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Joe Kelly, Allen Craig Prepare For First Spring Training As Red Sox (Videos)

Joe Kelly and Allen Craig came to the Boston Red Sox in a trade-deadline deal last year, so this is their first visit to the team’s spring-training facility in Fort Myers, Fla. Watch the two videos below to see what Kelly and Craig think about their new spring home and their 2015 teammates. Filed under: Boston Red Sox
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Allen Craig Looking To Shed Perception He’s A Forgotten Man On Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Allen Craig is ready to wipe the slate clean. Craig never found his stride with the Boston Red Sox last season after being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. The 30-year-old now has no clear-cut role with Boston, creating an outside perception that he’s a forgotten...
Via NESN.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Thinks Allen Craig Will Be "Awesome"

Kelly (L); Craig (R)Joe Kelly—fresh off predicting he'll win the 2015 AL Cy Young Award—is forecasting great things for his old Cardinal teammate Allen Craig. Kelly points to the years when Craig was the best hitter on the St. Louis squad, "We had Matt Hollidays, we had Lance Berkmans. But check out any playoff games, any stats, the guy was our best player, 100 percent." And...
Via FenwayNation
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston's $26.5 Million Allen Craig Conundrum

(AP Photo—Winslow Townson)Over the next three years, IF/OF/DH/3B Allen Craig is owed a whopping $26.5 million. That's a lot of dough for an underachieving bench player. But the Red Sox have a problem trying to move the 30-year old and free up a bit of the log-jam in the outfield. You see, Craig used to be a really good ballplayer. In his five years as a St. Louis Cardinal, Craig...
Via FenwayNation
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Could Play Some Third Base With Red Sox, John Farrell Says

BOSTON — The Red Sox are willing to be creative when it comes to divvying up playing time. Allen Craig is one of several players whose 2015 role remains undefined, but Boston is exploring the possibility of Craig playing some third base in addition to his usual role as a first baseman/outfielder/designated hitter. Craig has appeared in only four games at third base in his major...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Red Sox Receiving ‘Lots Of Calls’ About Allen Craig

This embed is invalid" /> Allen Craig’s role with the Boston Red Sox is undefined at the moment. Thus, it appears teams are inquiring about the outfielder/first baseman. The Red Sox are receiving “lots of calls” about Craig, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick adds that nothing is brewing right now, but Craig has been the subject...
Via NESN.com
December 17, 2014  |  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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