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ALLEN CRAIG RUMORS & GOSSIP

OUT: Joe Kelly & Allen Craig; IN: John Lackey

The Cardinals made a trade today before the deadline, acquiring starting pitcher John Lackey for outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly. From the Post-Dispatch: Cardinals players appeared stunned and shaken by the news upon arriving at Petco Park for today’s 2:40 p.m. game against the Padres. I guess the good news is that they actually showed up for the game today as opposed...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Improve by Adding Lackey, Subtracting Craig

Wondering if the Cardinals felt good about Michael Wacha‘s shoulder or Shelby Miller‘s general existence? Wonder no more, because less than 24 hours after picking up Justin Masterson from Cleveland, they’ve now added John Lackey from Boston, for the not-insignificant price of Joe Kelly and Allen Craig. Yesterday morning, the St. Louis rotation looked something […]
Via Fangraphs
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey traded to Cardinals for Allen Craig, Joe Kelly

Just nine months removed from winning a world championship, the Boston Red Sox are now selling off all of the assets that got them there. Shortly after Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes were sent to the Oakland A’s in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes, the Red Sox traded John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals. According […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Trade Lackey To Cardinals For Craig, Kelly

Another shoe has dropped. The Red Sox have acquired starter Joe Kelly and IF/OF Allen Craig from the Cardinals for John Lackey. Craig is having a down year—hitting just .237 after hitting .315 in 2013. Kelly is just 26 and is 2-2 in 7 starts this year-with an ERA of 4.37. In 2013, Kelly was 10-5, with a 2.69 ERA.
Via FenwayNation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox trade John Lackey to Cardinals for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig

The Cardinals are set to acquire John Lackey from the Red Sox, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Boston will receive Joe Kelly and Allen Craig in the trade. Lackey, 35, is 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA in 21 starts and 137 1/3 innings this season. He returned from Tommy John surgery last year to go 10-13 with a 3.52 ERA in 189 1/3 innings. Lackey was a key piece of the pitching staff...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Trade John Lackey to St. Louis Cardinals

Today is the MLB trade deadline, and we have already seen Jon Lester be sent to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes.  Hours later, the Boston Red Sox have also traded John Lackey, this time to the St. Louis Cardinals for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig!  The Cardinals acquired Justin Masterson yesterday.  Lackey signed with the Red Sox back in the Winter of 2009, agreeing to a $82.5mil...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

In A Perfect World

In a perfect world, the 2014 season would be a gas for Cardinals fans. There would be no need for 64 different articles about the decline of Allen Craig ‘s swing(I have accounted for 6 of those). There wouldn’t be a need for a baseball swing forensic analyst to consider looking at Craig’s broken swing. The veteran [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What’s wrong with Allen Craig? Gabe Kapler dissects

Allen Craig isn’t putting together the type of season that many Cardinals fans hoped for following last season. Nearly automatic with runners in scoring position last season, Craig was also one of the most consistent hitters in general for the Cardinals. We’ve seen nearly the polar opposite this season. Here’s a look at Craig’s 2013 numbers vs. [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
6 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
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