Allen Craig has been in the news recently as the outfielder was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket by the Boston Red Sox. The club ran out of patience with the 30-year-old as he had posted a paltry .430 OPS in 59 plate appearances, continuing his dreadful performance after coming over along with Joe Kelly in last year’s John Lackey trade with the St. Louis Cardinals at the deadline. In 107 PA with the Red Sox last season, Craig had a .425 OPS.
The Phillies lost 7-4 to the New York Mets yesterday, dropping their record to a league-worst 11-21 (tied with the Milwaukee Brewers) and their run differential to -60. It’s the worst run differential in baseball by far. The Colorado Rockies are in second place at -47 and the Brewers rank third at -46.
I was looking up the Phillies’ team offensive stats and found this depressing comparison: