Season recap: Crawford performed well when he got onto the field, hitting a respectable .283 in 116 games with 31 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. He was mostly pushed out of the lineup, however, due to the emergence of rookie sensation Yasiel Puig.
Red Sox recap: Arguably the worst free agent signing in Red Sox history, Crawford was inked to a seven-year, $142 million contract in the 2011 offseason, along with Adrian Gonzalez. Crawford’s time in Boston was a disaster, hitting just .255 with 104 strikeouts in 130 games for the Red Sox in 2011, holding a WAR of 0.0. He constantly criticized how he was treated by Boston fans and media; he missed most of 2012 with an injury and played just 31 games for the Red Sox that year before being traded to the Dodgers with Gonzalez and Josh Beckett. Even with his Red Sox career over, he has never missed an opportunity to continue to criticize everything Boston, stating that his time in Boston was some of the worst time of his life, and, when the Red Sox came to Los Angeles for a three game series in August, said he wanted to sweep the Red Sox “bad” (The Sox ended up taking two out of three games).