Thoughts on Carl Crawford, Sox hitters
We speak in past tense because Crawford's 2012 campaign is finished, and it's certainly possible some of his 2013 regular season will be compromised as well. He's scheduled for Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow later this week, and it, uh, takes more than a few weeks to heal from that. Crawford has not only been a major disappointment on the field since signing a $142 million deal, but the Red Sox and fantasy owners certainly seem to be looking at more issues next year. How did this happen, and how do fantasy owners -- the Red Sox are another issue -- avoid this in the future?
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