Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Don't Forget—Allen Craig Is Still A Red Sox Possibility

Allen Craig
It's the longest of long shots, but if Allen Craig turns up in camp (as a non-roster invitee) and starts raking, the Red Sox will have a really nice problem on their hands. It would give them double back-up (along with Travis Shaw) in case The Great Hanley First Base Experiment implodes. Let's not forget, the 31-year old Craig is not that far removed from a really good, All-Star season in 2013 (.313, 13 HRs, 97 RBIs in a 134-game injury-shortened campaign). If (and it's a huge "if") he regains any of that form, it would be hard to keep him out of the lineup. Of course, he has to make the team first—something that is still an unlikely prospect. Still, wouldn't it be nice to have both Craig and Joe Kelly (the fruits of the John Lackey trade) make significant contributions in 2016?