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  • • Why these three MLB All-Star closers are struggling in 2020; and who is in line to replace them
    Brad Hand, Edwin Diaz and Craig Kimbrel have each already experienced turbulence this season...2020
  • • Cubs barely survive a bullpen meltdown, but they have a Craig Kimbrel problem
    The Cubs prevailed over the Reds on Monday night, but their closer struggled mightily...2020
  • • That Time The Yankees Pursued Craig Kimbrel
    Possessing an excellent closer is one of the many things the Yankees have become known for over the years. There was Dave Righetti, Goose Gossage and Sparky Lyle decades back. And then there was John Wetteland, who was on the mound when the Yankees won the World Series in 1996. He formed a dominant late-game…...2020
  • • Remember When The Padres Traded For Craig Kimbrel?
    Nearly five years ago, the Padres and Braves shocked the baseball world with a trade of star closer Craig Kimbrel. MLBTR’s Jeff Todd looks back at the blockbuster deal and its many tentacles in today’s video....2020
  • • 9 NL Central Pitchers Looking For Bounce-Back Years
    Nobody knows when the 2020 Major League Baseball season will begin, but we can still look forward to its start. With that in mind, we’ll continue our series on potential bounce-back players from each division, this time focusing on notable National League Central pitchers whose production fell off from 2018 to ’19. Craig Kimbrel, RHP,…...2020
  • • 9 NL Central pitchers looking for bounce-back years
    Nobody knows when the 2020 Major League Baseball season will begin, but we can still look forward to its start. With that in mind, we’ll continue our series on potential bounce-back players from each division, this time focusing on notable National League Central pitchers whose production fell off from 2018 to ’19. Craig Kimbrel, RHP, Cubs: Undoubtedly among the greatest relief pitchers in basebal...2020
  • • The poster boys of a free agency gone bad
    What I’m Hearing: Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel were not signed until June of this past year. Now they could face each other in the playoffs after sitting out all winter without jobs. Could the MLB and the Players Association come to an agreement to make sure this doesn't happen again?        ...2019
  • • Mets reportedly ‘having continued dialogue’ with Craig Kimbrel
    The New York Mets had one of the worst bullpens in baseball last season, and that trend has continued through the first part of this year. Closer Edwin Diaz has blown two games this week and setup man Jeurys Familia was recently placed on the injured list with a sore right shoulder, so now might be a good time to look for some help. Somehow, Craig Kimbrel is still available on the free agent marke...2019
  • • 2019-20 MLB free agent power rankings
    Since we last checked in on the 2019-20 free agent class, seven more potential free agents came off the board: Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt, Xander Bogaerts, Justin Verlander, Matt Carpenter, Khris Davis, and Ryan Pressly. This came after Sonny Gray, Miles Mikolas, Aaron Hicks, and Nolan Arenado had already decided to eschew free agency. Meanwhile, pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel are sti...2019
  • • Brewers reportedly the favorite to sign Gio Gonzalez
    Gio Gonzalez is said to be drawing interest from multiple teams since he was granted his release from the New York Yankees this week, and the Milwaukee Brewers may be at the top of the list of potential suitors for the left-hander. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on a Wednesday that the Brewers have “emerged as the front-runner” for Gonzalez. The Brewers have been linked to several big name...2019

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  • • 9 NL Central pitchers looking for bounce-back years
    Nobody knows when the 2020 Major League Baseball season will begin, but we can still look forward to its start. With that in mind, we’ll continue our series on potential bounce-back players from each division, this time focusing on notable National League Central pitchers whose production fell off from 2018 to ’19. Craig Kimbrel, RHP, Cubs: Undoubtedly among the greatest relief pitchers in basebal...2020
  • • Mets reportedly ‘having continued dialogue’ with Craig Kimbrel
    The New York Mets had one of the worst bullpens in baseball last season, and that trend has continued through the first part of this year. Closer Edwin Diaz has blown two games this week and setup man Jeurys Familia was recently placed on the injured list with a sore right shoulder, so now might be a good time to look for some help. Somehow, Craig Kimbrel is still available on the free agent marke...2019
  • • Brewers reportedly the favorite to sign Gio Gonzalez
    Gio Gonzalez is said to be drawing interest from multiple teams since he was granted his release from the New York Yankees this week, and the Milwaukee Brewers may be at the top of the list of potential suitors for the left-hander. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on a Wednesday that the Brewers have “emerged as the front-runner” for Gonzalez. The Brewers have been linked to several big name...2019
  • • Free-agent reliever Craig Kimbrel 'still in touch' with Mets and Brewers
