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ALLEN CRAIG RUMORS & GOSSIP

A tale of two slumps: Craig and Taveras aren't making Matheny's job any easier

ST. LOUIS -- If ever there has been more fuss made over a guy hitting .200, it must have been before my time. And I'm quite old. First, the pleas came to get Oscar Taveras to the majors. Now that he's arrived, apparently for the long haul, the cries come daily to put him in the lineup. On one hand, I get it. The 22-year right fielder is considered by the Cardinals -- and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Who will be the Cardinals Opening Day right fielder in 2015?

I generally hate looking ahead this far, but I feel like now is a good time to ask this question for multiple reasons. The trade deadline is approaching and all three possible choices have had their names thrown in the hat for a potential trade. Also, the struggles of Allen Craig and Oscar Taveras (to a lesser extent) make this a more meaningful question. While April, 2015 is a long...
Via Cardinals Farm
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig, Who Once Knew Left Field

Let’s accept that the St. Louis Cardinals could probably use multiple upgrades. Let’s accept that, publicly, the Cardinals are more focused on improving their offense than they are on improving their pitching. Let’s accept that improving a team’s offense is a complicated matter. Let’s accept that part of the problem, but not the whole of […]
Via Fangraphs
14 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox May Trade Jake Peavy To Cardinals

Allen Craig And Jake PeavyRumors are swirling that the Red Sox and Cardinals are close to a deal that would send starter Jake Peavy to St. Louis. Last year's World Series losers are in desperate need of help in their rotation—which has been decimated by injuries of late. No specific word yet on who would come back to Yawkey Way in the deal—although there are rumblings that...
Via FenwayNation
16 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
26 days ago  |  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

Where Have You Gone Allen Craig?

ESPN has this nice little feature where it projects out player stats for an entire season. It’s obviously not a perfect predictor and involves some pretty simple math… but it gives you an idea of where a season will end up for a player if things stay about where they are at right now. Allen Craig should not look at this page. If you’re Allen Craig, please click off this site...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta to the St. Louis Cardinals

According to multiple reports, the St. Louis Cardinals have inked shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a 4-year, $52 million deal. Jhonny Peralta (AP/Charles Arbogast)   MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon said at 10 a.m. CT time, the Redbirds will introduce their shortstop in a press conference on Monday. Looking at the circumstances, this was a great move the Cardinals made. The team didn’t have...
Via isportsweb.com
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals offense sorely misses Allen Craig

The Cardinals offense is struggling. Excluding the 12-run outburst on Sunday, the Cardinals offense has produced just 8 runs in its other 4 games, losing 3 of them. Its obvious that the Cardinals need Allen Craig back and fast. Since his injury, the team is hitting just .253 and, although they have had a few outbursts with two 12-run games and a 9 game, the team is averaging just...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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