I don't really have much more to say than that I find it refreshing and exhilarating having these young guys tearing it up in the bigs.
For too long this team has overpaid for worthless veteran talent. By "too long" I actually only mean four or five years, but it has seemed like forever. Theo's first few seasons were pretty spectacular, actually. Yes, he made mistakes, but he built two championship teams and drafted well. Then, by his own admittance, he (the team) grew impatient and began overpaying for garbage.
This team never needed Crawford or Lackey, Jenks or Bailey.
The only good pickup in that past few seasons has been A-Gon, and even he is under-performing (though it won't last).
Having these young, hungry, talented players up in the bigs has added a huge boost to team and fan morale. I don't care if they make the playoffs or not. I'm once again excited about this team.
It will be an absolute shame when Crawford and Lackey and others return and immediately get their positions back. They should be made to earn their spots. They're paid so much money that that will never happen, but it should.
An outfield of Nava/Ellsbury/Kalish (and Ross or Sweeney) is better than any outfield with Crawford in it. It's a shame that Nava or Kalish will lose their job and be relegated to AAA because Crawford can come in and once again strikeout and misplay fly balls.
In my dreams, the Sox trade Crawford for a host of young, marginal talent; not possible stars, just marginal talent. Just to get rid of him. He's depressing to think about and depressing to watch play.
If the Sox stay on this youth movement, they'll be closer to winning a championship!