Jonah Keri brings up the topic of Carl Crawford and just how good he has been this season.
Add up all of his talents and you have a player who deserves consideration for American League MVP honors this season. Crawford ranks sixth among AL position players with 4.1 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) level so far this season…
CC is on pace to set a career-high in batting average, obliterate his career-high in OBP, approach his career-high in home runs and steal a kazillion million bases. And at 28 he is also already a 3-time all-star. Unfortunately, as Keri mentions, this could be his last with the Rays.
Crawford’s playing like an MVP, but is this his last hurrah in Tampa? [SI.com]