MLB hot stove: Could Craig Kimbrel be heading for a reunion with the Braves?

first_imgAtlanta is thought to be a team with interest in Kimbrel — who pitched for the team for the first five years of his career — along with the Red Sox, Nationals, Phillies, Twins and another unnamed team.Folks around the game suspect the Braves are lying in the weeds for superstar closer Craig Kimbrel. Other possibilities include Phillies, Nats, Red Sox, Twins, and of course, a mystery team.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 1, 2019Kimbrel reportedly wants a deal in the $100-million range, which would make him the highest-paid closer of all time. MLB hot stove: Astros still have interest in bringing Dallas Keuchel back, report says MLB hot stove: Yankees could add one of these two pitchers as starter, report says Atlanta used Arodys Vizcaino as the team’s closer last year and he converted 16 of 18 save opportunities during the regular season.But the Braves struggled across the rest of their bullpen and Vizcaino missed about a month with an injury, as well, so they could use help with depth at the least, and an impact arm like Kimbrel could change the team’s fortunes out of the pen greatly.Kimbrel was the fastest pitcher in MLB history to 300 saves and currently sits 14th all time with 333 in his career.center_img The Braves could use some help in their bullpen and they could go back to the well to shore up some of their problems.Some around MLB are saying the Braves may be “lying in the weeds” in wait for closer Craig Kimbrel who remains unsigned with just a couple of weeks until spring training, according to a report from Fancred Sports. Related Newslast_img

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