    Free-agent reliever Craig Kimbrel is “still in touch” with the Mets and Brewers, tweets The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, who notes the Mets would only sign the 30-year-old closer if he were open to “any role” in the team’s bullpen.  Rosenthal reported a week ago that Kimbrel's price has dropped substantially, though whether or not he has budged on the desire to pitch only in the ninth inning is still...2019
  • • Mets have not ruled out Craig Kimbrel, per report
    As the New York Mets wait for ace Jacob deGrom to undergo an MRI on his pitching elbow, New York’s front office appears to be considering bringing in one of the top pitchers on the market. According to SportsNet New York’s Andy Martino, the Mets have not ruled out a pursuit of star closer Craig Kimbrel. Even with All-Star closer Edwin Diaz closing things down in the ninth currently, New York at le...2019
  • • Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery
    The Atlanta Braves will be without Arodys Vizcaino, one of the key pieces in their bullpen, for the remainder of the season. The Braves announced on Wednesday that Vizcaino underwent surgery on his right shoulder, which is expected to end his season. In 2018, Vizcaino saved 16 games for Atlanta, posting a 2.11 ERA, 1.174 WHIP and a 9.4 K/9. During Tuesday night’s loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, ...2019
  • • Report: Craig Kimbrel moving ‘closer’ to making free agency decision
    Veteran reliever Craig Kimbrel is apparently making some progress with finding a team to pitch for, but where he will end up remains a mystery. Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports that Kimbrel is getting “closer” to picking a team to sign with, though no clear favorite has emerged. The Milwaukee Brewers are one of the teams that has been linked to Kimbrel, and their level of interest will depend on whet...2019
  • • Quick Hits: Brewers, Kimbrel, Keuchel, Astros, Correa, A’s, Nats
    The Brewers have reportedly engaged in “pretty serious” negotiations of late with closer Craig Kimbrel, who remains available even after the start of the season. Now, having lost closer Corey Knebel to season-ending Tommy John surgery, a union between the Brewers and Kimbrel looks even more plausible on paper. However, barring a massive drop in…...2019
  • • Brewers GM open to looking at Craig Kimbrel signing
    The Milwaukee Brewers got bad news about reliever Corey Knebel on Friday, sparking speculation that the team may more aggressively pursue free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel. Knebel will undergo Tommy John surgery, leaving a hole in the back of the Milwaukee bullpen. General manager David Stearns wouldn’t rule out a pursuit of Kimbrel in response, but wouldn’t commit to it, either. It had been repor...2019
  • • Brewers’ Corey Knebel headed for second opinion on damaged UCL
    Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel is headed for a second opinion on his elbow as he deals with a damaged UCL. Knebel took a break from throwing this week due to elbow problems. The Brewers acknowledged Thursday there is an issue with the All-Star closer. Manager Craig Counsell said Knebel had been pitching with the issue for a long time and will go for a second opinion. Brewers GM David Stea...2019

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Craig Kimbrel trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Remember When The Padres Traded For Craig Kimbrel?
    Nearly five years ago, the Padres and Braves shocked the baseball world with a trade of star closer Craig Kimbrel. MLBTR’s Jeff Todd looks back at the blockbuster deal and its many tentacles in today’s video....2020
  • • 9 NL Central pitchers looking for bounce-back years
    Nobody knows when the 2020 Major League Baseball season will begin, but we can still look forward to its start. With that in mind, we’ll continue our series on potential bounce-back players from each division, this time focusing on notable National League Central pitchers whose production fell off from 2018 to ’19. Craig Kimbrel, RHP, Cubs: Undoubtedly among the greatest relief pitchers in basebal...2020
  • • Mets reportedly ‘having continued dialogue’ with Craig Kimbrel
    The New York Mets had one of the worst bullpens in baseball last season, and that trend has continued through the first part of this year. Closer Edwin Diaz has blown two games this week and setup man Jeurys Familia was recently placed on the injured list with a sore right shoulder, so now might be a good time to look for some help. Somehow, Craig Kimbrel is still available on the free agent marke...2019
  • • 2019-20 MLB free agent power rankings
    Since we last checked in on the 2019-20 free agent class, seven more potential free agents came off the board: Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt, Xander Bogaerts, Justin Verlander, Matt Carpenter, Khris Davis, and Ryan Pressly. This came after Sonny Gray, Miles Mikolas, Aaron Hicks, and Nolan Arenado had already decided to eschew free agency. Meanwhile, pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel are sti...2019
  • • Brewers reportedly the favorite to sign Gio Gonzalez
