Carl Crawford – Whatever

So by now I’m sure most people have heard the news that Carl Crawford has been signed by the Boston Red Sox to a 7 year $142 million dollar deal. Many Yankees fans were upset by this news. But in all honesty, I really didn’t care.

I’m the only one in my family of Yankees fans who didn’t want Carl Crawford. Let me put it this way: if the Yankees signed him, that would be okay. I wouldn’t be jumping for joy or anything, but I wouldn’t be upset. And if they didn’t sign him, I would be okay. I preferred not having him over having him, but either way would have been fine.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not just in denial because the Yankees failed to get him. I did a whole debate about how I felt they shouldn’t sign him. And I won.

http://fanvsfan.com/claims/the-yankees-shouldn-t-sign-carl-crawford

Carl Crawford is a good player, but I just feel that he’s not New York Yankees material, for a number of reasons:

1) If the Yankees really wanted him, they would have pursued him more actively and wouldn’t have backed down.

2) He’s seems like a troublemaker. I don’t know. I heard a bunch of stuff about him complaining about his spot in the lineup and how he doesn’t want to play centerfield. I didn’t want my Yanks to have to deal with that.

3) Somebody would have been the odd man out. Carl Crawford would push aside either Brett Gardner or Nick Swisher. I heard rumors that the Yankees would try and trade Swisher if they got Crawford, and I think I’d die if that happened. So whatever – who needs Crawford.

4) He looks like a gangsta. That tattoo on his neck is repulsive. I didn’t want to have to stare at that every time it was his turn to bat. I know some Yankees have tattoos, like CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, but on the arms it’s okay. Even the shoulders. That’s fine – they can always be covered up. But the NECK? Eew…just, eew.

 

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Carl Crawford just doesn’t look like he belongs in pinstripes. And I’m glad he’s not.

But am I okay with his destination being BOSTON?

I expected the Red Sox to get Jayson Werth. And since that plan failed, I knew they would go after Crawford. I expected him to be a Red Sock, so I’m not that upset. We’ve dealt with Crawford for this long anyway. I’m sure the Yankee pitchers can figure out a way to get him out.

And another thing that bothers me: why is it, now that the Yankees didn’t get Crawford and the Red Sox did, that everyone is saying how “Carl Crawford is the BEST all-around player in baseball” ? Whaaaat? I’m sure if the Yankees signed him, no one would say that.

One thing I’m excited about, is that the AL East will be back to the way it should be: Yankees and Red Sox. I don’t think the Rays are going to contend again. They’ve let too many of their starts go: Crawford, Pena, Soriano, Bartlett, etc. Too bad. It’s actually quite sad. They just don’t have enough fans, and not enough revenue to keep their players. They had to GIVE AWAY 20,000 free tickets to fill the stands, and they only drew 30,000 that day. Pathetic.

So the Red Sox look pretty good on paper already with the additions of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford.

Whatever.

If the Yankees get Cliff Lee, it won’t matter how much offense the Red Sox have, or how much offense the Yankees have.

I’m just hoping Cliff Lee DOES sign with the Yankees….I’m not feeling too good about this anymore. Why is it taking him so long?

Christmas is getting awfully close….and if my present isn’t there, I’m going to be really upset…

3 Comments

Virginia,
Trust me, Carl Crawford is not a troublemaker. He was actually the one guy on the Rays who has never been in any seasonal trouble or off the field problems that are due to attitude or even questionable tactics.
His only suspensions or discipline were involved with arguing with Umpires or that nice little tango in Fenway in 2008.
He has come to the aid of his teammates on countless times both on and off the field and I can tell you if there was a problem, he is the guy you want next to you.
But I respect what you have written, but some of what you heard has definitely been pushed out of context.
Believe me, if you polled the Yankee dugout maybe only one person, current LF Brett Gardner might not want C C on the Yankees, and that is understandable.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

I would not have the nerve to get a tattoo and on the neck! Oh man, way out of the question. I have to look elsewhere and distract myself just to get a shot and donate blood is torture but I’ve done it.
I really thought Werth was heading to the Red Sox too.
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Congrats on winning the FanvsFan contest! You are becoming quite good at that!
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

So if Cliff isn’t in pinstripes… then what? I have no love for the Red Sux (nor the Yanks for that matter) but boy do they look scary. SCARY!
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

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