35 Burst results for "Craig kimbrel"
Reds rally for walk-off win on Kimbrel's wild pitch, split doubleheader with Chicago Cubs
"The Kansas City Royals doubleheader split for the Cubs in Cincinnati. Yu Darvish, pitching six shutout innings in the opener comes blanking the Reds three, Nothing nightcap goes. The red 6 to 5 is closer Craig Kimbrel blew a 54 lead The winning run scored on his third wild pitch of the inning. The teams will wrap up their
Cubs extend their winning streak to 4 behind Alec Mills' 7 innings of 3-hit ball in a 2-0 victory over the Royals
"Baseball games last night. Cubs rolling along behind Alec Mills cheese Guy's been fabulous, gave up two runs to Nick Castano's In Cincinnati, and that was it seven shutout yesterday. Cubs went to nothing. And I loved again, David Ross. Not being wedded to. He's my closer. I got to give the ball the correct Kimbrough because I don't give it to Craig Kimbrel. What am I saying? David Ross absolutely says that a Joe Madden impression is that what you were doing yesterday, you say wasn't professional. And now that's the voice. I did not say He wasn't professional. Yes, you did. But that's the Joe Maddon voice you're using. Well, who is that? That was just mean. Maybe. Maybe in funny. I I'm just telling you Most managers would have gotten on paying him $68 million. That's my closer. I got to give him a baseball. What do you want me to do? I can only put out there who they give me. You know that voice that you do? It sounds like you're pinching your nose as you do the voice, But you're not. It's quite the skill. Isn't that how he sounds standing? Yeah. How do you do that? You're like, you know, like it Sounds like you're pinching your nose easily. I'm not pinching my nose. All I know is that gave me a 16 million Now they're closer. And I got important man. That's what you want me to do. What I like to do
Brewers increase wild-card lead, beat Pirates 10-1
"Lose the cubs cannot catch a break they lose to Saint Louis at home after back to back home runs off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning the brewers now with a comfortable three game lead for the second wild
Cubs' Rizzo homers in surprise return vs Cardinals
"Morning it had all the makings of a Hollywood drama or her a reality TV show it was somewhere in between the cubs got three injured players back Anthony Rizzo on the line up way ahead of schedule he slugged a home run however your by as as a pinch runner he scored the tying run in a three run ninth and closer Craig Kimbrel he served up Matt carpenters game winning Homer with one out in the tenth the cardinals to game one for the cubs five to four they're not the cubs four games back with nine to play and at the moment a day behind Milwaukee for that second wild card
Yelich hits 3-run homer as Brewers beat Cubs 4-0
"Jackson despite not scoring for a second straight day the cubs still holding hope out in the ninth inning only to watch Craig Kimbrel serve a three run Homer to Christian elige and brewers take a series win against the cubs for nothing the final at Wrigley Field because manager just four hits in the game all of them singles have a chat would start to the U. Darvish getting scratched the foreign tightness have you guys also leaving the game with a
Cubs beat Giants 5-3
"The exhibit on six seventy the score the cubs beating the giants five to three to kick off a three game set Anthony Rizzo launching two home runs of his own Jonathan Lucroy the go ahead RBI single in the fifth Cole Hamels the winner the lefty six innings three run ball Craig Kimbrel gets the
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"That joe man loves uses bet she loves to change the lineup and that's that's part of today's game to that's not something that's unusual but when you don't have the bench guys that are producing like they happened in the past suddenly now using those different lineups trying to play matchups guys that you know oh can hit lefties better or hit a certain type of pitch better when when they're coming out and then there's just outperforming the bullpen wasn't as deep. It's deeper than it was to start the union. There's no doubt about that but the fact is they didn't address some of these needs into winter and that's because events closes payroll and maybe money was mismanaged early in previous off seasons but in my opinion that shouldn't be an issue in the middle of a window attention. Jesus seasons don't come up very often hear contending fix a hole in the winter no matter to call it. You have to take care of the winter. You can't say we'll address that come the deadline. I will say they did a great job at the deadline. They added the pieces that they need it right now. They're hit with a bunch of injuries. Brandon cancer should be activated today craig kimbrel out he is out that that play a role in yesterday's game in my opinion when you don't have your orders in the bullpen that's another reason why for me i would have leaned towards going sticking with garbage <hes> but yet they're just not as deep of a team as they normally have been and for me that when i see that i see a roster that that has some polls also a lineup that very similar <hes> a lot of batteries can be exposed in a similar fashion russian part of the reason why they went and got cassiano another reason why they miss bend sober <hes> different type of hitter can help this lineup a lot too well and that is maybe what we'll help them right. Now is is going to pittsburg pittsburg spin rotten since the all-star break but you talked about it and that is when you you talk about depth in a lineup. I think the cubs depth in the overall lineup is probably okay but once you get through that if you get the starting pitcher out of the game in chicago with the injuries stories that you just talked about with kinsley and see shak and not pitching right now for them the covering credibly vulnerable once you get out out of the starting pitching. I don't know how that plays into october. One of the cubs are going to play into october. That's got to be a concern and it can't be addressed. Yeah yeah if they if they're healthy. They should be good. You add kimbrel see shack and <hes> chancellor to this bullpen suddenly looks a lot better call right and had a rough night last night but he's he's been locked down left. He's been really impressive. Soft contact doesn't walk a lot of guys. That wasn't the case yesterday so you know it looks a lot worse when you magnified with such a terrible loss. I think the bullpen ten be solid. If it's healthy you have to do kimbro can be kimbrell and that is the is healthy and cancer is just been. I'm great this year absolutely nails and he's the guy that.
