LOS ANGELES -- A bucket of fried chicken, some beer, a monumental collapse and a destructive loss on the final day of the 2011 season have potentially turned the Dodgers into a modern-day wrecking crew. All courtesy of the Boston Red Sox.
You're probably saying 'Huh?' right nowbut follow along.
When the Red Sox signed Adrian Gonzalez to a a seven-year, 154-million dollar free agent contract prior to last season, and Carl Crawford to a seven-year, 142-million dollar free agent deal, they thought it guaranteed them a ticket to the playoffs for the next several years. It was supposed to stabilize first base, left field, the leadoff spot and the clubhouse for the better part of the next decade.
They acquired players with 7 All Star appearancesCrawford four and Gonzales threeand three Gold Glovestwo for Gonzo and one for Carl. Coming into last season Crawford won a Silver Slugger Award and was the American League stolen base champ in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Yeah, they were putting...