These former Red Sox are long-shots for the Hall of Fame
Jake Peavy won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2013 but his short tenure in Boston was otherwise mildly disappointing. The three-time All-Star had his best years with the San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox. Peavy earned the NL Cy Young award in 2007 when he captured the pitching version of the Triple Crown.
Peavy had an accomplished career with a dominant peak but nothing about his overall numbers stands out as being among the best in baseball history. His 43.5 fWAR falls outside of the top-100 starting pitchers.
Red Sox fans will feel nauseous at the sight of Carl Crawford’s name on the ballot. He may have been building a borderline case during his nine successful years with the Tampa Bay Rays but his disastrous tenure in Boston made him one of the all-time worst free-agent signings. Crawford’s poor production, disgruntled behavior and bloated contract made him a key part the biggest salary dump in baseball history.
The move to Los Angeles did little to revitalize his career, which ended early when the Dodgers released him with nearly two years remaining on his contract. Crawford was a four-time All-Star early in his career but he never factored in the MVP conversation and he didn’t have the longevity as a useful major league player to earn any Hall of Fame votes.