The other day, Craig Kimbrel blew a save for the first time in — I don’t know — awhile. He was given a two-run lead and he retired the first two batters he faced, but then he unraveled. In a pinch, the game was off to extras. Kimbrel is one of those relievers for whom […]
The internet typically rewards the quickest reaction. Had I written about the San Diego Padres trading for Craig Kimbrel in the hours immediately following that news breaking, I would have said that the Pads and general manager A.J. Preller made a great deal. Actually, I did say something like that on Twitter.
#Padres finally give up a top prospect in Matt Wisler, but free up that...
When the Atlanta Braves traded dominant closer Craig Kimbrel (and roster dead weight Melvin Upton Jr) to the San Diego Padres on Sunday night, baseball fans were shocked. Many Braves fans had a meltdown, seemingly in disbelief that a team projected to finish fourth in the NL East this season would want to trade the best closer in baseball. Why would you sell off that high-end sound...
Just when you thought A.J. Preller was done making moves, he goes and swings yet another blockbuster trade. Once more, the Padres traded away minor league talent in an effort to help the Padres win in 2015. In exchange for Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, the Padres sent big league outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos […]
Right at the deadline, A.J. Preller managed to squeeze in one more major transaction before the dawn of the regular season. We can say that, now, the Padres’ 2014-2015 offseason is complete; we can say that, now, the Padres’ 2014-2015 offseason also includes Craig Kimbrel. He will, presumably, be available to the team for Opening […]
As November turns into December, we have a pretty good idea of what most teams are attempting to do with their short-term futures. The Red Sox are going for it, obviously, and so are the Blue Jays. The White Sox seem like they’re trying to improve for 2015; the Phillies might finally be ready to […]
Your browser does not support iframes. Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves is one of baseball’s best closers. He also has quite the stance prior to delivering pitches. Kimbrel bends over and stares toward home plate with his right arm extended before coming set on the mound. Kimbrel came on for the ninth inning of […]
The Atlanta Braves improved their bullpen and bench on Thursday, acquiring left-handed reliever James Russell and utility player Emilio Bonifacio as well as cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs for prospect Victor Caratini just before the Jul. 30 trade deadline.
Russell represents a reliable reliever for the Braves
Russell, now in his fifth Major League season, joins a Braves...
Over the last year the Washington Nationals have struggled mightily with their division rival Atlanta Braves. The Nationals went 6-13 against the Braves last year, and lost two out of three in their opening series of 2014.
To overcome last year’s struggles and win the NL East, Washington must figure out how to beat Atlanta on a consistent basis. To do this, they must avoid late...
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Right now, the Atlanta Braves have three of their most valuable players waiting on arbitration hearings to debate their salaries. Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman, and Jason Heyward were anything but pleased with the offers set forth by the Braves’ organization.
Kimbrel, the Braves’ closer, led the National League last year with 50 saves. ...