Video: Crawford will bounce back, but...
Jim Bowden believes that out of all the underperforming players in 2011, Carl Crawford has the best chance of rebounding in 2012.
But there's a twist.
"I think it will be done with the Chicago Cubs," he says. "That's right, I think by the July 31 trade deadline, the Red Sox and Cubs will work out a deal to send Carl Crawford to the Cubs to play left field at Wrigley Field."
Check out his argument.
- Gordon Edes retweeted
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