GordonEdes: Trainers, not CC, told Bobby that Crawford wasn't playing after 1st 4 games, and Bobby played him anyway. CC just told reporters he's fine
GordonEdes: Crawford not playing due to a "4-day" program, according to Valentine, who clearly is not on board with the idea. Played Crawfod 6 straight.
GordonEdes: Crawford said he was "fine," said he was just told about the 4-day program this morning. "I'm trying to figure it out, too.''
Sean_McAdam: Cherington has said Sox don't believe TJ surgery is inevitable; Crawford today said Dr. told him it is. More bizarre all the time....
Meanwhile, Crawford reiterated that renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has told him he eventually will need Tommy John elbow surgery, and the left fielder strongly suggested that he undergo the procedure sooner rather than later to avoid missing a significant portion of next season.
“That would be the smart thing to do,” Crawford said. “The later I wait to get it done, the more time I’ll miss.”
It’s worth noting that Crawford said he feels “fine” and wasn’t informed of the four-day program until this morning. Upon being reinstated from the disabled list recently, Crawford played in six consecutive games, a “manager no-no,” according to Valentine, who said he was aware of the four-day program but exercised his power to “veto” it.
Seriously, WTF is the chain of command in this organization? Do they even know? Where is the owner? How many more times can they look so clueless on issues? Is Larry drafting another letter?
Edited by SoxScout, 28 July 2012 - 02:13 PM.