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Allen Craig ‘Really Excited’ To Help Red Sox’s Offense, Play At Fenway

BOSTON — The importance of first impressions can’t be overstated. Just ask Allen Craig. Craig, who joined his new Red Sox teammates before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees, expressed excitement over joining a lineup anchored by David Ortiz and fellow newcomer Yoenis Cespedes. He also conveyed enthusiasm over playing at Fenway Park, which left its mark on the former...
Via NESN.com
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Fantasy Fallout: Winners and Loser of Lackey Trade

Photo credit: Keith Allison With the 2014 season officially a lost cause for the defending World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox front office made it clear they were looking ahead to the future after trading ace Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes and Jonny Gomes early yesterday morning. That qualifies as an absolutely shocking blockbuster deal in itself...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Yankees Live: Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Craig Make Debuts With New-Look Sox

5 p.m. ET: Anthony Ranaudo and Allen Craig get to share the spotlight in their first games as members of the Boston Red Sox on Friday. Ranaudo, a 24-year-old right-handed pitcher who has come up through the Red Sox system, will make his major-league debut against the New York Yankees. Craig will suit up for the first time since being acquired in a trade deadline deal Thursday. As...
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Cardinals gear up for final two months of the season as NL Central race heats up

Entering August, the Cardinals are two games back of the NL Central with 54 games left. There’s no better way to get back in this NL Central race with a three game weekend series against division leading Milwaukee, which starts a six game home-stand for St. Louis. Of course, the defending World Series Champion Red Sox along with recent former Cardinals Joe Kelly and Allen Craig...
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Joe Kelly, Allen Craig found out about trade to Red Sox through media

Before the trade deadline Thursday, the Cardinals swung a pretty significant deal with the Red Sox, sending Joe Kelly and Allen Craig to Boston for John Lackey. St. Louis needed some more reliability in the rotation and, as an added bonus, the deal opened a full-time lineup spot for top prospect Oscar Taveras. Unfortunately, because we live in a world where information spreads instantly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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'Cuban Missle' Off-Target?: Not In Sox Lineup

Apparently, new Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes—AKA 'The Cuban Missle'—has not yet landed in Boston. Or, if he has, he's not 'suited-up, ready to roll' tonight against The Evil Empire. The Red Sox will be sending out the following extremely odd line-up tonight:  Brock Holt RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Mike Napoli 1B, Allen Craig LF, Xander Bogaerts SS...
Via FenwayNation
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Allen Craig, Joe Kelly Found About Trade To Red Sox Via TV, Twitter

Joe Kelly and Allen Craig found out they were being traded to the Boston Red Sox the same way you probably heard the news. The St. Louis Cardinals bolstered their starting rotation by acquiring John Lackey from the Red Sox in exchange for Kelly and Craig in a pretty significant deal before the trade deadline on Thursday. The deal was struck while the Cards were preparing for a day...
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Allen Craig And Joe Kelly found out they were traded in different ways

The MLB trade deadline has come and gone and some players and fans are still stunned. New Boston Red Sox outfielder Allen Craig and Joe Kelly were traded for pitcher John Lackey. Both were loved by their teammates and they all were shocked when the announcement was made. Speaking of the announcement, Derrick Goold of the St Louis Post Dispatch, both men found out that they were traded...
Via No Guts, No Glory
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The Six Stages of Grief and the Trade Deadline

Regardless of who you root for, the trade deadline can be a pretty emotional experience. Obviously, the 2014 trade deadline was no exception in the case of St. Louis Cardinals fans. Fan favorites Joe Kelly and Allen Craig were dealt to Boston for John Lackey and the promising James Ramsey was traded straight-up for Justin Masterson. For me personally the deals were tough because...
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John Lackey to Cardinals; Craig, Kelly to Red Sox

In their second blockbuster deadline-day trade, the Red Sox have traded John Lackey to the Cardinals in exchange for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly. Coming on the heels of their selling of ace Jon Lester to the A’s for Yoenis Cespedes, and with myriad Andrew Miller rumors circulating (latest: he’s headed to Baltimore), this means the Sox may have traded away two-fifths of their starting...
Via Batting Leadoff
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig and Joe Kelly found out they had been traded through technology

The St. Louis Cardinals traded starting pitcher Joe Kelly and utility man Allen Craig to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in exchange for John Lackey. We knew Lackey was on the block and we knew the Cardinals were looking for pitching, but apparently neither Kelly nor Craig knew that they were available. In fact, […]
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MLB Trade Deadline Fantasy Baseball Impact

Wow! What a trade deadline day! I can't remember a busier day of trading since I've been watching baseball.  I hope you all enjoyed the smorgasbord of trade rumors, tweets, and reactions. I'm here to help you sort out the fantasy implications of all those trades with some quick insights about some of the players affected by the moves. Let's get started.#452986950...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Wrap Up: Boston Red Sox

Trade Deadline Wrap Up: Boston Red Sox In my previous article: http://www.totalsportslive.com/trade-deadline-report-boston-red-sox/ I talked about the moves the Red Sox have made leading up to the deadline. I also mentioned the possibility for more moves and sure enough, the Red Sox have sent shockwaves through the baseball world. Here were the moves made before the 4 PM deadline...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bommarito Automotive Group weekend update

    There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with over the weekend. This Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key story lines heading into this weekend are ... TOUGH GOODBYE The Cardinals needed a jolt, and general manager John Mozeliak provided just that by trading Allen Craig and Joe Kelly...
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After trade deadline, Cardinals have wake-up call in 6-2 win over Padres

With the acquisition of John Lackey for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig, this means for the Cardinals more playing time for Oscar Taveras in right field. That move planned out well, at least for this series final Thursday afternoon in San Diego. In th first at-bat since the Craig trade to give Taveras more playing time in right field, Taveras connected on a two-run shot in the Top of the...
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John Lackey Trade An Attempt By Red Sox To Strike While Iron Is Hot

John Lackey’s trade value has never been higher, at least since he arrived in Boston. The Red Sox decided to strike while the iron is hot. The Red Sox traded Lackey and minor league pitcher Corey Littrell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in exchange for first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly. The deal nets the Red Sox two younger assets while enhancing...
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Cardinals trade Joe Kelly and Allen Craig for John Lackey

OK, stop me if you've heard this before: John Mozeliak: Mike, you got a minute? Mike Matheny: Yeah. Take a seat. John Mozeliak: You can't start Craig in right tonight. You'll have to start Taveras. Mike Matheny: Yeah, I don't want to go fifteen rounds, Mo. The lineup card is mine, and that's all. John Mozeliak: That lineup card is definitely yours. I'm just...
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St. Louis Cardinals: Looking at new prospect Corey Littrell

The Cardinals acquired John Lackey from the Red Sox for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly. Along with Lackey, the Cards got minor league pitcher Corey Littrell and cash considerations. This post is not going to analyze the trade, but rather give you more information on the minor leaguer the team picked up. Littrell was the Red Sox 5th round pick in the 2013 draft out of the University of...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox deal Lackey to Cardinals for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly

The Red Sox have now dealt 3/4 of their starting rotation from the 2013 World Series. Not long after dealing Jon Lester to the Athletics and just days after sending Jake Peavy to the Giants the Red Sox sent starting pitcher John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for IF/OF Allen Craig and pitcher Joe […]
Via The Majors National
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Lackey to Cards

John Lackey was traded today to the Cardinals for outfielder/first baseman Allen Craig and right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly.  The Sox also sent minor league left-handed pitcher Corey Littrell and cash to St. Louis in the deal. The Red Sox rotation will now have some big holes with Lester and Lackey gone.
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

OUT: Joe Kelly & Allen Craig; IN: John Lackey

The Cardinals made a trade today before the deadline, acquiring starting pitcher John Lackey for outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly. From the Post-Dispatch: Cardinals players appeared stunned and shaken by the news upon arriving at Petco Park for today’s 2:40 p.m. game against the Padres. I guess the good news is that they actually showed up for the game today as opposed...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox trade Lester, Lackey to overhaul future lineup with Cespedes, Craig

The steep decline of the Boston Red Sox following their 2013 World Series championship has been shocking. But general manager Ben Cherington isn’t sitting around, scratching his head, wondering where it all went wrong. Instead, he’s doing what he can to make sure next year’s edition of the Red Sox rebounds quickly. Making what could be the biggest deal of the MLB trade deadline...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox trade Lester, Lackey to overhaul future lineup with Cespedes, Craig

The steep decline of the Boston Red Sox following their 2013 World Series championship has been shocking. But general manager Ben Cherington isn’t sitting around, scratching his head, wondering where it all went wrong. Instead, he’s doing what he can to make sure next year’s edition of the Red Sox rebounds quickly. Making what could be the biggest deal of the MLB trade deadline...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Improve by Adding Lackey, Subtracting Craig

Wondering if the Cardinals felt good about Michael Wacha‘s shoulder or Shelby Miller‘s general existence? Wonder no more, because less than 24 hours after picking up Justin Masterson from Cleveland, they’ve now added John Lackey from Boston, for the not-insignificant price of Joe Kelly and Allen Craig. Yesterday morning, the St. Louis rotation looked something […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox Trade John Lackey To Cardinals For Joe Kelly, Allen Craig

Make that two eye-popping trades in one day for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox traded starting pitcher John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in exchange for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig, according to multiple reports. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman first had the news that Lackey would be dealt to St. Louis, and Peter Gammons was the first to report all...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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