Kimbrel closes out debut with Rizzo's help, Cubs beat Braves
"You may save for craig kimbrel and his cubs debut as a nine seven win over the braves at wrigley the radio fishery called up from triple eight today he retired the first two batters he faced in the night then allowed to baserunners but he got freddie freeman to grow to anthony rizzo for the final out tyler chat would gave up six runs over five but the cubs rallied back jason hayward went two for four with three r._b._i.'s kyle schober and victor carotene each went deep that was the cubs final home game until the all star break they had to cincinnati tomorrow cole hamels to get the starting to cubs lead in the central remains at one as the brewers beat the mariners four to to avoid
Eloy Jiménez homers in 9th to power White Sox past Cubs 3-1
"For long former cubs prospect, alloy. Jimenez, has big plans with the white socks. Go ahead. Run on base. No outs Pedro Strobe dealing Menez. It's a deep left field. This is going to lead the yard. and the white sox weighed read along deep into the left-field stands pat hughes six seventy to score a thrill for wife sox fans at wrigley field seeing the rookie outfielder clobber go ahead two run shot against the team that traded him away two summers ago across town visitors claim a series opening victory three two one was a dream come through when outside and say i i wanna he won in the wrigley but now we the white sox as feel really good yeah jimenez in the socks you looking good for tonight's game series finale seven o'clock start you get it on six seventy to score lucas jia lido ten and one on the mound eight known as last eight starts within the i._r._a. under one matches up with john lester who's a wobbly five and five the cubs are a half game back at the brewers who fall in san diego again four to one logan allen wins his major league debut for the padres seven innings of three run ball he was once traded the padres from boston in the craig kimbrel deal kimbrel now with the cubs pitcher A perfect inning and his first outing with AAA. I expected to join the big league cubs by the end of the month. The brewers can half game up on the cubs are back at San Diego this afternoon. While the cubs play tonight, college World Series three mashups today. Resuming in the fifth inning Louisville of four one and Auburn and elimination game Vanderbilt Mississippi State at to an elimination game. Tonight, Texas Tech,
Skaggs pitches season-high 7 1/3, Angels beat Jays 3-1
"Gone to the lower deck. Jake Bowers off the left-hander. It's his ninth home. Run com. Hamilton Indians radio Indians over the Rangers ten to three elsewhere white socks three cubs won angels. Three bluejays. One rates beat the Astros for three Mets ten Braves too Tigers over the pirates five four Yankees, six race three releasing nationals postponed because of rain, the play day-night. Doubleheader September twenty four pitching for shipping for the first time Tuesday afternoon cubs closer. Craig kimbrel toss to one-two-three seventh-inning through eight pitches struck out one and he's been getting in the rhythm of facing life hitter to record. On and off for months. Not that I've had. It's good. Like I said, get out
Closer Craig Kimbrel, Cubs finalize $43M, 3-year deal
"Big news for baseball fans. The Chicago Cubs signed relief pitcher Craig kimbrel yesterday. He was the Red Sox closer that was still on the market because he wanted a lot of money. And this is bizarre thing, the cubs were able to afford him because one of their players wives is a tramp. So Ben zobrist the hero of the World Series run back in two thousand sixteen the MVP according to divorce documents his wife, cheated on him and they're going through a nasty divorce. Benzel breast has not played baseball for the cubs in months, he's on a personal leave of absence. Meaning he is not getting paid. The cubs can keep that money because they personal leave. So what the cubs of done is take that money. That was supposed to go to Ben zobrist along with some other money, and they went out and got the best available closer on the market. So because Ben's Obama's wife cheated on him. They were able to afford to upgrade the bullpen. That's awful for so brisk. He must be going through something awful, then if he's taking a leave of absence in coming back on it, now it looks like he's not going to come back because, honestly, the cubs of giving away his money now. So it's a bizarre situation and I hate to see go out like that. He was a hero fans. He deserved to go out on better terms than that. But at the same time, I will absolutely take
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"This scoop out yesterday. The cubs reached an agreement with mobile Christopher mobiles mobile, Alabama mobile Alabama Christian catcher. Ethan Hearn he was their sixth round pick, but he is receiving second round money and he will forego his scholarship to Mississippi State. He's considered the best high school catcher in the entire draft was considered a very difficult sign. But by the cubs, taking someone at twenty seven who was rated a little lower. They can give him a lower amount of money. So the sixth round catcher gets second round money, and he is committed to the cubs. That is a great addition. There you go. So we'll see how it works out. What number do you think kimbro wears? It was forty six wasn't. He thought. Yes. He's forty six. Numbers are my thing is Forty-six. I believe it was fifty six Danny, what number was kimbrel in Boston. I think he was forty six forty six I do take I'm going to say forty six. I'll have to look that up much. No numbers says he's a numbers because I am a numbers. He's been Forty-six every place being goal was four fifty six or fifty eight. I believe tropes, forty six isn't he? Yes. So two stroke give up his number or does kimbrel takers. You're asking a lot of stroke. To relinquish, what was semi his role as the closer here in the in between time. And now the jersey. And I think there's zero percent chance that happens. Does