Craig Kimbrel

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Rob Bradford
November 12, 2018 - 5:10 pm
Craig Kimbrel has turned down a chance to make a guaranteed $17.9 million next season. The closer has decided to not accept the qualifying offer extended by the Red Sox. By doing so he turns his back on a one-year guaranteed deal in favor of testing the free agent market. MLB Trade Rumors projects...
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Rob Bradford
November 07, 2018 - 1:56 pm
Craig Kimbrel figures to have some options heading into this offseason. One them might be landing in Philadelphia. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com the Phillies are interested in Kimbrel heading free agency, with the closer also figuring to get some attention from the Red Sox, Atlanta and St...
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Alex Reimer
November 06, 2018 - 3:51 pm
Craig Kimbrel’s agent wants potential suitors to ignore his troubling trends and look at the big picture. According to MLB Insider Jon Heyman , Kimbrel’s representative is selling his client as the greatest closer ever. Kimbrel has the lowest ERA, batting average against and OPS against of all-time...
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Rob Bradford
November 01, 2018 - 4:06 pm
The Craig Kimbrel question isn't coming out of the blue. Kimbrel has always figured to be one of the tougher decisions when he hits the free agent market, which will be in the coming weeks. He's a closer who is likely in line to set a record for largest contract given to a player at his position,...
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Ryan Hannable
October 29, 2018 - 1:18 am
It's been a long year for Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel. The 30-year-old needed to leave spring training to be with his wife Ashley and their first child, Lydia Joy, who was born in November with a heart ailment and needed surgery. After about three weeks away, Kimbrel was able to return to the team...
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Rob Bradford
October 19, 2018 - 4:25 am
HOUSTON -- Just as the media was starting to filter out what had been a jubilant Red Sox' clubhouse following a Game 4 win over the Astros, Craig Kimbrel walked down the long hallway to the manager's office to talk to Alex Cora. Kimbrel had barely hung on to finish off his two-inning stint, having...
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John Tomase
October 18, 2018 - 7:38 pm
Alex Cora has one possible explanation for Craig Kimbrel's mystifying struggles this postseason – he's tipping his slider. Kimbrel allowed a run for a fourth straight postseason outing on Wednesday, and it took a diving catch from Andrew Benintendi to keep him from allowing three more in what would...
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John Tomase
October 15, 2018 - 1:10 am
It wasn't pretty and it wasn't exactly easy, but then again, none of Craig Kimbrel's saves have been either of those things this postseason. Coming off an incredibly shaky outing in Yankee Stadium that saw him nearly blow a three-run lead before the Red Sox held on to win the clinching Game 4,...
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Rob Bradford
October 10, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK -- This was about as uncomfortable an image as anyone could imagine. The struggling Craig Kimbrel attempting to find his way through the most powerful lineup in the majors while seemingly not having a good idea where his pitches were going. In the end, the result was a seven-batter, 28-...
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John Tomase
October 10, 2018 - 1:13 am
Amidst the euphoria of New York, New York, and Chris Sale saving the day, and champagne popping in the Red Sox clubhouse was this downer -- what the hell happened to Craig Kimbrel? The All-Star closer, who periodically battled command issues throughout the season, nearly let Tuesday's ALDS-...
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