Red Sox In "Active" Trade Talks Regarding Craig

(AP Photo)According to's Jon Morosi, the Red Sox are engaged in "active" trade discussions regarding Allen Craig. Morosi does not identify the team involved, but recent speculation has centered on the San Diego Padres as a logical trade partner. Craig had a miserable 2014—mostly due to lingering injuries. He is generally regarded as a prime comeback-player-of-the...
Via FenwayNation
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Links: Clearing the outfield logjam

Photo Credit: Kelly O’Connor Before the first pitch is thrown at JetBlue Park in March of 2015, the Boston Red Sox will need to figure out how their outfield will align. While Boston’s image for next year became clearer after last weeks Yoenis Cespedes-for-Rick Porcello swap, the team still needs to trim the fat in the outfield. By all accounts, the starting trio of outfielders...
Via Fire Brand AL
4 hours ago  |  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’s Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick adds that nothing is brewing right now, but Craig has been the subject...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Links: Where does Allen Craig fit in Boston?

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor First baseman/outfielder Allen Craig is perhaps the most interesting trade chip that the Boston Red Sox have left on their current roster. While the 30-year old’s 2014 numbers don’t seem to give him much trade value, Craig’s overall career stats seem to warrant a mulligan. After coming to Boston in July of last season, Craig was in the midst...
Via Fire Brand AL
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins And Brewers Looking At Allen Craig

(AP Photo)Allen Craig used to be one of the best hitters in the National League. His availability in the 2013 World Series against the Red Sox was supposed to a major factor in that Fall Classic. Then, after a poor start to 2014 (due to lingering injuries), Craig got traded to the Red Sox with Joe Kelley. His awful season continued and he ended up hitting just .215 for the year....
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins, Brewers interested in Red Sox’ Allen Craig

According to columnist Richard Justice, both the Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers have expressed interested in Red Sox 1B/OF Allen Craig. With Boston on the lookout for additional starting pitching and already owning a surplus of infield/outfield depth, now may be a good time for a team to take a chance on Craig without having to give up too much in return. “He’s only...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Links: For Jon Lester, family comes first

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor In the coming weeks, we can expect to see the Red Sox rotation begin to take shape. So far this offseason, Boston’s front office has proven that they aren’t afraid to throw money around, and also are conscious of their numerous trade chips. Therefore, you can expect the team to keep their checkbook and roster open, as they continue their pursuit...
Via Fire Brand AL
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins add Brandon Moss, Allen Craig to 1B targets

The Miami Marlins are continuing to add to their list of potential first baseman for the upcoming season. Earlier, Max Wildstein wrote about how the Marlins have interest in Atlanta Braves catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis, as well as Baltimore Orioles slugging-first baseman Chris Davis. However, Miami now is looking into the possibility of acquiring Oakland Athletics 1B/OF Brandon...
Via Baseball Essential
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorting out the Red Sox position players

According to my untrained observation, the Boston Red Sox have eleven Major League starting players for eight positions on the field. Then there is David Ortiz who is as designated a designated hitter as there is in baseball. So after signing and anchoring Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to third and left field with free agent signings, what happens to everyone else? What...
Via The Flagrant Fan
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Targets: Allen Craig

If the first few weeks of the baseball off-season have taught us anything, it’s that the Boston Red Sox are willing to spend a lot of money in an attempt to rebuild themselves into playoff contenders for 2015. Earlier this week the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval four year deals, with Ramirez’ signing for $88 million and Kung Fu Panda’s for $95 million. On...
Via Burning River Baseball
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Player Throwback Videos

The core of Boston Red Sox is filled with veterans who have been around for years, Clay Buchholz, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Jon Lester (Honorable Mention), Allen Craig, Mike Napoli, and Shane Victorino.  These veterans have athletically filled out, growing into men in the process.  The article takes a few minutes to revisit nostalgia and […]
Via Infield Single
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Piecing Together a Broken Allen Craig

Allen Craig of the 2014 Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals was a shell of his circa 2011-2013 self.  His struggles were magnified in the media and was classified as a prolific drop-off in production from a one time All-Star.  What caused such a drastic change in production and apparent uncomfortable nature at the […]
Via Infield Single
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Second Annual Dan Meyer Awards

During Major League Baseball's award season, the best of the best are featured (maybe not always with the Gold Gloves). And we should celebrate the best. But there is always a flip side. For every best, there was a worst. Saying that does understand that even the worst MLB players in a particular year are among the best players in the world. MLB players are an elite group of talent...
Via The Flagrant Fan
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey Trade Revisited: Will Red Sox Regret Deal With Cardinals?