he does? He say stroke, a man how much you want. I'm sure but that happens everywhere. Yeah. I think it ends up. Stroke keeps us number and kimbrel takes new mine. I mean how long how long stroke been around in the majors? Guess how many years I don't know how long he was in Baltimore. He's been cub since twenty thirteen. Okay. And how long's kimbrel been leak while? Yes cameras, a hall of Famer Yama say stroke keeps his number. I think if he asks Strope. Strope has worn other numbers he will sixty sixty four and forty seven so maybe the number doesn't mean that much to him. Yeah. I'm going to say stroke, keeps forty six okay? Those are always the greatest stories like the numbers guys, refusal to give them up and stuff like that creates tips at film ask you something if you're coming in as a new reliever, you're Craig kimbrel. They're like came in Pedro once keep forty six he's like, yeah. I don't even want it. It's his number. I'm not taking it away. A lot of guys are like that. What number would you pick what number would I pick up 'cause I know what I picked ninety nine man. Yeah. I pick sixty nine. Gronk. I think it'd be. Even know what that means. I mean what a juvenile response out of you. I'm gonna take it away. When I like the setup too long setup. If a dollar was the new religion choke you just award away into a dollar. You can I wear four twenty. I'm look for the cricket sound effect. Trying to try to save you here, aren't you? Glad the cubs don't have a stupid beard rule in place. I don't think that was going to stop it. I don't think that's kimbro would have shaved. Okay. Well, but his fans we didn't have to worry about it. Because we should that rule. Now Danny's barging into for candidate two minutes of bad jokes. Okay. Sixty nine as injured asked me what you, I would wear espionage. A drink every day that inside. Why man? SP. Four. What would we wear come on? And give us our numbers. Take time out, Jesse Rogers will join us. It was pretty clear yesterday. I don't think it's happening. It did Craig kimbrel cub..
Cubs reach deal with 7-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel
"Did you know the cubs are third in major league baseball with eleven blown saves third worst when it comes to blown saves in baseball eleven of them just for a second there think about how different their record could look if they didn't blow half of those games. Let's say they only have five blown saves. You're talking about already getting to forty wins being among the best, not just in the National League. But in major league baseball. And so to address this issue. Theo Epstein of the cubs goes out and finally gives Craig kimbrel. A new home Craig kimbrel who wanted to be a hundred million dollar man has settled, I'm using air quotations here. He settled for a three year deal option for a fourth forty three million dollars. Was it worth the seven-month awake? Well, only Craig kimbrel cancer that question. Seven months of free agency probably a ton of angst. But he'll earn ten billion to go through the rest of this season with the Chicago Cubs, and then fifteen million dollars each in twenty twenty and then twenty twenty one. It's I think a huge bargain for the cubs. When you consider what he was asking for right? Part of the reason that he was unsigned for so long is because it's asking price. He wanted it to be seven figures seven figures, he wanted to be nine figures. It's only eight math. He wanted two hundred million. But there was no team out there willing to give him that. I think it's better to play baseball for forty three million then to not play baseball at all. But what do I know? Hill report to the cubs for his physical on Thursday and the idea right now is that he'll be ready to pitch within two weeks? The scene had made comments after the news broke before he did admit that they had interest in Craig kimbrel, and that it was kind of a bonus for them. This point in the season. There are usually quality free agents. Just lying
MLB Draft 2019: Scouting Reports for Top Prospects
"Tonight's the first two rounds of the major league baseball draft. It's the reason why there's only four games on the MLB schedule. And it also means that free agents Dallas kaikal and Craig kimbrel will soon sign contracts, and any team that signed either pitcher before today had to forfeit a draft pick, since both Kimbrell and kaikal rejected. One year qualifying offers last winter from the Red Sox and the Astros respectively. But now, those penalties are all gone starting today and plenty of teams need pitching help like the Mets although they're not rumored to be a front runner right now for either kaikal or kimbro. The Yankees are said to be interested in kaikal the former Cy Young winner in the American League about the Mets are off today after losses
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"When you try to execute a series of those deals. Yeah. That's fair. At a I think that's that's completely fair. And these offices are are, you know, not only smart, but there's there's a discipline that they bring, you know, I do think that it's one of the things that shifted, and I don't know that it's it's a good thing every single time. But there's a I mean, it's really clinical and disciplined, and it is it is so process-based. I mean, so process we were gonna stay in this process. Meaning is a free agent on the market. What do we all you that free agent that we've Al Youm at us years for X amount of money? And if the AJ comes in says will we do it we've out you him at plus one year and plus the team million dollars. Thanks, great to talk to you. Never. Again. I mean, like, I I'm saying that extreme matter. But there really is that aspect of it. There's just no emotional because I do think I think every once in a while where it's law is you're better off with the player most of the time, or at least a lot of the time. You know, what I mean that that like it's where it gets interesting like in credit Kimble's case is. These teams make the decision