Rays Season Review, Carl Crawford

By Dustin Staggers

For the next 50 days, or just about till the end of the full baseball season (obviously including playoffs) I will be putting up a review of every player on the 25 man roster, or who spent time on the 25 man roster at some point during the year. It has been a disappointing season for Rays fans all over the country, and this piece will attempt to figure out which players helped lead us to this disappointing finish and which ones tried to help us break out of it.

Carl Crawford – A

Crawford has put forth easily his best season as a Tampa Bay Ray. He’ll finish just near his career high in hits (194), HR (18) and has already surpassed his career high in BB (51) and SB (60). He should also finish with a career high OPS (.820) as well as BB/PA (.077). The most impressive thing about looking strictly at the splits for CC is that he has some of his better splits against the Sox and the Yanks.

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He was an All Star this season and was also named the All Star Game MVP.

He committed 4 errors, but made up for it with his nightly Web Gem caliber plays.

As mentioned earlier, this has been an awful season for the Rays, but CC has put up a career year, and forced the Rays to pick up his option for 2010. I find it very difficult to believe that the front office could justify to the fans that CC needs to be traded from a finance standpoint either. Pencil him in at LF for 2010.