12:54 PM EDT, Sat April 20, 2019
TalkingChop 5 hours ago
Braves News: Washed out in Cleveland, Kimbrel draft pick compensation and more

Braves News: Washed out in Cleveland, Kimbrel draft pick compensation and more

Touki Toussaint will start Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader in Cleveland Atlanta Braves News Braves-Indians postponed due to rain; will play doubleheader on Saturday Friday’s series opener between the Braves and the Indians was rained out which will result in a doubleheader on Saturday. Julio Teheran will get the start in Game 1 against Corey Kluber while Touki Toussaint will start Game 2 against Trevor Bauer. Ken Rosenthal on idea of lost draft pick preventing Braves from signing Craig Kimbrel The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal discussed the Braves and free agent Craig Kimbrel in his...
TalkingChop 13 hours ago
TC Podcast (Ep. 162): An unsightly sweep and a Friday washout

TC Podcast (Ep. 162): An unsightly sweep and a Friday washout

Happy... Friday? Yes, Friday! The Talking Chop Podcast arrives early for Episode 162 and, well, this show comes on the heels of a woeful week for the Atlanta Braves. TC’s own Scott Coleman returns as the co-host for this particular program and topics include the following: Veteran reliever Arodys Vizcaino is out for the season and Atlanta’s bullpen is an ongoing problem Our weekly Craig Kimbrel update, even if that feels frivolous Mike Foltynewicz isn’t back quite yet and that shifted the rotation a bit It was a ghastly week against the Arizona Diamondbacks, with the visitors...
SNY TV 18 hours ago

Latest on free agent Craig Kimbrel: Mets have kept in touch

As the Mets' bullpen struggles, they have remained in touch with free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel. Here's the latest...
sandiegouniontribune.com 22 hours ago
Talking with ... Padres reliever Matt Wisler

Talking with ... Padres reliever Matt Wisler

A conversation with Padres reliever Matt Wisler, a former top prospect in the organization who was shipped to the Braves for Craig Kimbrel on the eve of opening day in 2015. He has an opportunity for his career to come full circle in San Diego.
Twinkie Town 23 hours ago
5 reasons NOT to panic about the Twins bullpen

5 reasons NOT to panic about the Twins bullpen

If you are a Minnesota Twins fan, you most likely hate the bullpen you get to watch every night and just wish the Twins would go get Craig Kimbrel (even though he wouldn’t even play until mid-May). Well, I am here to give you an article full of unpopular opinions facts and reasons that show you it is too early to panic about the bullpen. Enjoy! Reason #1: They aren’t even at full strength yet. Remember when Adalberto Mejia came in for the 8th inning in a two run game against the Blue Jays, only to give up a three run moonshot and break all of our hearts? Yeah that sucked, but it was...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 19, 2019
3 Discussion Items

3 Discussion Items

While the Astros 10 game win streak has sadly come to an end, after an off day, we’re ready to get back at it with a new win streak against the Mall cops. My favorite part of the Crawfish Boxes has always been the community discussions, and I figured we can throw a couple discussion items that are a bit abstract to spark some discussions from the TCB community. Topic 1 - Bullpen Help In the last discussion post, I had made a note both about Craig Kimbrel as well as giving TCB the opportunity to be Luhnow for a day. Interestingly, a large number of the posts were strongly...
Halos Heaven Apr 17, 2019
68.7% of MLB fans think teams get the better of long term extensions

68.7% of MLB fans think teams get the better of long term extensions

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Angels fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. There have been many extensions across baseball recently. Fans were asked if they thought the teams or the players were getting the better deal. Two-thirds said the team. With free agency not producing the results for some top players (Kimbrel, Keuchel) that were expected, players might be more willing to sign extensions. Are you confident in the direction of the Angels? 87% Yes (down from 88% last week) 13%...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 17, 2019
Just for fun: 3 Discussion Topics