they build a team they say it'll take ninety one wins for us to win a playoff spot. And we built a team that has good enough to win ninety two and a half game. And Craig kimbrel would add a win or win and a half for the rest of the year. I've just I'm making this all up, but they they are not if they built it if they say the playoffs will take ninety one win did they built and team that will get them ninety two and a half when they are not interested in giving them in paying to give themselves a buffer that may increase their to like once they're past the threshold the Natal's see value in adding that guy more often than now. And I think that at times that can be logged. But I'm, but it's interesting is heck, and I and I respect it. I really do. I totally agree with you. We got about four minutes. Left along those lines of what you said we actually got this bleach or tweet for you. This is from Schultz at bench dolts twelve. He writes, boop said last week that teams use analytics to know, exactly. How many wins they need to win their division? Does that mean team such as Colorado are Oakland resigned to competing for the wildcard or they just hoping to catch lightning in a bottle bougie want to answer that? Yeah. I mean, look, I think that there is a matter of what there is. There is certainly a matter of what. What they'll say externally? But there absolutely is known as having projection on how many games that they will win. They were aware that they may not win that many games. I mean, for example, the two thousand thirteen Boston Red Sox. I believe their internal projection system had them winning like eighty six games ended up winning. I think ninety four and women division. So again, it you know stuff. But yes, they absolutely sit there and Billy beam David forced have built a team that I would assume is saying they're in house projection is we're gonna win X amount of games. And they have a projection that says the Astros are going to win more games. So like for sure they're sitting there saying our way in that we built a wildcard level team. And my guess would be the Jeff right? It's it's the same thing this year. But they I don't believe that. They that they built a team where their projection system says that they're going to win as many games at the dodgers. I think that their expectation. They're not it's not like a hundred percent of the rest of their patient is yes, they'll be competing for the wild card. Not the division. And as we speak negatively, it's time to talk about the Marlins, okay in April, or I don't even know who you are anymore. I I know can have can be done in the face by beat..
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"If you come down to the game tonight, Mesa Justice, wet shirt or a park. It is cold out there at the sun's out. I it looks nice guy looks very clear. We'll silly Clinton will be about a clouds and even the sun is out there. There's a little bit of a spring chilling. Yeah. Spring chill yet. You're right winner. But I was just walking back from the bathroom figure like well. Damn if I was going to the game tonight about nine o'clock. Oh, yeah, later. Yeah. Begin shorties dress appropriately. But listen, I so last night was tough loss. Just because it seemed like it was in the bag six to one the role and Bryce Harper sitting home runs hit home run. Yeah. Aaron was pitching relatively well. He gives up that second run in the sixth inning. And he comes out he bats in the bottom of the six comes after the seventh, and that's kind of where it all fell apart. You know, it we'll talk about. No, we've Larry Anderson coming up, and we'll specifically ask him about Nola. And of course, the bullpen was we're going to talk about in a second. But let's Nola does what he did even remotely close to last year. They win that game last night pretty easily. Oh, yeah. I mean, he was cruising along. And for whatever reason they got away from him. When he came back out. I don't have any problem would gave giving his his ace an opportunity to go back out there. I'm sure he asked him how he was filling zome was filling in the dugout. That's why he allowed him to hit because he knew he was going to keep him in the game. And when when that's that's when when you're the AC two staff you want that type of confidence and assurance from your manager. I you don't need to be caught. He's not a baby. And so like I said he was cruising along he gave up the run run. But still got a six to lead. And you figure if you can get him through the next any bit you're going to get him out of here for sure yet, then you need to innings and the bullpen was already. He was limited gave his limited. The guys were available. And quite frankly, I'm pretty sure a lot of us would have wanted Nolan to stay out there as opposed to going to the bullpen. So here's here's the problem. Like this team needs closer. All right, right. Team needs to close. It. We talked about it last week. Yeah. They need to start. He pitch to this. He needs a closer. There's an all-star closed closer on the market this team. Certainly looks like a contender right to go out and get Craig Kimbell. This is ridiculous. We said it last week. I'll say it again right now. Get Craig kimbrel. You have a need. Right. Could they could one of these guys could end up being the closer? Yeah. I I guess he could. But here's the problem for the game haters out there. I wanna take you all today. 'cause I don't know. I'm not exactly sure where you want to get capital to do last night. All the Gabe hate, though, you should've taken all out notion of taken about, oh, what are you doing putting Rama's in the ninth while I mean, he doesn't have a closer. What do you want to do? He was trying to have to do a two inning save. But they're thirty pitches in the eighth inning. So I I don't like to mixing and matching. I don't like wool one night. We'll do this. I don't like the match ups. I don't like well there's is better to face this part of the lineup in the eighth inning. I want to close want ninth inning guy. I want these guys to have their roles. You can't do that. If you don't have guys that are capable of doing the role. They don't have a closer. Okay. So let's analyze it thing about the closer. Right. I, you know, the argument against the closer is at least from the Craig kimbrel standpoint. You're you're talking about his his contract demands. Right. Doesn't like you will get what he's asking for a was asking for but doesn't like he's eager to jump on a one year deal either. So. You're going to have to commit multiple years to him yet. Do it again two or three years four or five? If he says three years, I'm probably doing it. Now, he's thirty one. He but by by third year, you might be regretting it. I don't care about that. I care about this year. This team can win this year going out there now with what they have in that bullpen and saying like, oh one night, it can be Rama's one. They can be by the way, we're almost one strike away from the Phillies winning. We're in the first two games of the series. And we're here today talking about how they're going to the World Series. I don't like to mix Nixon and match it. If you get Craig kimbrel. There's no mixing and matching. He's your ninth inning guy. And in this he needs that like if that means I have to give them three years. So pate. Well, I'll tell you what it's going to it's going a, obviously the money is not an issue. But it's gonna take am. I estimated the Phillies to go on. A real losing streak. They're not to be in a rut. And it's going to have to be because the pitching has blown some games that they put up runs in to really get the attention of the front office. Right. It's a lot of fire under them right right now, they're going to be more depth to sit back and let their offense carry carry them. I think they're making a mistake if they do that. Because if if kimbrel does sign with somebody else now, you're saying, okay, we'll make it trade at the trade deadline that worked out last year last year, they were looking for for a closer type or somebody at the back in the bullpen to really solidify that position and they didn't find it. You're already probably going to be looking for starter at the trade deadline. So now, you wanna be looking for a starter and a closer the guys out there right now, go get less like was about that to me was about Gabe. I have no issue with anything gave did last night. I don't think at least. But but the big things with Gabe gate manage the game fun last night. He managed the game the win last night. So really if all the feedback that I heard online on Twitter on Facebook. In the post game right of gay mismanage this. He should've taken all out. You take them out. You give them confidence. What are you doing with the with the bullpen bring it on? Because if you're going to have to Gabe Kaplan today, you just either don't know baseball or you just don't like gave eight eight seven to nine ninety four ninety four. Whether you're Gabe hater or what I don't care. You don't have to like, Gabe. But blaming him for last night, stupid or pigs blames. No, he blamed Nola, man. We gotta keep an eye on air Nolan. This is three you're the first person that we we gotta keep an eye on him. Now, you were the only person that I heard in the city say career-high innings last year. You don't know how he's going to respond to that the following year. It's such a great point. As three starts. It's three it's three. And there's just something. There's there's plight missing. I'm just wondering wondering when when do the organization when do when is it an alert them, right? Like fans, we're going to react. Right. But I'm is more important now, the organization sees it at this point. They're probably thinking like is. There says he did maybe they're having a talk. You. Sure, your elba's. Okay. Because you know, how it is pictures. They're not telling you every time that their fields in the shoulder of their album. Right. They're just not they're trying to pitch through it. Yeah. L A's if three o'clock, we'll talk to him about all these pitching thing. Could they with all of that Bryce Harper again last night goes deep everything he hits his another. Oh, I I'm laying in bed. I'm smiling. We're going for we're going for a sweep is this the end of the series today? The days off tomorrow. For a sweep over two nationals. Yeah. I'm looking forward to listening to Washington DC radio this morning. I here. They're married whining. Yeah. And then the seventh inning had they stole them game. Oh my God. And then attempt any was wish I had stayed up for it to be perfectly honest. Yeah. I was all in their on it, man. Watching it pitch by pitch. Just dwindle away. Absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. It was ugly. But you're right though, man, still watching Bryce hit a home run last night. That was great. We have reached one night the takes takes nine all then it's Bryce gonna hit one. Yet you go yet. They might kill hits another. They might kill him one last night. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Right before Harper. Yeah. For harp at one eight eight eight seven to nine ninety four ninety four. I've caught I know. Julia was here yesterday. Do you want a paid advertisement? Forgave kappler. Attention. All right. It's not my attention. I'm not trying to do that paid advertising. People can feel the way they wanna feel about gay Catholic. I may disagree with you. But if you're going to blame him for last night bring it on right now. I'm ready. Eight eight eight seven to nine ninety four ninety four. And I'm with you like Aaron Nola, I'm worried that maybe there's something going on. There once starts once. Start to starts to starts. Three starts. Three starts off concern. Larry Anderson coming up at three o'clock related the ballpark, and they novacare broadcast booth fills nationals the rubber rubber gamer match. The rubber match of the series is coming up tonight. We'll get your phone calls, right? After this marks in recent ninety four WIP don't go.
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on Starting9
"Do you think? You could probably pitch that. Well, of course, he could. But here's the thing. If Craig kimbrel is still sitting out there. We're now five games into the major league season. And he still unsigned. He's not unsigned because teams don't fuck in one. M he's unsigned because they they don't want to meet his unrealistic demands for what he wants it for. They're going to be that team that you know, what how years eighty million they'll say that. I also this. If the brewers don't kick the tires, and it's the brewers do not even mildly entertain a conversation with Craig kimbrel. I think that will be the slap across the face for kimbrel in his camp going. All right. This is a team. That's clearly the position to contend. They don't even want to sniff me right now, we've got to adjust. All right. This is like they just lost their fucking guy. There just lost their guy. He's done for the year. And they, you know, maybe they've got options internally, but like I'm not even on their radar at this point. And it has to be because like you said of the demands, so I think that would be. The thing that snaps his head around that gets him and his camp to go. All right. Look if you wanna play baseball this season. This is where we're going to have to meet these squats. There's going to be there's going to have to what I wanna touch on with this with this stuff, though is the idea that this was his decision. Okay. And he he spoke about this. And I wanna just kinda read read some quotes here. He said I've had the information now for a week. I couldn't just decide right away. It sucked that it was my decision. I hated that. I really wished the doctor would have just said here's what we're doing. The fact is everyone was saying the same thing. It was my decision up to me. That's what made it tough. And the reason that that is so tough oaks is because you get to the big leagues, you get to this level with a lot of lying to yourself with a lot of just denying. What's obvious? What's? Real and sometimes that's pain. Sometimes that's people being better than you around you in the room, and you just happen to put these blinders on and and keep it moving keep it truckin head down. That's not paying that's weakness leaving the body. That's not pain. That's weakness, leaving the body and. When you're forced to to make that because this is a life changing decision. Life changing this is like picking who you're gonna marry saying yes, or no. Where are we gonna live like this is a big fucking deal, man? And it's on him essentially because he's been able to perform without it. Right. But like we gotta think about the future here. So the mental when you talk about the mental we heard Marcus, Stroman, use that phrase might mental thing about the mental anguish that a player goes through over the course of a season think about having to make this sort of decision because it almost feels like the doctors were like, well, you know, maybe a, but they're also sort of looking at him while they're saying this going, but we really kind of know how this don't we? And it sucks that he has to make that decision himself. The other the one note, I'll say on this too. Is that like you guys touched on it? His season was very up and down in two thousand eighteen but the way that it ended I think influence the expectations that the brewers had for him entering this year. Like, it's not just a guy who had a four yard that they're missing from their bullpen like his performance down the stretch. And in the postseason last year would have led them to believe that like, yeah, we've got hater. And we also have this fucking dominant arm twenty six and a third innings one run any seven to six strikeout-to-walk ratio from September through the end of the postseason batters he had nine face ninety batters they hit eighty six one seventy eight one thirty six against him. So he was literally for this small sample the most dominant reliever in baseball, and they don't have him. That's I didn't realize that dominant down the end they're up by one through nine postseason appearances..
Major League Baseball Preview: It's Opening Day 2019
"Opening day, and I cannot wait Madsen Yanks get everything started at one on five. I realize Harrison I was just looking over the schedule before the Mets and the and the Yanks are the only to apply at one zero five tomorrow one a Yankee actually one Mets for one zero five and then the other games will follow throughout to go around major league baseball right now, we welcome. And Scott Miller who's a national baseball columnist for Bleacher report scout amongst other things Scott happy opening day. I mean, this is this is a great grey day for baseball fans everywhere. A big slate of exciting action all across major league baseball. It is happy opening day to you as well. And yeah, it's it seems like it can't get here. Quick enough. I always say, you know, baseball more than any other sport has brings with it something that is unique that nothing else can say that simply as opening day equates. To the promise of summer, the promise of the last day of school is very close. It's getting closer. And who doesn't like the thought of summer vacation and whatever else and thought of war nights at the ballpark. Yeah. I mean, there's a lot of things that go into the other thing I would add to that. Scott would be the fact that you know, you have it there for you pretty much every night for the next six months, it's different than opening night and football way opening week, whatever it is. And then it goes away for a few days. And then it's once a week baseball. Once it starts, it is six months of basically there for you every single night. And that's what I love about it. Yeah. No question. I mean, I I know, you know, even you know going back as a kid growing up in Michigan. I grew up about thirty miles south of Detroit so back then I followed the Tigers. And, you know, just, you know, your kid, and you can't you know, you don't have your driver's license yet or anything. Thing every night the summertime you had a friend. You had you had your Tigers. In my case on TV. College. I had a great summer job at a state park in Michigan. Yeah. During my summers off in college and state park, quite often. I would be a permit but without front as cars came in. I take their money, you know, the three bucks or whatever cost command and a state park was over near lake eerie and not only were you outside in the summer. But I had a radio in that booth and I worked at three thirty to eleven thirty shift and listen to music up until about seven or seven thirty. And then I click over to hurry. You know him and Paul Carey telling me all about whatever was going on with the Tigers at night. And you're right. It every night every day there there there's something that just build slowly. And slowly, you know, like a great book read a chapter, maybe grabs you, then the next one. And then you go on and what the Mets in particular. And you're right. I mean, that's that's the beauty of what the Mets in particular. You get excited early on because the Mets own opening day. Matter of fact, they've won thirty seven of the west forty nine last year. They started started twelve and to Scott and everybody at least around here. At least myself I was excited about this ball club in and then they went into the tank naturally. So that book got pretty bad in a hurry. You look at this meds ballclub in the National League east in particular. Where do you rank the Mets right now in the NFL is heading in opening day? You know, I it not deduct a question. But is that's what's gonna be fascinating about the summers. I think anywhere from first to fourth. I mean, you know, depending on health depending on the way things go, I mean, you know, the National League east more than any division of the game. You had teams trying to better themselves trying to to to you know, deliver that knockout punch in the wintertime with trades and free agent signings. Dom, you know, I mean the nationals I think everybody talks about them losing Bryce Harper. And the funny thing there is I think a lot of people are kind of dismissing the nationals because hey, they lost Bryce Harper. That kid want. Soto is great Victor rollerblades is coming out. They're going to be good Phillies made their moves Atlanta won the division last year. You know, I like what the Mets did. I think they they they they made some smart moves. You know, obviously you start with the pitching. Graham, and how about the ground versus shirts or the mile. I mean talk about a great opening day matchup but him center, Dr Wheeler. I like getting Edward D as I mean, people Robertson knows the bigger name. I, of course, still and people say, oh, can I was going back to New York? But Edwin d as the this kid was as good a closer was in a game last year for Seattle. That's a great addition. You know? Behind the plate. You know? Wilson ramos. I think there's some promise, and it's gonna take health and has gonna take some, you know, smart play and Conforto needs to continue to improve. But you know, like, I said without doc in the question. I mean, I thanks go. Well, I think they're gonna content put it that way. I think you'll see a fourteen horse race down into the last into August and September and how about the National League overall. We don't need to go into the specifics of each division here. But you mentioned Al the National League east can be in the brave yet through the defending champs and natural good even without harbor Phillies. Clearly better their lineup on paper looks loaded Mets made some improvements. So those four teams should be battling there. I mean, you look at the rest of the National League. How do you feel the central is gonna plan everybody? I know loves the cubs this year people high in the cardinals brewers are pretty darn good. You're talking now we just went over to divisions in there are seven teams potentially to be the playoffs even with the reds improving. I still don't think that they're realistic realistic. To be playoff team. And then in the west I mean, yeah. At least have two or three teams fighting for the postseason. So Scott when you look at it, how do you see the wildcard plan out? I mean, you could give me the divisions. I but in the National League the Walker is going to be intriguing. Yeah. It is. Because you're you're right. I mean, you know, the cubs ninety five or more games. I think for four years in a row at you know, they they have a really good team. You know, the one team I'm keeping an eye on. I I'm not so sure about no walkie. I mean on paper, they look really good. But they're one team that kind of disrespect starting pitchers. I mean, they're they're success last year aside from the smart moves to get Renzo Kane and Christian yelich their success. Was that bullpen was phenomenal. Josh Hader is back and going to be really good. But you know, Jeremy Jeffress has a sore shoulder. Corey knievel sore elbow to start the year. Those were two guys that played a big role in that broke in the bullpen. So my question with the brewers. I think for them to repeat last year. They've got to have the bullpen pitch. Every bit as good as it did last year. And I'm not sure both sides are so volatile. I'm not sure if they're going to be able to match what they did last year. So, you know, that's why I'm watch