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Red Sox reach bottom of SS barrel in Crosby

Dec 2, 2009, 12:56 PM EDT

How low are the Red Sox willing to go in their search for a new shortstop? Well, according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald they’ve “expressed interest” in free agent Bobby Crosby.
Crosby is a recognizable name thanks to being a former first-round pick who was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2004, but in the five seasons since then he’s hit just .239/.302/.366 in 2,020 plate appearances, including a measly .223/.295/.357 for the A’s this year.
And unlike the similarly weak-hitting Adam Everett–who the Red Sox are also said to have contracted–Crosby is far from an elite defensive shortstop. If their interest in Crosby is for real the Red Sox have truly reached the bottom of the shortstop barrel. He hasn’t been a starting-caliber player since 2005 and has barely been utility man-caliber during the past two seasons.

  1. ecp - Dec 2, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Nah, the bottom of the shortstop barrel is Yuniesky Betancourt. If the Red Sox are interested, I think Dayton Moore might talk.

  2. Bobby Townsend - Dec 2, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Bobby bleeping Crosby…. are you kidding me!!!!! Guess maybe Julio Valdez wasn’t available. Crosby is just another of a long list of Rookies-of-the-year who fell off the proverbial baseball map a few short years later. Please THEO JUST SAY NO!!!!!!!!!
    Another former ROY Angel Berroa is out there.

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