others will say he understood the expectations far too well.
Crawford, who was finally introduced as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday after spending much of the time after his August trade from the Red Sox recovering from Tommy John surgery, said his injury-marred...
LOS ANGELES Carl Crawford held up the sparkling white Dodgers home jersey so that photographers could get their shots, but after taking a look at his name and number on back, he asked if he could try it on.
Feels good, he said, smiling.
After what Crawford has been through, it probably feels better than good. Hes getting a new start in LA, is putting the turmoil of 1 seasons in...
Earlier this month, I said the Dodgers should look to re-sign Brandon League. It had been reported the Dodgers were looking to do that and, as Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports, the Dodgers are discussing a 3-year deal with League.
Who didn't see that coming?
Here's what I wrote on Oct. 9:
"Knowing Colletti, he'll give League a 3-year deal (if Matt...
I didn’t like the Brandon League trade at the time it was executed, primarily because the effect that a reliever can have in such a short time period is both volatile and minimal. That dislike for the deal grew to mockery when he got off to a horrid start, but after the Dodgers said they fixed his mechanics (and I found that they actually did), he reeled off an undoubtedly impressive...
The Dodgers had one of the best-looking outfields in the National League heading into the 2012 season. Despite not having a left fielder, the combination of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier were tough to beat. After acquiring Carl Crawford, the outfield should be that much better in 2013 and beyond.
Dodger outfielders by the numbers
76 R, 34 2B, 4 3B...
The Dodgers have declined to exercise their 2013 options on outfielder Juan Rivera, reliever Todd Coffey and backup catcher Matt Treanor.
Rivera is due a $500,000 buyout since the club turned down his $4 million option. He batted .244 with 47 RBI while switching between left field and first base in his first season with Los Angeles.
Coffey was 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA. The right-hander...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers have declined to exercise their 2013 options on outfielder Juan Rivera, reliever Todd Coffey and backup catcher Matt Treanor.
Rivera is due a 500,000 buyout since the club turned down his 4 million option. He batted .244 with 47 RBIs while switching between left field and first base in his first season with Los Angeles.
Coffey was 1-0 with a 4.66...
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has won the Roberto Clemente award, given annually to a major league player who gives back through community service and also excels on the field.
The award was announced Sunday before Game 4 of the World Series. Boston's David Ortiz won last year.
Clemente was a Hall of Fame right fielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He died in a...
The 2012 Dodgers started out like a house of fire....and then hit the wall once Matt Kemp went down with hamstring issues, missing most of May and June. The team eventually ceded their NL West lead to the World Champion Giants, despite a summer spending spree that saw them acquire Hanley Ramirez, Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Joe Blanton, and Shane Victorino.
ESPN’s Buster Olney dropped a bomb on Twitter Monday night. Apparently, the Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to move outfielder Andre Ethier after he signed a five year, $85 million deal during the season.
There’s plenty of teams looking to add serviceable outfielders (cough Yankees cough), so a deal for Andre Ethier could actually come to fruition as free agency begins. Ethier...
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