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ALLEN CRAIG RUMORS & GOSSIP

The St. Louis Cardinals should trade for Allen Craig

As the St. Louis Cardinals head home to Busch Stadium to welcome the rival Chicago Cubs, they have to be feeling pretty good about themselves. They barged into the House-That-Stanton-Built and swept away the Fish, despite the best efforts of their superhuman right fielder. They watched Carlos Martinez grind out a victory after falling behind 3-0 early in Friday night’s contest...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Links: Time to give Allen Craig another shot

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor For a while there, it looked like Mike Napoli was remembering how to be a consistent middle of the order hitter again. But much like the Red Sox’ 2015 season, the first baseman’s late May renaissance was just a fleeting glimpse of promising talent. From May 19th to the 28th, Napoli was hitting .371 and reaching base at a .463 clip. The 33-year...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Allen Craig Outrighted To Triple-A After Clearing Waivers

Allen Craig has been removed from the Boston Red Sox’s 40-man roster and outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket after passing unclaimed through waivers, the team announced Monday. The outfielder/first baseman had been unable to gain any steam at the plate since his July 2014 trade from the St. Louis Cardinals, batting .130 (19-for-146) with two home runs and four RBIs in 53 games with...
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May 18, 2015  |  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...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Craig: ‘I Was Trying To Be Aggressive And Make A Play For Koji’ (Video)

Saturday was not Allen Craig’s night. With two outs and runners on second and third in a tie game in the top of the ninth, Craig struck out on a bad swing, failing at an opportunity to give the Boston Red Sox a lead. Then, in the 10th inning, Craig dove for a looping liner off the bat of Baltimore’s Adam Jones. While his read looked good, Craig ultimately...
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April 25, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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