...Another big trade occurring before the non-waiver deadline on July 31st, was the dealing of John Lackey along with minor leaguer Cory Littrell and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals. Lackey is 35 (almost 36) years old, having played in the majors since 2002. He moved to Boston as a free agent before the start of the 2010 season, and helped the Red Sox win their 3rd World Series last year.
In just 2 starts with the Cardinals, Lackey is 1-1 with a 8.25 ERA and 7 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched.
Allen Craig has hit one Double in just 4 AB's with his new Red Sox team.
Craig just turned 30 last month, and had been with the Cardinals since 2010.
The youngest of the bunch, 26-year old Joe Kelly has started only one game for Boston since the trade, leaving with a no decision, a 1.29 ERA, and 2 strikouts in 7 innings of work.
Kelly has been in the majors since 2012.
If you haven't noticed, I don't have the 2014 Topps baseball card set yet. The only 2014 Topps card that I currently own is Mariano Rivera. Once I obtain the set, I will use 2014 cards for current updates.