ALLEN CRAIG RUMORS & GOSSIP
After watching the Yankees most of the season (nearly every game), it was eye-opening watching the St. Louis Cardinals dismantle the Reds yesterday in the Reds' backyard. And what had me drooling with envy was the approach the Cardinals had with runners on base. As I have written this week for It's About the Money, Stupid, the Yankees are so pull happy that they often fail...
Welcome to the fourth edition of our Fab Five Power Rankings, the five-best teams in Major League Baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals once again took the top spot and proved that they were baseball’s best, but will be put to the test this weekend in a tough divisional series against the
As a big Allen Craig fan, and someone who kept him in multiple leagues entering this year, I still have a lot of faith in the Cardinal’s regular first baseman to put up some power numbers over the remainder of the season. He has hit a lowly three home runs so far, but he has still been a tremendously productive hitter and has been nearly as effective as he was in his breakout 2012...
Stats from May 24th vs Dodgers
- Allan Craig owns the highest batting average against the Dodgers among active players
Highest Career BA vs. Dodgers Active Players (minimum 50 PA)
Allen Craig .407 (2254)
David Wright .371
Daniel Murphy .365
Carlos Gonzalez .362
Marlon Byrd .362
- Craig has the 2nd highest average against the Dodgers since 1921
HIGHEST CAREER BATTING AVG...
Some sports writers and a good number of St. Louis Cardinals’ fans
have started to wonder what’s wrong with Allen Craig? The man is healthy, he
appears in nearly every game, and yet he just can’t seem to hit a home run to
save his life. The team, the fans, and sports writers all expect good things
out of Craig. Maybe he should be flattered that they are so concerned.
I have been writing a series of posts that seem to take issues with how projection
systems predict certain players over the course of the 2013 season. It may seem like I
have an issue with projection systems. The fact is that I do not. When you put all of
their projections together, the margin for error is quite small. All of them pretty much
work the same way. You plug in the...
The St. Louis Cardinals completed an agreement to keep first baseman Allen Craig in tow last week, but very well may have done much more than just that. The deal is a study in the obscure: both completely team and player friendly contract that helps both parties roughly equally. But to understand this, a grasp on the first base market, the financial position of the Cardinals and...
Courtesy: Cardinals Media Relations
JUPITER, Fla. The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreement with first basemanoutfielder Allen Craig on a five-year contract through the 2017 season with a club option for 2018. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are pleased to have reached agreement with Allen on a new multi-year deal,"...
Allen Craig of the St. Louis Cardinals has done nothing but hit ever since he's had a chance to see Major League pitching on a regular basis. He did struggle in his first brief playing stint in 2010 for 44 games, but he also was asked to play five different positions and has played six different positions since he arrived in St. Louis. In his last 669 at bats, Craig has 207...
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ST. LOUIS If Allen Craig can get pinch-hit go-ahead RBI singles in back-to-back World Series games and hit a pair of key home runs to help the Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers, imagine what he could do with two healthy knees.
Back in St. Louis Saturday to sign autographs at a memorabilia signing in Clayton, Craig took time to chat with FOXSportsMidwest.com about his November surgery...