Craig Kimbrel

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Rob Bradford
January 09, 2019 - 9:59 am
This isn't a news flash, but it is notable. When it comes to the Red Sox acquiring a closer, Dave Dombrowski isn't changing his tune. That became evident once again in the Sox' president of baseball operations' conversation with USA Today. "Craig (Kimbrel) did a great job for us, he’s a Hall of...
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John Tomase
January 08, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Chris Sale is the most dominant pitcher in baseball when he's healthy. And the slider is his most dominant pitch. Therefore, by the transitive property of baseball, it should come as no surprise that Sale's slider was voted baseball's nastiest pitch in a poll of players by MLB.com . Sale's slider...
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Rob Bradford
January 08, 2019 - 10:04 am
Within the last few days, the Red Sox' relief-pitching options would seem to have dwindled considerably. David Robertson has gone to Philadelphia, with Kelvin Herrera signing on with the White Sox. And, of course, the Yankees added to their list of game-enders with the inking of Zach Britton. So...
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Alex Reimer
January 07, 2019 - 3:07 pm
Another potential Red Sox bullpen target is off the board. The White Sox signed reliever Kelvin Herrera Tuesday to a two-year deal worth $18 million, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan . Closer Craig Kimbrel remains on the market. The Red Sox were tied to Herrera last season and had a deal for him at...
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John Tomase
January 04, 2019 - 12:57 pm
MLB's messed up offseason is impacting some pretty good players, but Craig Kimbrel isn't one of them. The market is getting him just right. The erstwhile Red Sox closer started free agency with some pretty aggressive demands, reportedly in the range of six years and $100 million. To quote the late...
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Rob Bradford
January 03, 2019 - 2:33 pm
Things are getting very interesting when it comes to the Red Sox and a possible reunion with Craig Kimbrel. Heading into Thursday it would have appeared as though the Phillies might be the most logical challenger for the services of Kimbrel. But according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com Philadelphia...
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Rob Bradford
January 03, 2019 - 12:44 pm
A year ago the Red Sox perfectly read the J.D. Martinez market and ended up with a world championship for their efforts. Are they primed for another success story this time around? For a second straight offseason, the Sox are seemingly mastering the art of the waiting game. Dave Dombrowski made it...
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Rob Bradford
December 10, 2018 - 7:35 pm
LAS VEGAS -- Dave Dombrowski wasn't about to definitively say Craig Kimbrel wasn't going to fit into the Red Sox' plans, or even mention the closer by name when discussing his free agent situation. But it wasn't difficult to read between the lines. "No, not really," Dombrowski told the local media...
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Rob Bradford
December 10, 2018 - 6:50 am
LAS VEGAS -- The way things are shaping up, Joe Kelly seems to be scratching where a new breed of front offices itch. In previous offseasons, a 30-year-old reliever who was hitting free agency coming off a season with a 4.39 ERA and three full months of bad wouldn't exactly be jumping to the top of...
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Rob Bradford
December 08, 2018 - 12:27 am
For New England baseball fans the Padres' designating a utility infielder by the name of Carlos Asuaje for assignment most likely meant little. It was a move made so San Diego could add free agent pitcher Garrett Richards to its roster, making the 27-year-old expendable. So, why should followers of...
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