Just for fun: 3 Discussion Topics

The Astros have been obliterating their competition, riding high on a 10-game winning streak. My favorite part of the Crawfish Boxes has always been the community discussions, and I figured we can throw a couple discussion items that are a bit abstract to spark some discussions from the TCB community. Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Topic 1- Craig Kimbrel is still unsigned. Should the Astros pursue him? Craig Kimbrel has been one of the best relievers in baseball over the past decade. His career ERA of 1.91 is supported with a FIP of 1.96, and he’s only 30 years...
Cubbies Crib Apr 17, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Craig Kimbrel on the cheap; Jose Quintana dominant again

Rumors continue to swirl around free agent hurler Craig Kimbrel as the Chicago Cubs won their fourth contest in their last five attempts on Tuesday night. The tide seems to be turning for the Chicago Cubs. After an abysmal start to the season, the club seems to be picking up steam in recent days, due […] Chicago Cubs: Craig Kimbrel on the cheap; Jose Quintana dominant again - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Brew Crew Ball Apr 16, 2019
Craig Kimbrel moving closer to decision, per report; Brewers remain in touch with his representatives as well as Dallas Keuchel

Craig Kimbrel moving closer to decision, per report; Brewers remain in touch with his representatives as well as Dallas Keuchel

Dare we dream! Another day and another report inquiring about the landing spots of Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel. Most of the reports are speculative and based on perceived needs of teams by various sports pundits. However, Jon Paul Morosi intimates in the title of his latest piece that there is one team that is interested in and reported to be linked to both pitchers. That team is our own Milwaukee Brewers. Craig Kimbrel moving "closer" to a free-agent decision, source says, but his most likely destination remains unknown. #Brewers' motivation to sign Kimbrel hinges in part on Jeremy...
Reviewing the Brew Apr 16, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Craig Kimbrel Reportedly Close To Decision

All-Star free agent closer Craig Kimbrel has been sitting out in the free agent market for quite a long time now. According to reports, that time could be coming to an end and the Milwaukee Brewers could end it. Jon Morosi has reported that free agent Craig Kimbrel is “close” to a decision. He also […] Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Craig Kimbrel Reportedly Close To Decision - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Apr 16, 2019

Cubs Rumors: Is Craig Kimbrel ready to drop his demands for a deal?

Free agent closer Craig Kimbrel has reportedly lowered his demands. Given their early bullpen struggles, will Cubs rumors connecting him to Chicago surface? We’re nearly three weeks into the Major League Baseball regular season, yet Craig Kimbrel remains unsigned. Now, the reason why is a hotly-contested matter in and of itself. Maybe his camp set […] Cubs Rumors: Is Craig Kimbrel ready to drop his demands for a deal? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SNY TV Apr 16, 2019

The latest on Mets target Craig Kimbrel: Reliever 'moving closer' to decision

As the Mets' bullpen struggles, they have remained in touch with free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel. Here's the latest...
Over the Monster Apr 16, 2019
The Flyby: Missed Opportunities

The Flyby: Missed Opportunities

Our readers came up with some realistic and interesting ideas. What do you think of them? This past weekend, I asked readers to come up with a single move that they’d have made this offseason (or a single move that they’d undo!), and we received three strong responses from the community. With the Red Sox at 6-11, maybe the Red Sox should take some tips from the community before it’s too late! Give Me Grandal or Give Me Losing Baseball! - RabidSoxFan What they said - With Kimbrel and Kelly both likely to be gone, it was obvious the Sox were going to be worse. Despite this, the pen...
Twinkie Town Apr 15, 2019
Blue Jays 5, Twins 3: Spoiled by the Bullpen

Blue Jays 5, Twins 3: Spoiled by the Bullpen

Do you hear that? It’s all the Twins fans typing on Twitter about free agent Craig Kimbrel Going into the season, it was easy to point to which area of the 2019 Twins team was the most unproven. The front office added some talent to the lineup and the starting rotation looked to be at least serviceable with Gibson and Berrios returning and some other potential talent in the back half. The bullpen was a question mark though, and the Twins added just Blake Parker to the mix in a free agency pool that had a quite a few quality relievers. The bullpen got off to a pretty solid start of the...

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