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CRAIG KIMBREL RUMORS

Bryce Harper, Craig Kimbrel and a Rare Moment of Weakness

I’m going to be honest, I feel a bit dirty writing this post. We’re now on year five of Craig Kimbrel being impossibly good. For four years he’s clearly been the best reliever in baseball and, frankly, it’s one of the better stretches of relief pitching we’ve seen in recent history. Yet, this is the […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper hits a monster home run off Craig Kimbrel

Bryce Harper’s power has fully returned. As evidenced by this swing against his greatest nemesis, he might still have holes in his swing; but Craig Kimbrel found a part of the zone where such a hole does not exist. The Nationals lost the game 6-2, and this came in the bottom of the ninth in a non-save situation. But Harper has taken some impressive pitcher’s deep this season...
Via Diamond Hoggers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Wears Gold Cleats To Promote Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Craig Kimbrel wore gold cleats on Wednesday to promote pediatric cancer awareness.
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Projecting Craig Kimbrel’s legacy

There’s no such thing a true, 100% automatic closer. However, the closest thing in today’s game would have to be Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves. Craig Kimbrel is having another great year and could become one of the best relievers of all time when he retires, but other factors could affect his ranking, too. The Braves are seeking its third straight playoff performance, and...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves land Russell, Bonifacio from Chicago Cubs

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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves release Godzilla themed Craig Kimbrel artwork

CraigKimbrel made his return to the Atlanta Braves bullpen on Sunday pitching the ninth inning and preserving a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Naturally with the excitement about the recently released Godzilla move the Braves have created a little artwork of their own titled #craigzilla. The save was the 11th of the season for Kimbrel who now has 150 on his career placing...
Via Tireball.com
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: How to defeat the Atlanta 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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Arbitration could make or break 2014

(Credit: Daniel Shirey, USA Today) 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. ...
Via isportsweb.com
January 31, 2014  |  1 Comment

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is apparently pretty decent at golf

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is really good at pitching, and according to this story from the USA Today, he isn't too bad at golf either.Kimbrel, 24, spent much of Monday hitting the links at ChampionsGate Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. On the second hole, Kimbrel allegedly lost sight of his ball after driving it off the tee. He just figured it disappeared into a greenside...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss
YES DEER!

Braves reliever goes hunting with new bride

As is typically the way of the baseball off season, this one has had it's share of interesting stories.  But, one of my favorites is one involving Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.  Tucked away in a nice little piece in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the 2011 National League Rookie of Year is this.Kimbrel got married Dec. 1. The honeymoon in the Dominican Republic...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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