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Baseball Profcast: Kimbrel On The Move

Submit a question for the Profcast! In Episode 169, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) are joined by James Seltzer (@JamesSeltzer975) from Philadelphia sports radio and RotoWire to talk a bit about the Phillies and a lot about opening day action! Topics include: Impact of the Craig Kimbrel trade The Mets’ bullpen situation Fast...
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Padres getting Craig Kimbrel sets ‘World Series or bust’ expectations for 2015

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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Timing, trade partner most shocking parts of Craig Kimbrel deal

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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Prospects in the Craig Kimbrel Trade

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 […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Preller misfires with trade

Craig Kimbrel Yesterday, San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller pulled off another monster trade for an all-star, only this time it looks like he may have gambled one too many times. The Padres traded outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin, prospects Matt Wisler (RHP) and Jordan Paroubeck (OF) and a compensatory draft pick (No. 41 overall) to the Atlanta Braves for...
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Padres Keep Building and Borrowing, Add Craig Kimbrel

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 […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Craig Kimbrel, BJ Upton to Padres

The Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres completed a blockbuster trade just hours before the official start of the 2015 MLB season. The Braves are sending All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder B.J. Upton — who now prefers to go by a different name — to San Diego in exchange for Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin...Read More
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Braves Trade Craig Kimbrel to Padres

View image | The San Diego Padres continue to have the greatest offseason of all time, completing a complete roster overhaul in just a couple months. Just hours before the MLB sees its first pitch of the 2015 season, the Padres have acquired Craig Kimbrel and B.J. Upton (Melvin) from the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, prospects...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Trade Melvin Upton and Craig Kimbrel to the Padres

Apparently the San Diego Padres weren’t done adding talent to a roster that appears ready to contend in 2015. According to multiple reports, the team has acquired closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for a package of players including top prospect Matt Wisler. Also going to Atlanta in the deal are Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Jordan Paroubeck...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Craig Kimbrel, B.J. Upton to Padres

You thought all of the major trades were over, huh? You thought there wouldn’t be any big names getting moved until the trade deadline, right? YOU ARE WRONG. The Atlanta Braves have traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and salary black hole Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres for a package that includes outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin. Source: Braves have...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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