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CRAIG KIMBREL RUMORS

Kimbrel throwing a changeup? Braves' closer toying with pitch

LAKE BUENVA VISTA, Fla. -- During the Braves early pitching camp weeks before spring training started, a reporter joked with Craig Kimbrel, asking him if he had been working on a changeup this winter. "No, fastball, curveball," Kimbrel said laughing. "Fastball, curveball." But during Thursday's first day of full-squad workouts at Disney's Wide World of Sports, those batters that...
Via Fox Sports South
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves' cast of former closers bring experience, shared mentality to support Kimbrel

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Jim Johnson glanced across the clubhouse toward a locker at the back of the room where a No. 46 jersey hung. In the hierarchy of the Braves bullpen, there is no questioning who sits on the throne. "Obviously he's the best in the business," said Jim Johnson of closer Craig Kimbrel. "There's no doubt about it." Kimbrel, who has 26 more saves than anyone in...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #48: Craig Kimbel | RP | ATL

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Kimbrel ranked 52nd overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 48 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). There’s very little mystery to Craig Kimbrel, both in real life and in fantasy. He’s a great closer who’s going to strike out a...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Craig Kimbrel isn’t that easy for the Braves

Following Wednesday’s trade of Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros, the Atlanta Braves have one real commodity left to trade – closer Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel is the best closer in baseball (though I guess you could make an argument for Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen), and is signed for $34.75 million over the next three seasons (a total that can rise to $46.75 million if a 2018...
Via The Outside Corner
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Braves should deal Craig Kimbrel

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel mocked by Phillies fans

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

FUNNY: Phillies fans mock Craig Kimbrel's pitching stance (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies fans entertained themselves by mocking the pitching stance of Atlanta Braves reliever Craig Kimbrel during the ninth inning of Saturday's game at Citizens Bank Park.To say that Kimbrel's stance is unusual would be a bit of an understatement, as he bends his upper body down towards the plate and spreads his arms out. In a way, it almost like he's preparing to...
Via Holdout Sports
September 28, 2014  |  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

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
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