Red Sox: Allen Craig released from team

Boston Red Sox utility man Allen Craig has been released after almost three awful years in Boston and minors

When we think of bust players that came either free agency or trade we think of Carl Crawford who never got the job done. We think of Eric Gagne, Mark Melancon, and most recently we get to experience Pablo Sandoval. Now the latest casualty, Allen Craig has been released. I think a lot of people forgot Craig. Several players have gotten the yips during the course of their careers and it’s a sad moment because they’re no longer the feared hitters they once were.

I don’t think the Panda ever had the yips. I think he came over with that complacency and it hasn’t left. While he started off trying hard to keep the weight off, it’s come back and he’s lost his ability to play his position and field it as well. Allen Craig in his almost three years with the Red Sox played in just 65 games with the Sox and only hit two home runs for the team.

Craig will still get paid by the team as he’s owed over $5.6 million in addition to a $1 million dollar buy out for 2018. After that, the Sox will rid themselves of one of the biggest pains and busts on the team over the last three years. There’s only name that the fans in Boston are expecting to hear next.

Craig as some may remember was part of the deal that also sent over Joe Kelly for John Lackey at the deadline in 2014.

 

Photo Credit – John Raoux – AP Photo

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One thought on “Red Sox: Allen Craig released from team

  1. Allen Craig has been a complete bust while Joe Kelly, the other part of the trade, has been OK. Kelly now a reliever had been a starter but was having issues. He now appears regulary on an every other day basis for John Farrell. When he does he’s good for 100 mph!

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