The Dodgers owe Carl Crawford approximately $21.5 million per year for the next four, count ‘em 4 years! YIKES!!!!!
That’s $86 million owed to a “soon-to-be 33 year-old, injury prone, fading player”. You all know how I felt about Carl Crawford when the Dodgers traded for him and now I am certain that he is a “has been.” The Dodgers will release him at some point during the contract. The question is WHEN? 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017? It’s not a question of IF – it’s a question of WHEN.
Carl Crawford has very little value. If the Dodgers sent $65 million and Crawford to some team, I doubt they could get anything but a low-level prospect… if that!
I think one thing you can count on is that you can’t count on Crawford. You think he’s going to miraculously get healthy at 33? Not a snowball’s chance!
So, why not trade him NOW – eat the money. Move on! Give Pederson a shot as the 4th OF and the lineup looks like this:
- Puig RF
- Ethier LF
- Ramirez SS
- Gonzalez 1B
- Kemp CF
- Guerrero 2B
- Uribe 3B
- Ellis C
Move on – Crawford is done… probably sooner than later.