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Padres to sign Allen Craig

The Padres have inked a minors pact with veteran first baseman Allen Craig, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation (via Twitter). The contract includes an invitation to MLB Spring Training, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets.Craig, 33, will be looking to get his career back on track after a disastrous tenure with the Red Sox. That three-and-a-half-year run mercifully...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 22, 2018  |  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

What’s wrong with Allen Craig? Gabe Kapler dissects

Allen Craig isn’t putting together the type of season that many Cardinals fans hoped for following last season. Nearly automatic with runners in scoring position last season, Craig was also one of the most consistent hitters in general for the Cardinals. We’ve seen nearly the polar opposite this season. Here’s a look at Craig’s 2013 numbers vs. [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
July 25, 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 compared to...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Have You Gone Allen Craig?

ESPN has this nice little feature where it projects out player stats for an entire season. It’s obviously not a perfect predictor and involves some pretty simple math… but it gives you an idea of where a season will end up for a player if things stay about where they are at right now. Allen Craig should not look at this page. If you’re Allen Craig, please click off this site. Is...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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 to...
Via isportsweb.com
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Craig believes he's ready for Series

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig is progressing in his recovery from the Lisfranc fracture to his left foot and believes he will be ready to play in the World Series, which begins Wednesday in either Boston or Detroit. Craig hasn't played since Sept. 4 but took some simulated at-bats before Game 6 of the NLCS on Friday, according to MLB.com. And his performance left...
Via FOX Sports
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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