Craig Kimbrel

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Rob Bradford
March 20, 2019 - 7:47 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Another option for Craig Kimbrel may be emerging. According to The Athletic, the Brewers have engaged in talks with the free agent closer. The discussions would presumably be involving a short-term deal along the lines of what Milwaukee gave out to free agents Mike Moustakas and...
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John Tomase
March 09, 2019 - 12:56 pm
For a seven-time All-Star, former Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel continues to struggle to find a job, and it looks like what little market he has is shrinking. According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, the Nationals and Braves have dropped out of the Kimbrel sweepstakes. #Nats and #Braves are not “in...
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Rob Bradford
March 03, 2019 - 7:26 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Figuring out where Craig Kimbrel might land has been perhaps the greatest mystery of the offseason. While the Red Sox continued to suggest they wouldn't be in the market for the closer, some believed Kimbrel might ultimately land back in Boston on a short-term deal. B ut then...
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John Tomase
March 01, 2019 - 11:37 am
Rajon Rondo's heart will always be in Boston, apparently. The Lakers guard was recently caught in camera before a game vs. the Pelicans mimicking a very familiar windup in a pregame goof with teammate JaVale McGee. Take a look for yourself as Rondo pretty expertly mirrors the crane setup and...
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Rob Bradford
February 26, 2019 - 9:07 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The question was a straightforward one: Why could you be the closer for the Red Sox? Matt Barnes' answer was just as direct. "Over the last few years, I’ve learned a lot about the league and about myself and how to best utilize myself," Barnes said on the Bradfo Sho podcast. "I’...
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Rob Bradford
February 25, 2019 - 12:36 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. -- For those holding out hope Craig Kimbrel might still be an option for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski pretty much put an end to that line of thinking Monday morning. Talking at LECOM Park prior to the Red Sox' Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, the president of baseball...
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Ryan Hannable
February 23, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Craig Kimbrel has yet to sign with a team this offseason, and it appears he's willing to wait even longer. According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic , Kimbrel's asking price has not come down and he would consider sitting out the season if he doesn't get close to his perceived value. Kimbrel...
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Alex Reimer
February 21, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Baseball’s glacial free agent market serves as a perfect symbol for the biggest problem that ails America’s former pastime: nothing happens, and when something actually does happen, it takes forever. In a sport where the ball isn’t even put into play 31-percent of the time, roughly two dozen...
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Rob Bradford
February 20, 2019 - 9:32 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This isn't anything new. There have been other spring trainings where an excitement regarding Eduardo Rodriguez's potential has been in the air at JetBlue Park. But listening to Alex Cora Tuesday it certainly seems the optimism might be a bit more definitive this time around. "...
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John Tomase
February 13, 2019 - 11:40 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dave Dombrowski admits he's old-fashioned. He likes having a closer. Whether that man will be Craig Kimbrel or not remains to be seen. Dombrowski reiterated on Wednesday that he's happy with the internal options to replace Kimbrel, an All-Star closer who remains unsigned as...
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