Craig Kimbrel

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Rob Bradford
April 30, 2019 - 7:24 am
Alex Cora wasn't about to overreact, and he shouldn't have. The Red Sox won Monday night thanks in large part to a six-run third inning. In the big picture, it was a step the right direction, little more. "It’s just one game, you know," Cora said after the 9-4 win over the A's at Fenway Park. "I’m...
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Alex Reimer
April 24, 2019 - 10:54 am
The Red Sox’ season is off to such a disastrous start, it’s hard to pinpoint the biggest problems with the grossly underachieving World Series champions. At first glance, one might select the starting rotation, which sports the worst ERA in all of baseball. An underperforming MVP at the top of the...
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Rob Bradford
April 08, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Everyone wants Gronk. Understandable. But it wouldn't have been the best choice. When it comes to picking the perfect person to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park Tuesday there is one candidate who would have stood out head and shoulders above all else: Craig Kimbrel. Unfortunately...
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Rob Bradford
March 30, 2019 - 3:23 am
SEATTLE -- Most of the players had already headed to the team hotel when Matt Barnes finally emerged at his locker. Covered in sweat, the appearance was strikingly similar to what Craig Kimbrel had projected after such nights after punctuating a Red Sox' win with another save. This time it was...
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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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