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Boston Herald Jan 29, 2015
Red Sox should wait it out with Allen Craig

Red Sox should wait it out with Allen Craig

No offense to Ryan Hanigan, who could supply minimal offense and still be a good backup catcher, but the Red Sox sold low on Will Middlebrooks last month and they know it.It would be foolish to do the same with Allen Craig.Look, we know 91 losses and a last-place finish last season make 2013 seem like eons ago. But you don’t need Doc Brown to fire up the flux capacitor to recall when Craig was the best clutch hitter in the National League, to say nothing of the Cardinals hitter the Sox were most concerned with facing in the World Series.
The Republican Jan 28, 2015

Boston Red Sox have tough job to do in valuing Allen Craig

The Red Sox must decide if Allen Craig is worth more now, in spring training or after this season.
Fenway Nation Jan 27, 2015
Joe Kelly Thinks Allen Craig Will Be

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, what about in 2015 (where Craig has nor real position on the Red Sox)? Kelly is confident about his buddy's performance, "He’s not nicknamed ‘The Baseball-Whacker Guy’ for nothing. He’s going to go out there...
Over the Monster Jan 27, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Allen Craig, David Ortiz

Today's links look at how Boston's payroll is distributed, some new projections for the Red Sox, and an argument against banning the shift. The Red Sox will have a record payroll in 2015, but it's much more spread around than one may expect. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com) There has been an nonstop flow of praise for Rusney Castillo this winter. (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com) Yesterday, Dan Szymborski released the ZiPS projections for the Red Sox. (Carson Cistulli; Fangraphs) Allen Craig is obviously coming off a very rough season, but Joe Kelly is confident he will turn it around this...
KFFL Jan 24, 2015

Red Sox | Allen Craig healthy

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig feels he has progressed this offseason and thinks his ...
Fenway Nation Jan 23, 2015
Boston's $26.5 Million Allen Craig Conundrum

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 hit .291 with an .803 OPS. In both 2012 and 2013, he hit over .300 and knocked out a total of 35 HRs in those two seasons. But, a nagging foot injury at the end of 2013 really hampered him—although in six...
Over the Monster Jan 23, 2015

Allen Craig willing to play third; unable to play third

Allen Craig is trying to find a space in a crowded Red Sox lineup, but just because he's willing to play third base doesn't mean he's actually capable. Allen Craig is currently a man without a position in Boston. First base is taken by Mike Napoli, left field by Hanley Ramirez, and DH by David Ortiz. He's also a man in need of no small number of at bats. After a 2014 lost to injury, Craig's career is in danger of stalling if he doesn't get the chance to prove that he can still produce at the level he has in years past. To that end, Craig is looking to make himself more versatile, telling...
The Republican Jan 22, 2015

Finding space for Allen Craig: Why the Boston Red Sox would try him at third base

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Craig is open to playing the hot corner and the team will experiment with him there in spring training.

Farrell: Craig could see time at third base

BOSTON -- The Red Sox have spoken with Allen Craig about playing some third base in spring training, and the first baseman-outfielder was receptive to the idea, manager John Farrell said. Switch-hitting free agent Pablo Sandoval was signed to a five-year, $95 million contract this winter to be the team’s everyday third baseman, but the right-handed-hitting Craig might gain some extra at-bats if he learns the position, Farrell said Thursday afternoon before the Boston baseball writers dinner.
Full Count | WEEI Jan 22, 2015

Red Sox still intent on finding spots for Allen Craig to play

Like a few corners of the Red Sox roster, Allen Craig is living a somewhat uncertain existence heading into spring training. For the time being, that doesn’€™t figure to change. Speaking at the media availability for the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner Thursday, both Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell said they […]
Rotoworld Jan 22, 2015

Red Sox could try Allen Craig at third base - Allen Craig (OF) Boston Red Sox

According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox have spoken to Allen Craig about playing some third base.
KFFL Jan 22, 2015

Red Sox | Allen Craig could play 3B

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig has discussed playing some third base with the team.

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