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Sox banking on Crawford to pay off

Updated: February 19, 2011, 3:54 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It sounds so quaint now, Pete Rose's long-ago lament that only home run hitters drive Cadillacs, while singles hitters settle for Fords.

Rose, clearly, wasn't around when a player of the modest talents of Jose Offerman used to show up at Fenway Park in a Rolls-Royce.

But Carl Crawford was familiar with the concept, the point having been made on numerous occasions since he signed with the Boston Red Sox that no one of his skill set had ever been awarded a contract ...

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