It's not a rumor. Crawford being more selective the bases this year is a continuation of a practice he started in the second half of 2005. He went 23 or 24 games without stealing a bag to prove his point. Last year he said that he wouldn't just steal to rack up numbers.
Below is a link to the discussion from last year. And it's why I avoided him in the early rounds draft this year.
I put more stock in the 2005 statement and his record since then than his offhand comment about wanting to be a Fantasy stud, which I suspect was said tongue-in-cheek.
He'll probably steal 60 and make me look like an idiot, but Crawford deciding to reduce his SB attempts is like Dunn saying he's going to concentrate on hitting singles. Can't take the risk.
http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... c&&start=0