Carl Crawford is coming off his first season with the Boston Red Sox and probably his worst as a major leaguer.
In 2011, Crawford came into Boston with huge expectations that he could provide the boost the Red Sox needed to carry them to another World Series title. The team threw a ton of money at him in an attempt to outbid the Yankees.
However, the money proved to be not wisely spent in his first season. Crawford finished with a .255 batting average and only 56 RBI for the season. His team faltered down the stretch and Boston was caught sitting at home when the postseason rolled around.
If the Red Sox hope to have their money well spent from the big deal with Crawford, he will need to get off to a fast start and continue it in 2012.
Here is a look at 10 other MLB players who better have a fast start in 2012: