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Red Sox acquire Craig Kimbrel from Padres

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The Boston Red Sox on Friday night acquired four-time All Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres, the teams announced. The #RedSox today acquired 4-time All-Star RHP Craig Kimbrel from SD in exchange for 4 minor league players (cont). — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) November 14, 2015 #RedSox send OF Manuel Margot, INF’s Javier Guerra & Carlos Asuaje, ...

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Cubs want to acquire both Tyson Ross, Craig Kimbrel

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The Chicago Cubs already acquired Dan Haren from the Miami Marlins today, and are not done making moves if they can find a way to pull another deal off. According to a report from Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Cubs would like to make a blockbuster deal with the San Diego Padres and acquire both Tyson Ross and Craig ...

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Yankees expected to acquire Craig Kimbrel from Padres

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The New York Yankees are currently leading the AL East division and are 6.5 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles. They have been looking to make a deal or two ahead of the MLB trade deadline, and are expected to make one in particular. According to a report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are expected ...

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Numbers show: Don’t put your closer in when the game is tied

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From Mariano Rivera to Craig Kimbrel, Trevor Hoffman to Joe Nathan, the game of baseball has seen many great closers come and go. Recently, it seems as if the role of closer has been magnified as bullpens specialize more and more. Closers have a certain mojo. Rivera came out to “Enter Sandman” by Metallica. Hoffman came out to AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells.” It sends ...

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Atlanta Braves off to hot start

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The Atlanta Braves were the talk of the MLB this offseason and for all the wrong reasons. They’re coming off of a disappointing 2014 campaign where they looked posed to make a deep run in October and November. After acquiring Justin Upton to go with brother Melvin (formerly known as B.J.) and Jason Hayward, pairing them with emerging stud first ...

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Braves, Craig Kimbrel remain far apart in arbitration

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According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Atlanta Braves and closer Craig Kimbrel remain far apart in arbitration. The Braves are currently offering $6.55 million to Kimbrel, while he currently is asking for a deal around $9 million. Obviously the two sides will have to compromise with each other and try to meet in the middle. If the two sides ...

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