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BOSTON –– The Red Sox have been rejuvenated by the returns of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford. Both speedsters have struck fear into opposing pitcher's hearts with their ability to swipe bases. Buoyed by their hitting and base running, Boston has won three of the four games they've played with Ellsbury and Crawford at the top of the lineup. As the pair continues to develop chemistry, let's take a look at this week's mailbag. Do you think Crawford should just take the year off it doesn't make much since to go out on the field and throw your elbow out...

Crawford felt pressure from Francona

Carl Crawford got off to a terrible start last season, and now he says he felt pressure from former Red Sox manager Terry Francona.

Racial-slur indicent with Crawford earns officer disciplinary hearing

A Leominster, Mass., police officer was placed on paid leave pending a disciplinary hearing after an internal investigation showed he directed a racial slur at Carl Crawford of the Boston Red Sox while the outfielder was rehabbing in Manchester, N.H. "It surprised me he was a police officer," Crawford said of the July 5 incident. "It's disappointing and all that...

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...

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...

Cubs-Cardinals Preview

Matt Garza has looked like an All-Star at home but is quite vulnerable on the road. His outings at Busch Stadium have been no exception to that rule. Matt Holliday and the Cardinals, who are heating up in St. Louis, look to add to Garza's road woes Saturday night in what could be one of his last starts with the Chicago Cubs. After coming out of the All-Star break with a 1...

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...

Taking Stock: Sox Sox series

After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value. Lineup Jacoby Ellsbury: Jacoby sandwiched a couple of great performances in games 2 and 3 with a pair of 0-for-4 showings. The sample size is relatively small, but I do like what Jacoby is bringing to the table. Carl Crawford: Despite the talks of off-season surgery...

Boston Red Sox Rumors: Carl Crawford Being Shopped

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...

Big change for Cubs - they're winning

The Chicago Cubs could be in store for big changes. Actually, they've made one lately. They're winning - and in a big way. With 14 victories in 19 games after beating the Miami Marlins on Thursday, the Cubs are on a major roll after taking a beating most of the season. They are fifth in the NL Central and miles away from contention at 38-53, but they can at least feel...

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...

Marlins already blowing team up?

The Marlins were as active as any team this offseason in re-inventing their roster, but as they sit nine games back in the NL East, rumors are circulating that they might be priming for another overhaul. 

Mike Aviles Deals With A Slight Case Of Turf Toe, Shouldn't Miss Much Time

BOSTON -- Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Aviles were each offered days off on Saturday. But the breathers were for two different reasons. Since Ellsbury is still easing his body back into major league action, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine gave the outfielder "a planned" respite from the medical staff. Aviles, however, needed the rest after suffering turf toe when he made a...

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) [...]
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