Ah Allen Craig. While most Cardinal fans now only remember his unfortunate and startlingly rapid decent into baseball oblivion, there was once a time when he was a key cog in the Cardinals lineup. His uncanny knack for timely hitting earned him the nickname the "RBI machine". Craig’s above average bat and ability to play several positions made him an ideal candidate for a contract extension. On March 8, 2013 the Cardinals inked Craig to a five-year, $31 million deal.
Though it ultimately did not work out with Allen Craig and the Cardinals, there were still some fine memories made.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!!!!
Tell - or better yet show - the amazing women in your life how awesome and appreciated they are!
- Five women playing baseball right now that you should be paying attention to | MLB.com
- From the archives: Players to wear dresses in ultimate display of toughness - A Hunt and Peck | Viva El Birdos
what else is going on in baseball...
- Clayton Kershaw silences concern about back | MLB.com
- Carlos Correa to play 3B for Team Puerto Rico | MLB.com
- Cuba defeats China to even WBC 2017 record | MLB.com
- Loek Van Mil is a 7’1 pitcher and the story of baseball | SBNation.com
- Netherlands vs. Israel will decide a World Baseball Classic pool winner | SBNation.com
- Meet the superfans of the World Baseball Classic | MLB.com
- A swarm of bees, doing whatever it is that bees do, interrupted Padres batting practice | MLB.com
- The Importance of Avoiding Predictability | FanGraphs Baseball
- Projected 2017 Strengths of Schedule | FanGraphs Baseball
- MLB - Full odds for Tim Tebow getting a hit, home run, striking out and more | ESPN
what the cardinals are up to...
- Mike Leake counting on St. Louis Cardinals for better defense in 2017 | St Louis Cardinals | ESPN
- Carpenter to miss another week or more with back problem | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- Hochman: Cardinals veterans, rookies relish chance to listen to Gibson | Benjamin Hochman | stltoday.com
- A Positive Sign From Cardinals Camp: Mike Matheny Is Trying to Grow and Evolve | 101Sports.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- Holy Cow(boy boots): Cubs' feat on footwear | MLB.com
- Cub problems? Talented roster blocks road for Chicago's prospects | Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN
- The Thing Joey Votto Isn’t Good At | FanGraphs Baseball