Theo is undoubtedly kicking himself for using what he later said was "a bad figure of speech", and while Crawford says he was "creeped out" when Epstein told him about it during the negotiations, he still signed with the Sox.
I guess that's what they have to do when they're making that kind of investment. ... He told me straight up ...I didn't say nothing, but I'm from an area where if somebody's doing that to you, they're not doing anything good. I get paranoid when I hear those kind of stories ... I wasn't comfortable with that at all. I don't know how they do it, how much distance they keep from you when they watch you the whole time. ... I'm always looking over my shoulder now. Now I look before I go in my house. I'd better not see anything suspicious now.Epstein said yesterday the team did nothing out of the ordinary with Crawford, that it was part of normal process before signing a high-priced free agent.
Switch-hitting D'Angelo Ortiz, 6, says the Red Sox have not spoken to him about a contract.