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ALLEN CRAIG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Allen Craig Gets Start In Right Field For Red Sox’s Clash With Yankees

Allen Craig will start in right field at Fenway Park for the first time this season Friday night. Craig is in the Boston Red Sox’s lineup batting seventh and playing right field for his team’s series opener against the New York Yankees. The 30-year-old has started in four games for Boston this season, but all of them have come on the road. He’ll fill...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With Allen Craig?

The Boston Red Sox acquired 1B/OF Allen Craig last July from the St. Louis Cardinals along with Joe Kelly in exchange for starter John Lackey. Craig headed into this season with three-full years under contract worth a guaranteed $26.5 million that included a team option for 2018. If the Red Sox were getting the Craig from 2012 or 2013, then that is an absolute steal. However, Boston...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: State of the Nation

Boston Red Sox right fielder Allen Craig dives for but misses a ball hit by Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones in the 10th inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. Jones earned a triple on the play and the Orioles went on to win 5-4. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/AP Photo/Gail Burton) When the Red Sox front office beefed up their roster and retooled their pitching...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig hits inside-the-park home run (VIDEO)

It’s not too often that first basemen hit inside-the-park home runs. But Red Sox first baseman and outfielder Allen Craig did exactly that in Wednesday’s spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Craig crushed a pitch to the opposite field toward the right-field corner. It caromed off the wall and Jose Bautista attempted to track it down. When he finally went to...
Via The Sports Daily
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Hits Stand-Up, Inside-The-Park Home Run Vs. Blue Jays (Video)

All it took was a hard line drive and a lucky bounce to get the normally not-so-fleet-footed Allen Craig around the bases. The Boston Red Sox outfielder hit a stand-up, inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday to get the home team on the board against the Toronto Blue Jays. Craig smacked a liner toward the right field corner, where it careened off the...
Via NESN.com
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Craig: I Have Something To Prove During Red Sox Spring Training

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Allen Craig already has a leg up on last year. While Craig arrived at spring training Sunday with uncertainty surrounding his role with the Boston Red Sox, the veteran slugger expressed optimism regarding the upcoming season. Craig is coming off a healthy and productive offseason, unlike last year, which could help him bounce back from a dismal 2014. “It...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Did the Boston Red Sox get damaged goods in Allen Craig?

If people were able to come to terms with the fact that the Boston Red Sox weren’t willing to pay Jon Lester, the general consensus was that the team got a good return for their deals at the deadline. One of the biggest pieces involved that day was Allen Craig, who came to town along with Joe Kelly in return for John Lackey. However, it has already become apparent that Craig has...
Via isportsweb.com
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: Outfielder edition

With the All-Star break quickly approaching, the St. Louis Cardinals’ trade rumors continue to swirl. At this point, it doesn’t even appear General Manager John Mozeliak has a game plan, but it willing to deal. Pitching being a weak point, the Cards could definitely add depth in the rotation or bullpen in order to stay in the hunt for the National League Central pennant, possibly...
Via isportsweb.com
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Craig is SO last year

That’s the general consensus, right? Allen Craig: has-been. Oscar Taveras: savior. Only, it’s not as obvious as it seems. But then it is. And then it isn’t again. It’s … complicated. Craig is down, that much is certain. But while some numbers are shockingly low, others are reasonable enough to defend. For example, he’s swinging at fewer pitches out of the strike zone...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Craig might be St. Louis Cardinals’ best trade chip

Despite the fifth-best earned-run average in Major League Baseball at 3.28, the St. Louis Cardinals might need to target a pitcher at the trading deadline. And it might take one of their best hitters during the past three seasons to get one. Right fielder and first baseman Allen Craig compiled a .312 batting average from 2011-13 and hit an incredible .454 with runners in scoring...
Via i70baseball
June 16, 2014  |  1 Comment
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