For Carl Crawford, now come the boos

Red Sox left fielder has yet to live up to expectations at the plate

Updated: April 16, 2011, 3:01 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- He is not alone, of course. Not on a team that is 2-10, is collectively batting .224 and has five players in Friday night's starting lineup batting at the Mendoza Line (.200) or worse.

But Carl Crawford was the one advertised as the game-changer, the left fielder being paid on average more than any of his illustrious predecessors in Fenway Park, including Manny Ramirez. More? In his first dozen games with the Boston Red Sox, Crawford has been paid more ($1.5 million) than Ted Williams ...

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