Welcome to Boston Carl Crawford!

Let the Carl Crawford love fest begin in Boston. Red Sox fans everywhere have an added pep in their step this morning. When Red Sox fans woke up this morning, they learned that their team swooped in and shocked the baseball world by signing Crawford to a 7 year 152 million dollar deal.

I don’t know if I am more excited about Crawford actually being a member of the Red Sox of if I am more relieved that the Sox don’t have to deal with facing him anymore. Crawford was a thorn in the side of Boston with his grand larceny on the base paths. Crawford is a .300 hitter who steals 50 bases a year, plays great defense, and is simply the man.

Along with the trade that landed the Sox Adrian Gonzalez, the Sox have to be odds on favorites to win the World Series in 2011. The Red Sox lineup now has limitless options and are as potent as they come in Major League Baseball. While Gonzo looks to be locked into the 3 spot, Crawford can bat leadoff, fifth, sixth, or hell they can bat Crawford third behind Ellsbury and Pedroia with Gonzalez fourth and Youk fifth.

Whatever the case may be, the Sox solidified being contenders over the next four years at the very least. The pitching staff of Lester, Buchholz, Beckett, and Lackey are under Sox control thru 2014. From an offensive standpoint the Sox have Ellsbury, Pedroia, Youk, Gonzalez, and Crawford all locked up thru 2014.

There is no doubt it is once again great to be a Boston sports fan. Tim Thomas has been standing on his head, the Celtics feature five Hall of Famers, the Patriots have the best quarterback to ever put on a jersey in NFL history. Now the Sox have made the biggest splash in team history with two enormous moves in the span of five days.

The Red Sox have shifted the power of the American League. They are now the Evil Empire. To be honest, I have no problem with that and am happy to see the Sox competing with the Yankees checkbooks. Finally Red Sox fans have been rewarded for their undying loyalty.

It is a wonderful day to be a member of Red Sox Nation.


One Response

  1. Crawford is great, but the Red Sox still have a lot of work to do. http://wp.me/p15q0r-3K

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