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Boston Red Sox
In this USA Today piece by Bob Nightengale, he reveals that the Miami Marlins may be trading numerous assets this month, with a potential blockbuster being discussed that would send Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell to the Red Sox in exchange for Carl Crawford.
Something like that seems absolutely ludicrous on the surface...but the more I think about it, it starts to make a lot of sense. Boston has been regretting Crawford's contract since before the ink even dried a year and a half ago, and dealing him would be a huge burden lifted off of the team's shoulders. The Red Sox almost have a glut of outfielders right now, with Cody Ross in right, Jacoby Ellsbury back and healthy in center, and guys like Ryan Sweeney, Daniel Nava, and Scott Podsednik that could adequately take care of left without paying them eight figures. The Red Sox also have a hole at shortstop where Mike Aviles, a good defender with a .287 OBP and some pop, is the current starter. The bullpen has been fine this ...
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Carl Crawford is back in Boston, and he'll be thrown right into the fire in his first game with the Red Sox this season. Crawford will hit second and play left field in his 2012 debut with the Sox. Elbow, wrist and groin injuries have kept Crawford out of the big leagues this season, but after an arduous rehab process, he's ready to -- sort of. Crawford told reporters last...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Close your eyes, count to ten.. pretend you’re in Tampa, Florida. It’s warm and muggy, except not around you because you’re in Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays. You’re really excited because you get to see a great and competitive baseball game. Now tell me what you think of when you hear these two words: Carl Crawford.
If this is the year 2010, it’s simple....
Carl Crawford has only played in two games this year, but he's already making his impact felt. The lefty continued his hot start to 2012 on Tuesday night, going 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and looking pretty great jetting around the basepaths. The only thing that might have made things better would have been a Red Sox victory. Kevin Youkilis put an end to that thinking, however...
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...
MIAMI (AP) -- Hanley Ramirez had been hitting the ball hard all series with not a lot to show for it.
The Marlins star was rewarded in the series finale against the Washington Nationals, smacking a two-run homer that proved to be the difference in a 5-3 win Monday night to split the four-game series.
"I think I have been hitting balls hard just right to people," Ramirez...
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Sometimes the best plays fans make on foul balls are the ones they don’t intend to make. We saw a prime example of that at Wrigley Field on Thursday night. Hanley Ramirez sent a ball chopping down the third base line in the second inning and it hopped up into the stands, bounced off a woman’s forehead and landed directly in her beer cup...
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...
It had an almost poetic feel to it. On a night when Carl Crawford finally made his 2012 debut, Kevin Youkilis also made his return to Fenway Park for the first time since being traded to the Chicago White Sox. Youk, greeted warmly by the Fenway Faithful, went 3-for-4 and scored the lone Chicago run in a 5-1 Red Sox victory. Meanwhile, Crawford (pictured) went 1-for-3 with a walk...
After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value.
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...
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...