Fall From Grace: Allen Craig

alcraigIn 2011 the St. Louis Cardinals was out bid by the Los Angeles Angels to  land the Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols. The Cardinals filled the hole with the promising up and coming outfielder/ first baseman Allen Craig. He was able to hold down the first baseman job for 2012/2013 until he got traded on July 31, 2014 with Joe Kelley for minor leaguer Corey Littrell and John Lackey. Well today Allen Craig’s numbers have been down and the Boston Redsox  announced this afternoon that Allen Craig has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A, which means he is no longer on the club’s 40-man roster.

With Craig clearing waivers unclaimed isn’t necessarily a surprise, given the lack of production he’s experienced in the past two seasons and the significant amount of money that remains on his contract. Not one  team claimed the 30-year-old Craig on waivers,. The Redsox must wonder what had happen that caused the sudden fall for Craig, who was one of the Cardinals’ most productive bats.

Craig suffered a lisfranc fracture in his foot at the end of the 2013 season and was never himself in 2014 before reaggravating his left foot following a trade to Boston.

Allen Craig,,can  refuse his outright assignment, but doing so would mean forfeiting the money remaining on his contract, so he’ll remain with Triple-A Pawtucket in hopes of rediscovering his stroke. In do hope that Allen Craig would make a comeback and possibly be called up again or given a chance with another team. I always that Allen Craig and Joe Kelley had a hard time accepting that the Cardinals traded them. As we all know baseball is very much a mental game, with this in mind there heads were probably still with the Cardinals while they played for Boston.

Source: Steve Adams MLB Trade Rumors

Allen Craig,,can  refuse his outright assignment, but doing so would mean forfeiting the money remaining on his contract, so he’ll remain with Triple-A Pawtucket in hopes of rediscovering his stroke. In do hope that Allen Craig would make a comeback and possibly be called up again or given a chance with another team.

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