Red Sox owner John Henry was “personally opposed” to signing Carl Crawford, he told CBS Radio in Boston today.
Here’s what he said (via WEEI):
“We had plenty of left-handed hitting. I don’t have to go into why. I’ll just tell you that at the time I opposed the deal, but I don’t meddle to the point of making decisions for our baseball team. … It wasn’t a PR move. Neither was the [Adrian] Gonzalez signing.”
Boston gave Crawford a seven-year, $142 million deal.
He didn’t live up to it, and drew the scorn of Sox fans after their September collapse.
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