Baseball is all about calculated risk-taking. The Boston Red Sox sought to master the art at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox made a bevy of moves in July geared toward positioning themselves for a more rewarding 2015. As John Lackey pitches into October with the St. Louis Cardinals, it’s reasonable to wonder whether the Red Sox will at some point...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Reasons for Optimism in 2015

The Red Sox entered 2014 with high expectations following the World Series championship campaign of 2013. Those expectations were dashed during a disastrous season which saw the Red Sox finish under .500 for the second time in three years. Despite this underwhelming performance, there are reasons to be optimistic for next year. Here are three reasons why the Red Sox should be competitive...
Via Fire Brand AL
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2015 outfield preview

In my previous article, I took a look at the Boston Red Sox 2015 infield. The biggest questions in this lineup however are in the outfield. In what was statistically one of the worst outfields in the majors, they made it a priority to acquire outfield help at the deadline, which they did by adding Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig. They also signed Cuban defector Rusney Castillo, who...
Via Total Sports Live
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Who stays and who goes in the Red Sox outfield?

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterNow that the outfield grades are in, it's time to project the Red Sox outfield going forward for the 2015 season. Even though the outfield struggled throughout this season, the Sox still have very capable outfielders on their roster. In fact, they have too many outfielders. The reality is not all of them will be on the 2015 version of...
Via RedSoxLife
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Matheny got it right with NLDS rotation

The July 31 trade that sent Joe Kelly and Allen Craig to the Boston Red Sox for John Lackey will be looked back on as the likely catalyst to helped propel the St. Louis Cardinals over the proverbial hill they seemingly couldn’t climb over the first half of the season. But that trade ended up [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Don’t Trade Mookie Betts

During the massive disappointment of the 2014 season, the Red Sox have been busy acquiring hitters: Yoenis Cespedes from the A’s, Allen Craig from the Cardinals, and Rusney Castillo from Cuba being the most notable additions to the team’s line-up. The team has not been shy about the fact that this strategy has a second […]
Via Fangraphs
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Craig ‘Confident’ He’ll Overcome Struggles With Red Sox In 2015

Allen Craig was having a bad season with the St. Cardinals. It has only gotten worse with the Boston Red Sox. Craig, who was acquired in the trade that sent John Lackey to the Cardinals, entered Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards hitting .114 (8-for-70) with 29 strikeouts in 23 games with the Red Sox. The 2013 All-Star was hitting .217 with a .606 OPS...
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox 2015 roster projection

Well I’m just going to come out and say it, this season sucked. But their's hope for next year, a lot of it. One key thing will be getting healthy. Players like Pedroia, Papi, Napoli, Craig, etc. were all players with nagging injuries that caused them to perform worse than expected. Another reason for hope is free agency. The Sox have a lot of money to spend and they need to upgrade...
Via RedSoxLife
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Red Sox Channel 2013 Red Sox. And Magic Happens.

For a few, bitter moments, last night’s Fenway homestand opener against the Jays seemed a terrible, terrible microcosm of this 2014 season. Specifically, I’m talking about the bottom of the ninth, when, immediately after clawing their way back in the eighth from a two-run deficit, the Sox put two men on with nobody out and a chance to win the game… then served up three straight...
Via Surviving Grady
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Allen Craig Struggling To Gain Traction Since Returning

Anthony Ranaudo received his first taste of major league defeat Wednesday. Ranaudo, who entered his fourth start with the Red Sox with a 3-0 record, suffered the loss in the middle game of Boston’s series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox’s offense didn’t help. The Red Sox were held to six hits by Hiroki Kuroda and Co. in a 5-1 loss. It was a disappointing...
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Turn Crazy, 2-6-3-4-5-3 Double Play Against Yankees (Video)

The New York Yankees ran right into two outs Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox turned an extremely unconventional double play in the first inning of the teams’ middle game at Yankee Stadium. It was the product of some awful baserunning by the Yankees, though the Red Sox also deserve credit for their collective awareness amid a whole bunch of moving parts. Derek...
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Too quick to bandwagon Matt Adams

Matt Adams came to Spring Training in 2014 with a slimmer physique and then quickly jumped out of the gate swinging for the St. Louis Cardinals. His success led to a semi-controversy between who should get playing time between Adams, Allen Craig and Oscar Taveras. Between Adams' early jump on the season, Taveras' growing pains and Craig's horrendous start to the 2014 season, Adams...
Via The Flagrant Fan
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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