    Gio Gonzalez is said to be drawing interest from multiple teams since he was granted his release from the New York Yankees this week, and the Milwaukee Brewers may be at the top of the list of potential suitors for the left-hander. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on a Wednesday that the Brewers have “emerged as the front-runner” for Gonzalez. The Brewers have been linked to several big name...2019
  • • Report: Nicholas Castellanos hires Boras Corporation ahead of first free agency
    Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos has hired the Boras Corporation to represent him moving forward, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. The chance in representation comes just months before he’s slated to become a free agent for the first time. Castellanos, 27, was previously represented by SportsMeter, making the switch an interesting one. SportsMeter and the Boras Corporatio...2019
  • • Dallas Keuchel could reportedly sign with Brewers, Phillies
    Dallas Keuchel seems to be willing to take far less money now than he was seeking during the winter, and the left-hander could be inching closer to signing with a team. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported over the weekend that Keuchel is willing to sign a one-year deal, and Jon Heyman of Fancred has heard the same. Heyman lists the Brewers, Phillies, Padres and Astros among the teams to watch. As Heyman ...2019
  • • Report: Craig Kimbrel open to three-year deal
    Craig Kimbrel appears to be adjusting his salary expectations now that the MLB season is well underway and he remains a free agent. At one point during the offseason, Kimbrel was reportedly seeking a five-year contract and as much as $100 million. While he’s one of the best closers in MLB history and has a career 1.91 ERA, Kimbrel never stood a chance of getting anywhere close to that much money. ...2019
  • • Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery
    The Atlanta Braves will be without Arodys Vizcaino, one of the key pieces in their bullpen, for the remainder of the season. The Braves announced on Wednesday that Vizcaino underwent surgery on his right shoulder, which is expected to end his season. In 2018, Vizcaino saved 16 games for Atlanta, posting a 2.11 ERA, 1.174 WHIP and a 9.4 K/9. During Tuesday night’s loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, ...2019
  • • Brewers still open to signing free agent closer Craig Kimbrel
    Multiple reports over the past few weeks have linked the Brewers to free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel, though there have also been indications that the team doesn’t have the payroll available to sign the seven-time All-Star. However, owner Mark Attanasio didn’t slam the door shut on a potential Kimbrel signing Saturday, telling Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that whether the Brewe...2019

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  • • WATCH: Aaron Judge rips 117 MPH laser-shot HR
    On Tuesday night, it was Giancarlo Stanton who sent a ball into the bleachers in record time. One day later against the same hated Red Sox, Aaron Judge matched his teammate’s laser shot with an absolutely scalding two-run homer in the eighth inning.He quite simply destroyed this pitch off Craig Kimbrel to give the Bronx Bombers a 9-6 lead over their rival. We don’t really need Statcast to tell us ...2018
  • • Free agent profile: Greg Holland
    After missing all of the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, right-hander Greg Holland enjoyed somewhat of a bounceback 2017 while closing for the Rockies. After a 41-save campaign, he turned down both a player option and a qualifying offer in search of a more lucrative, multi-year pact.Pros/StrengthsDuring Holland’s heyday with the Royals from 2012-2014, Craig Kimbrel and Aroldi...2018
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Craig Kimbrel kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Theo Epstein won’t blame Cubs ownership for lack of resources
    The Chicago Cubs are off to a rough start this season after an offseason that promised much but ultimately didn’t result in many big moves. Amid questions over whether the Ricketts family’s ownership has done enough to help the Cubs remain competitive in an increasingly difficult NL Central, team president Theo Epstein dismissed those concerns on Monday. There are a lot of fans who would’ve wanted...2019
  • • Red Sox unlikely to make any mid-season changes
    While the focus this time of year is obviously on trade possibilities, the All-Star break also provides reporters an opportunity to ask players about their own long-term preferences. It’s not surprising, then, that we’ve seen a run of stories on players who won’t be traded away, but also aren’t under long-term control. The Red Sox have certainly enjoyed an excellent opening run, led by excellent p...2018
  • • Red Sox players wear shirts to support Craig Kimbrel’s daugther
    Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel has not been with the team for about two weeks as he deals with family health issues, but his teammates are showing their support for the pitcher at spring training.Kimbrel and his wife Ashley welcomed a baby girl, Lydia, in November. Just four days after she was born, Lydia underwent a surgical procedure for a heart condition. She has since had multiple surgeri...2018
  • • Closer Craig Kimbrel leaves Red Sox for infant daughter's heart surgery
    Craig Kimbrel will be away from the Red Sox during a part of spring training to deal with something much more serious than baseball. His infant daughter is having a second procedure done on her heart. The Kimbrel’s daughter, Lydia, was born in November. Before Lydia’s birth, Kimbrel and his wife knew that their daughter would have heart issues.Despite dealing with that knowledge for much of the se...2018
  • • Carlos Asuaje’s mom tweets at Padres to check on her son during game
    All of our parents embarrass us at some point in our lives, but it usually doesn’t happen during a Major League Baseball game.Second baseman Carlos Asuaje, who was among the players the Boston Red Sox shipped to San Diego for closer Craig Kimbrel ahead of the 2016 season, started for the Padres on Wednesday in their split-squad spring training game against the Colorado Rockies. The 25-year-old sti...2017

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  • • Yanks tie it off Kimbrel in 9th, beat Sox in 16th
    The Yankees needed this one, and they would have played all night to get it. An RBI single to center by Didi Gregorius was the go-ahead hit for the Bombers in a thrilling 4-1, 16-inning victory over the Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park. Seven innings earlier, Matt Holliday forced extras with a game-tying homer off Craig Kimbrel -- the first Fenway blown save in the Boston closer's career....2017
  • • Yankees tie it off Kimbrel, beat Sox in 16th
    The Yankees needed this one, and they would have played all night to get it. An RBI single to center by Didi Gregorius was the go-ahead hit for the Bombers in a thrilling 4-1, 16-inning victory over the Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park. Seven innings earlier, Matt Holliday forced extras with a game-tying homer off Craig Kimbrel -- the first Fenway blown save in the Boston closer's career....2017
  • • Sale's gem spoiled as Red Sox fall in 16
    The Yankees needed this one, and they would have played all night to get it. An RBI single to center by Didi Gregorius was the go-ahead hit for the Bombers in a thrilling 4-1, 16-inning victory over the Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park. Seven innings earlier, Matt Holliday forced extras with a game-tying homer off Craig Kimbrel -- the first Fenway blown save in the Boston closer's career....2017
  • • Benintendi's flare lifts Sox past Rangers
    The Red Sox needed a few extra innings to do it, but they overcame a blown save by Craig Kimbrel to take the first of a three-game series with the Rangers on Monday night, beating Texas 7-5 in 11 innings at Globe Life Park. Boston has won five games in a row and seven out of eight....2017
  • • Betts delivers in 10th as Sox outduel Jays
    Mookie Betts came through with a three-run double in the top of the 10th inning, and along the way, he helped provide some protection to Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel and manager John Farrell....2017
  • • Red Sox strike out 20, cap sweep of Rangers
    The Rangers arrived in Boston as the hottest team in the Major Leagues. They left after being swept by the Red Sox, culminating with a 6-2 defeat in Thursday's soggy finale of a three-game series. Drew Pomeranz turned in one of the most powerful performances of his career to earn the win, holding heavy-hitting Texas to four hits and two runs while walking one and equaling a personal best with 11 s...2017
  • • Red Sox strike out 20, cap sweep of Rangers
    The Rangers arrived in Boston as the hottest team in the Major Leagues. They left after being swept by the Red Sox, culminating with a 6-2 defeat in Thursday's soggy finale of a three-game series. Drew Pomeranz turned in one of the most powerful performances of his career to earn the win, holding heavy-hitting Texas to four hits and two runs while walking one and equaling a personal best with 11 s...2017
  • • Betts delivers in 10th after Sale's 13 K's
    Mookie Betts came through with a three-run double in the top of the 10th inning, and along the way, he helped provide some protection to Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel and manager John Farrell....2017
  • • Kimbrel passes good test vs. Kinsler, Team USA
    Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel won't get many better tests in Spring Training than he got Thursday against a stacked Team USA lineup. The All-Star responded with a scoreless third inning that included two strikeouts as the Red Sox prevailed, 7-5, in the exhibition game....2017
  • • Kimbrel passes good test vs. Kinsler, Team USA
    Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel won't get many better tests in Spring Training than he got Thursday against a stacked Team USA lineup. The All-Star responded with a scoreless third inning that included two strikeouts as the Red Sox prevailed, 7-5, in the exhibition game....2017

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  • • The poster boys of a free agency gone bad
    2019
  • • Brewers reportedly the favorite to sign Gio Gonzalez
    2019
  • • Brewers still open to signing free agent closer Craig Kimbrel
    2019
  • • MLB rumors: Nationals, Craig Kimbrel progressing toward deal?; Marcus Stroman trade talks quiet for Blue Jays
    Here are the latest hot stove rumblings as spring training marches on...2019
  • • Reeling in Bryce Harper was a move the Phillies had to make
    Let’s all breathe a collective sigh of relief: Bryce Harper has found a home, agreeing to a 13-year, $330 million year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies that is the largest contract in American sports history. Before we get into the analysis, let us pause for a moment and savor the fact that we can now put the many months of Manny Machado and Harper nonsense behind us and enjoy spring training a...2019
  • • Twins reportedly have interest in Craig Kimbrel
    Craig Kimbrel is one of the most noteworthy names remaining on the free agent market, and there has been no indication that he is close to signing a contract with spring training now underway. The reliever is drawing some interest, however. Jim Bowden of CBS Sports reports that the Minnesota Twins have been keeping in touch with Kimbrel’s agent. There has been a lot of talk about Kimbrel potential...2019
  • • Exploring solutions to MLB's free agent crisis
    As MLB teams are really getting into spring training, there’s an uneasy feeling that lingers. We have an undeniable disconnect between the players and the teams. This stems from what can only be called a free agent crisis. The big picture: Prominent free agents like Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Keuchel, Adam Jones, Evan Gattis, and Gio Gonzalez are still unsigned. But obviously, Bryce Harper and Manny Ma...2019
  • • Todd Frazier: People could lose jobs due to free agency debacle
    New York Mets veteran infielder Todd Frazier can be counted among the MLB players frustrated with the slow free agency period. Per Matt Ehalt of The Record in North Jersey, Frazier said “You see what’s going on, it’s not good for the game. … It’s something where as a union we need to come together and figure some things out.” He also offered a blunt warning about what will happen if things aren’t ...2019
  • • With spring training two weeks away, the Red Sox still have a glaring weakness in their bullpen
    Boston doesn't appear to be all that enthusiastic about re-signing Craig Kimbrel...2019
  • • Dallas Keuchel jokes about his free agent status
    For the second year in a row, MLB’s free agency has moved slowly. One of the free agents, pitcher Dallas Keuchel, joked about that on Thursday. It all started when someone called for the New York Yankees to sign Keuchel — citing his career accomplishments. Keuchel responded, joking that what he’s done “doesn’t mean anything anymore.” https://t.co/EJ8HtE7s0D — Dallas Keuchel (@kidkeuchy) January 17...2019

Craig Kimbrel rumors, scandals

  • • Brewers GM open to looking at Craig Kimbrel signing
    2019
  • • Braves not 'engaged' with Kimbrel, Keuchel
    The Braves “aren’t currently engaged” with the top two remaining free agents, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link). While the Atlanta organization would “consider” both Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel on short-term pacts, per the report, the club is “assuming both pitchers would do better elsewhere.” The Atlanta organization’s unwillingness to stretch its valuations on free agent...2019
  • • MLB rumors: Nationals remain interested in Craig Kimbrel; Bryce Harper introduced by Phillies
    Here's what's buzzing around MLB for Saturday...2019
  • • MLB rumors: Red Sox, Chris Sale have discussed extension; Craig Kimbrel unlikely to return to Boston
    Here's the latest MLB gossip as players head to Florida and Arizona...2019
  • • MLB rumors: Red Sox unwilling to spend for Craig Kimbrel; Yankees have talked extension with Luis Severino
    Here's the latest MLB gossip as pitchers and catchers head to Florida and Arizona...2019
  • • MLB rumors: Red Sox unwilling to spend for Craig Kimbrel; Aaron Nola inks extension with Phillies
    Here's the latest MLB gossip as pitchers and catchers head to Florida and Arizona...2019
  • • MLB rumors: Reds angling for J.T. Realmuto; Twins have checked on Craig Kimbrel
    Here's what's buzzing around MLB for Monday...2019
  • • Prepare for more craziness between Sox, Yanks
    Your move, Red Sox. You're on the clock. All of a sudden, a six-year deal for free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel doesn't seem so outrageous, does it? That's especially true when you've just watched the Yankees construct baseball's best bullpen with a deal to bring back left-hander Zach Britton....2019
  • • MLB rumors: Nationals not ruling out Bryce Harper reunion; Braves keeping eye on Craig Kimbrel market
    Here's what's buzzing around MLB on Sunday...2018
  • • 10 names that had people talking at GM Meetings
    Top names such as Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, Patrick Corbin, Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel got plenty of attention at the General Managers Meetings as teams weigh the pros and cons of diving into the deep end of the free-agent pool to fill holes on their respective rosters. But plenty of other players generated quite a bit of buzz, both in the free-agent and trade markets....2018

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