Carl Crawford and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be looking to reach the National League Championship series for the second straight year. I’m sure they want to reach more than the NLCS.
During the off-season, it was rumored that the Dodgers were listening to offers for all three big name outfielders except Puig. That included Crawford himself, along with former MVP runner up Matt Kemp. Now with the Dodgers not following through with anything, the men holding down the outfield in Dodger blue are looking to do big things in 2014.
While Kemp is looking to stay healthy, Crawford is looking to steal more bases this season according to MLB.com.
“I went in head-first all the time when I was younger. Generally that’s not the safest way. But either I do that or I stand still at first base all year. I’ll try something different and get that doubt out of my head.” Crawford said about his leg injury that slowed him down.
“I got my triples, went from first to third, why am I not stealing more? It’s all mental and I just have to get over the hump.” Crawford via MLB.com.
Carl’s career high in stolen bases is 51 from back in 2009 with the Tampa Bay Rays. He finished this year with only 15 and had only five with the Boston Red Sox in 2012.