John Farrell – Job in Jeopardy

The Red Sox are in a difficult situation with John Farrell. After apparently recovering from cancer treatment, he is back managing the team. The Sox seem to have improved dramatically under President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. They have acquired David Price, Craig Kimbrel, Carson Smith and Chris Young. Price has had success everywhere he has pitched-leading the...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Announce Multiple Roster Moves; Allen Craig Outrighted To PawSox

The Boston Red Sox did some roster shuffling Friday. The Red Sox outrighted outfielder/first baseman Allen Craig to Triple-A Pawtucket. They also outrighted pitchers Jean Machi and Alexi Ogando, making them both free agents. Sandy Leon was outrighted, but he accepted a spot with the PawSox. Pitcher Ryan Cook was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs. Boston also reinstated Clay...
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Top FA Needs, Potential Targets

Boston Red Sox Free Agents P Rich Hill, P Craig Breslow, P Ronald Belisario View image | No. 1 Pitcher If one thing was ever so apparent for the Red Sox last season, it is that the philosophy of having 5 labeled number 3 pitchers is not a smart one.  The Red Sox experimented with this last season, and they ended up with one of the poorest rotations in...
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November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox looking to trade Allen Craig

The Boston Red Sox have a busy offseason ahead of them. After finishing a disappointing season that saw them finish in the bottom of the American League along with upheaval in the front office, the Red Sox expect to be very busy in the coming months as they have a lot of pieces they need to either acquire or offload. One of their first priorities looks to be finding a way to deal...
Via Baseball Essential
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: looking back at the John Lackey trade

Oct 9, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey (41) reacts after a double play during game one of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports On July 31, 2014 General Manager John Mozeliak made a shocking trade. Starting pitcher Joe Kelly and utility player Allen Craig were dealt to Boston...
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox A Loose Bunch To End Season Despite Shaky Beginning To 2015

CLEVELAND — It was the second-to-last game of the season. Nothing was at stake, aside from trying to stave off the team’s third last-place finish in four years. Yet there was something refreshing about the visitors’ clubhouse Saturday before the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. In a corner of the room sat Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart...
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

6 (Mildly) Intriguing Potential Red Sox September Call-Ups

One of the silver linings of the last month of the year for bad teams is the hope that comes with September call-ups. Unfortunately for the 2015 Red Sox, there aren’t a lot of exciting prospects that will be making their debuts this month. Of course, part of this is because so many of their top young talents have already debuted. We’ll still be able to watch guys like Eduardo...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Trade Presents Opportunity For Travis Shaw, Allen Craig

Mike Napoli’s Boston Red Sox tenure came to a close Friday, with the Sox trading him back to his former team, the Texas Rangers. Not only did Napoli’s departure further decrease the number of 2013 World Series champions remaining in Boston — a total that now is down to eight — but it also created some uncertainty as to who will fill his void at first base for the rest...
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

What Can Be Done With Allen Craig?

Ever since his May demotion to Pawtucket, there has been little to no mention of Allen Craig. The outfielder/first baseman, who recently turned 31, was a feared hitter with the St. Louis Cardinals on the team that the Red Sox defeated in the 2013 World Series. Now, he is an everyday player in AAA who is not even on the 40-man roster. Craig, who’s set to make $20 million over the...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

#FREEJBJ and Allen Craig too?

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 6 months, you are probably aware that the New England Patriots starting quarterback, Tom Brady, has been suspended 4 games for his role in the "deflating" of footballs in the AFC Championship Game.In response, Patriots fans have started a movement to "Free Brady". This movement has...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

John Lackey Trade Revisited: Can Red Sox Salvage 2014 Deadline Deal?

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington might want a mulligan on the John Lackey trade. It looks really, really bad now that Lackey is pitching well for the St. Louis Cardinals while both Joe Kelly and Allen Craig reside at Triple-A Pawtucket following unimpressive stints in Boston. But should the deal already be written off as a total disaster for the Red Sox? It’s fair...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

With Napoli Struggling, It’s Time For Allen Craig To Return

After earning the infamous Golden Sombrero Tuesday night, Mike Napoli officially earned himself a spot on the bench. The first baseman has been struggling this season. And I don’t mean he has streaks where he’s good then gets into slumps. No, Napoli has played one good week of big league ball this year. And as you may have already guessed, that week was the week he hit five home...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cherington 'very encouraged' by progress of Craig, Bradley Jr.

Before the season, the Boston Red Sox were said to have a plethora of major-league outfielders and no place to put them all.Allen Craig and Jackie Bradley Jr. couldn't find everyday jobs with the big league club, but upon demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, both are performing well.Craig is sporting a .298 average with a .407 on-base percentage, while Bradley Jr. is hitting .333 in 43...
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June 17, 2015  |  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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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Grading the John Lackey acquisition

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox on July 31, 2014 for fan favorites Allen Craig and Joe Kelly. There were tears, memories exchanged and then John Lackey stout became a fine tuned weapon for the Cards down the stretch. Lackey is tough, resilient, nasty, loud and pitches like it’s his last day in the game every 5th day. Since we are nearing the...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Allen Craig Dilemma.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto by Aram Boghosian from The Boston Globe.After Allen Craig was cleared on waivers, the Red Sox officially announced on Monday that he was going to be added to the Pawtucket roster. Craig has 25.2 million remaining on his contract, meaning that any team willing to take him would have to pay that amount over the next three years. 29 Major League...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Castillo, Craig and Kazmir could bolster Red Sox

Considering the widely publicized pitching woes and the unexpectedly anemic offense, it could be worse for the Boston Red Sox. Almost a quarter of the 2015 regular season is complete, and the team favored by many pundits to win the American League East title is 19-20 and 2.5 games behind the New York Yankees. With the trade deadline still more than two months away, and most teams...
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May 20, 2015  |  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...
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox option Allen Craig to Minors

The Boston Red Sox have had enough of their struggles.  They have finally decided to make a move in order to shake up the roster.   The club has decided to option 1B/OF Allen Craig to Triple-A Pawtucket for the time being as reported by Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald.  Craig cannot refuse the assignment because he has less than five years of service time and plenty of...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Allen Craig’s Demotion To Triple-A ‘Not An Easy Decision’ (Video)

Allen Craig has struggled so far this season, but Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said the decision to option the outfielder to Triple-A Pawtucket wasn’t an easy one. Craig has played in 24 games for the Red Sox in 2015, batting just .135 with two RBIs and 17 strikeouts. Farrell said on “Red Sox First Pitch” ahead of Boston’s game against the...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitching, Catching and Allen Craig: Your Recap of Red Sox Beat

What should the Red Sox do with Allen Craig? Is Blake Swihart here to stay? How much does pitching really impact a team? Read about what Jared Scali and Jess Thomas talked about this week on Red Sox Beat. 
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Facing Key Phase With Red Sox After Hanley Ramirez Injury

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — All right, Allen Craig. The ball’s in your court. The biggest defense of Craig’s unproductive tenure with the Red Sox has been that the veteran slugger simply hasn’t received consistent at-bats. Well, that could change if left fielder Hanley Ramirez misses any time with a shoulder injury, meaning Craig is...
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Starts For Red Sox In Place Of Injured Hanley Ramirez Vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox begin life without Hanley Ramirez on Tuesday night. It’s unclear how long the Sox will be without their left fielder — manager John Farrell said Ramirez is day to day with the shoulder injury — and Allen Craig will be in the lineup in left Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ramirez left Monday’s game in the first inning...
May 05, 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
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