CC Couldn't Imagine Being Anywhere Else - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Tampa Bay Rays

CC Couldn't Imagine Being Anywhere Else

Moderators: hayseed, Baseball Moderators

CC Couldn't Imagine Being Anywhere Else

Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:04 pm

C.C.: "I just couldn't imagine" being elsewhere

There have been no official talks, and may not be any for years as he is under Rays' control through 2010, but Carl Crawford made it clear Wednesday he would prefer to never leave the team.
"Most definitely, I would like to stay here with the Rays. This is the only organization I know. I don't know nothing different. It would be nice. I'm just taking it year-to-year right now,'' Crawford said. "I've always said that - I'd hate to leave right when the getting is good. You've been around for all the bad stuff you want to be around for the good part, too. And it looks like the good part is coming ahead, and you definitely want to be a part of that. So I hate to be out right when the team starts to win more games.'''
The Rays on Tuesday picked up Crawford's $8.25-million option for 2009, and hold a $10-million option for 2010, after which he can become a free agent. The Rays have recently signed Carlos Pena, James Shields and Dan Wheeler to long-term deals, and Crawford has noticed.
"I'm still a long ways away in my mind,'' he said. "I've got this year, next year and the year after that, they have another option. I honestly wasn't really thinking about an extension or nothing like that because in my mind it is so far away that I never really thought about it. But I just couldn't imagine seeing myself being anywhere else though.''
Crawford said he hadn't discussed the situation with his agents: "I'm just kind of waiting around, seeing what happens. ... My time will come, and I'm just going to try to wait until I get to that time.''
But if the Rays came to him? "Of course I'd want to listen,'' he said. "Everybody's getting extended these days it seems like. So I'd definitely listen.''

Class Act and I hope he is a Ray for a long time
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 13448
(Past Year: 31)
Joined: 15 Apr 2005
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Tampa

Re: CC Couldn't Imagine Being Anywhere Else

Postby jlm53089 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:23 pm

Yea well he has a lot of the say in the team and it looks like he is showing his appreciation.
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3058
(Past Year: 3)
Joined: 6 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Tampa, praying for a new stadium.

Re: CC Couldn't Imagine Being Anywhere Else

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:30 pm

He is definitely the leader, but we will see how much he wants to stay a Ray in another 2 years when his contract is up. Maybe we can work out an extension in another year or so.

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 27781
Joined: 14 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: You will be missed, Robert Smeraldo.

Return to Tampa Bay Rays

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues

Today's Games
Friday, Oct. 24
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Kansas City at San Francisco
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact