10:21 PM EST, Mon February 18, 2019
NESN.com 5 hours ago

Tom Werner: Craig Kimbrel ‘Extremely Unlikely’ To Return To Red Sox

Tom Werner told most Boston Red Sox fans what they already knew Monday. The Red Sox chairman confirmed during a... Read More »
Tomahawk Take 9 hours ago

Atlanta Braves: Can A.J. Minter be trusted?

Craig Kimbrel made a little noise when he showed up in Orlando on Thursday, putting Braves fans into a small social media frenzy. But the Braves already have a couple of pitchers who could fill the 9th inning role. Let’s take a ‘closer’ look at AJ Minter. A.J. Minter notched 15 saves for the Atlanta […] Atlanta Braves: Can A.J. Minter be trusted? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Feb 17, 2019
Braves News: Freeman arrives at camp, lineup talk and more

Braves News: Freeman arrives at camp, lineup talk and more

Freeman has arrived. Atlanta Braves News Freddie Freeman discusses Craig Kimbrel, Acuña arrives at camp, lineup talk Freddie Freeman arrived at Braves’ camp early and talked about free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel but he doesn’t know where the veteran closer will be headed next. Freddie Freeman on the state of the Braves, the NL East, free agency and more Freeman also discussed several other topics including the state of free agency. He also gave his thoughts on where he thinks the Braves stack up in a revamped NL East. Acuna: ‘I’d like to stay in the leadoff spot’ Ronald...
TalkingChop Feb 16, 2019
Freddie Freeman discusses Craig Kimbrel, Acuña arrives at camp, lineup talk

Freddie Freeman discusses Craig Kimbrel, Acuña arrives at camp, lineup talk

News and notes from the second day of spring camp. Atlanta Braves’ pitchers and catchers got back to work on Saturday with their first full-scale workout. Several position players have arrived early to camp including All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman who talked with the media earlier on Saturday. Freeman was asked about former teammate Craig Kimbrel and the picture of him standing in the airport in Orlando which has circulated through social media over the last couple of days. Freeman said he had spoken with Kimbrel but told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Gabe Burns that he...
www.ocregister.com Feb 16, 2019
Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner among Dodgers criticizing slow free-agent market

Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner among Dodgers criticizing slow free-agent market

Spring training has started with stars like Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Craig Kimbrel unsigned, prompting some players to call for changes in the system.
Tomahawk Take Feb 16, 2019

Atlanta Braves: stalking Craig Kimbrel

Have you ever stalked someone?  I hope not, for the feeling for how we’re treating Craig Kimbrel is kind of creepy, even though it’s for all of the right reasons… hopefully. It’s getting a bit comical, but you’ve gotta feel for the guy:  about 95% of Atlanta Braves‘ fans want Craig Kimbrel, their player want […] Atlanta Braves: stalking Craig Kimbrel - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
No, the Braves aren’t in talks with Craig Kimbrel

No, the Braves aren’t in talks with Craig Kimbrel

In the past two days, the rumor mill has run rampant with a Craig Kimbrel-Braves reunion. It makes sense to a degree: A homecoming for a fan favorite who’d undoubtedly make the bullpen more formidable.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 15, 2019
Some young MLB players are signing team-friendly contract extensions

Some young MLB players are signing team-friendly contract extensions

What could it mean for some of the young Cubs core? While star players such as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Craig Kimbrel sit at home waiting for a 2019 (and beyond) contract, this happened earlier this week: The Philadelphia Phillies and starter Aaron Nola are in agreement on a four-year, $45 million deal that includes a club option for a fifth season, league sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 13, 2019 Nola was to be in his first arbitration year in 2019, so this contract buys out all his arb years and at least one and possibly two of his first years of free...
Call to the Pen Feb 14, 2019

MLB Best: Is Craig Kimbrel the Best Reliever in Baseball?

We will be compiling a list of the top three players at each position including designated hitter leading into Spring Training. These MLB best lists are based on career stats/accomplishments, 2018 statistics, and especially their projections going into 2019. Today we continue with Relief Pitchers. Yesterday I wrote about the best catchers in baseball, and […] MLB Best: Is Craig Kimbrel the Best Reliever in Baseball? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Over the Monster Feb 14, 2019
Three non-Kimbrel free agents the Red Sox could still target

Three non-Kimbrel free agents the Red Sox could still target

There are a handful of interesting names still out there. As long as they’re cheap, of course. With the Red Sox’ first spring training game just over a week away, there still remains a large number of free agents who haven’t signed. Some are big names (looking at you Craig Kimbrel, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado), but there are also several under-the-radar guys still available. Our main focus is the under-the-radar guys since Dave Dombrowski has made it clear he is not likely to spend big for the remainder of the offseason. To this point, he has certainly kept his word. Without...
NESN.com Feb 13, 2019

Chris Sale Calls Out MLB Teams For Tanking As Craig Kimbrel Remains Unsigned

Craig Kimbrel played a huge part in helping the Boston Red Sox secure the 2018 World Series title, but as... Read More »
Amazin Avenue Feb 13, 2019
One Last Move: Craig Kimbrel

One Last Move: Craig Kimbrel

The Mets could use another reliever heading into 2019. Why not sign the best reliever left on the market? Welcome to One Last Move, where our writers pitch a move to the Mets that would close out their off-season and make the team better in 2019. As things currently stand, the Mets bullpen looks to be much better in 2019 than it was this past season. They’ve added arguably the best reliever in the game in Edwin Diaz, a solid set-up option in Jeurys Familia, and a middle-relief option with no shortage of high-leverage experience in Justin Wilson this offseason. Add those three acquisitions...
Tomahawk Take Feb 12, 2019

Do the Atlanta Braves need a shot in the arm named Craig Kimbrel?

Earlier today, we talked about the possibility of upgrades for MLB teams… and how there are really not too many true upgrades still available.  Atlanta could use this one. We don’t know whether the Atlanta Braves even have any interest in free agent closer Craig Kimbrel. We don’t know how far apart he and the […] Do the Atlanta Braves need a shot in the arm named Craig Kimbrel? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Feb 11, 2019
Sean Doolittle ranked second on MLB Network list of Top 10 Relievers RIGHT NOW!

Sean Doolittle ranked second on MLB Network list of Top 10 Relievers RIGHT NOW!

Washington Nationals’ closer Sean Doolittle was ranked second on the MLB Network’s list of the top relievers in baseball right now, behind only Craig Kimbrel. Sean Doolittle told MLB.com’s Matt Kelly last April that his tendency to throw fastballs up in the zone wasn’t a reaction to the trend towards uppercut swings, but a continuation of the approach he’s had since he entered the big leagues. “It’s how I’ve always thrown it,” Doolittle explained. “I came into the league doing that. At the time, I didn’t have a great secondary pitch. So the way I would get hitters to...
Press of Atlantic City Feb 10, 2019
Harper, Machado, Kimbrel, Keuchel on market as camps open

Harper, Machado, Kimbrel, Keuchel on market as camps open

Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel won't be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week.

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    Bryce Harper is biggest story at Phillies camp, but he's not a Phillie or in camp

  • 10 Manny Machado

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    Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton surprised at Bryce Harper, Manny Machado free agency

  • 9 Mike Moustakas

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    Kansas City Royals: Mike Moustakas signed by Brewers

  • 7 Jacob deGrom

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    Mets misread Jacob deGrom’s market and are dealing with the fallout

  • 4 Mike Trout

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