Coco Crisp the Cancer on the Boston Red Sox?

Tim DaloisioCorrespondent IFebruary 20, 2008

Is there a cancer in Red Sox Spring Training Camp in Fort Myers this season?

Not quite, but Coco Crisp expressed a desire to be traded if he can't be guaranteed to play every day with the Red Sox this season given the emergence of Jacoby Ellsbury behind him.

“I want to play everyday,” Crisp said. “I think everybody wants to play everyday. If you don’t, I think there’s something wrong with you. I don’t want to sit on the bench. I can cheerlead with the best of them, but that’s not where I want to be, though.”

“I would honestly rather be somewhere else and play than be on the bench. I’ll take whatever comes and deal with it. It’s no knock against Boston. The fans have treated me well. It’s ultimately for myself. I think I can speak for anybody, you want to play. So whatever the best situation is for yourself to play is where you want to be.”