wants Milwaukee. Cincinnati. Please is gonna hit like a zillion home runs in that ballpark. He's probably gonna drive the rats crazy with some of his antics. They'll be fine. Say Lewis is gonna be good doubt. Dodgers everybody talks about Clayton Kershaw unavailable for opening day because he's opening on the injured list, but they're pretty deep. And I think they still are the favorites in the National League West Colorado's right there. Again, you talk about all the teams that are contenders. I'm not sure. But I tell you what for the first time in ten or fifteen years, the Padres have become relevant. Manny machado. It's gonna be fascinating to see what he does especially after playing the villain, and I told her and I was shocked. You know, the Padres went the opposite way of what most teams do keep the kids in the minors to buy an extra year of service time delay free agency. They call up their kid Fernando taste junior is going to be the opening day lineup playing shortstop tomorrow as well. Next Chato and he's juniors right there next to Blad. Gratitude here is one of the best prospects of the game. So you know, everywhere you look a lot to be excited for we're talking about Scott Miller national baseball columnist for Bleacher report. Yeah. And that's Scott. Normally I feel like you could read the predictions from everybody in America that writes these predictions. Are you looking at it yourself? It's hard to pick against the teams who are consistently. They're hard to knock off the cobs hard to knock off the nationals. The dodgers, then maybe you take one or two different teams making the playoffs this year in the National League in particular when you look at it going into the year. Maybe I'm wrong. Greg me, if I am I see more parody than ever before you can make a scenario as we just mentioned a bunch of different teams. I wouldn't be shocked if any of those different scenarios happens where you can have three to four teams in each division competing for playoff spots. Yeah. I think that's true. I think that's that's healthy for baseball. Because I, you know, look we're coming off a season where attendance dropped about four percent last year and seventeen of thirty teams saw tennis declines. And there are various reasons for that. You know baseball will tell you a big part of the reason is the April and may weather last year in the east and midwest was really bad, cold, rainy and fans just didn't want to come out. I'm sure that's a contributing factor last year. Was the first year in baseball history. Whenever more strikeouts than hits. I think the way the games being played right now is a contributing factor to attendants declining. But the third contributing factor in my opinion, is you know, we've reached that stage. You know, we were tanking is kind of gotten away from that a little bit this year. But if you want to say tanking or rebuilding clubs have realized the middle's the worst place to be if we can't win we need to strip things down and rebuild. And I think too many teams in the last couple of years have have done that. And so what you've gotten is is, you know, fans in number of cities losing interest in the game because their local team is trying so hard it's basically stripping down rebuilding. So the fans are like, well, what's there to be excited about what you just said in the National League to that last point? I think finally in the National League at least you're right as you look. Around. You don't see, you know, a third of the league or more rebuilding. You see teams that they think they can win in that are giving their fans reason to hope and that is not the case. Of course in the American League's we transition narrow let's start with the American League east. Let me ask you this way. More concerned with the Yankees injuries slash starting rotation or the Red Sox bullpen heading into the year. Yeah. It's Baltar concerns. I you know, I I pick the Red Sox to win the division last year. And I'm leaning that way this year because I respect that Red Sox rotation. Chris sale, David price report, Selo and company. And also, I think the Red Sox where I like him last year, and I still sort of do that lineup. I think there are back at more strikeouts than hits in the game. There are fewer strikeouts. In the Red Sox lineup there. It's a nice mix of power in contact hitters on base guys guys that can put the ball in play. Whereas, you know, as we know the Yankees lineup is really exciting. But at Tanah homers, and and you guys are going to strike out a bunch. So that's sad. I would give the edge the Red Sox, but they didn't bring Craig kimbrel back Joe Kelley was under rated and that bullpen last year. He was a free agent went to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers. So. So the Red Sox bullpen is a work in progress. I tell you what. There's a chance that bullpen could make Alex Cora. Look not so smart after they made him look really smart in his debut season. As manager last year, you give the raise any chance to make ninety games for goodness sake or ago. Yeah. I think so I mean, you know, look Blake's now, you know, part of the fun. This year is is is is is it is every year is finding out. You know, what our guys gonna certain guy's gonna do for an encore Blake Snell is one of those. I mean Cy Young winner last year phenomenal. But the baseball history is stacked with all kinds of you know, one hit wonders guys that were great one year. And then they they did repeat the m-. The thing about baseball. It makes it so difficult is, you know, the the Mark of a great player is consistency over a number of seasons. You know, when you turn a guys baseball card over, you know, the statistic line. Doesn't jump out at you from one year. But rather over five six seven years is pretty consistent. And that's what Blake's now is going to have to build this year. He's got to build on what he started last year. And that's gonna be interesting. I liked the addition of Charlie Morton, former Houston Astro into the rotation in Tampa Bay that's going to help. They got some good things going on Tampa Bay.
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Yeah. You know, unless something heats up off a quick I'm going to say it's going to drag out another week or two, and I'll tell you what like a lot of people getting worn out waiting for this like a lot of people. I just shake my head thinking these are two reagents that are only twenty six years old how can four teams not be knocking on their door. And I tell you, you know, I was thinking about this Jodi. And I mean, it's the old hot stove Lee is is usually what helps feed fan interest. And it's just been so tepid, I think was your word. Last couple of years. And you know, what it reminds me of it's beginning to remind me of the season. We've reached a point last couple of years. How much are we talking led by Commissioner? Rob Manfred about all the dead time in the game. And is that a problem or is that not a problem? You know, we reached were strikeouts and walks can consist of about thirty percent of e of at ads across the league. And we reach a point where baseball's really examining itself because there's too much dead time during games. Well, you know, what's happened? That's just moved into the winner. Now same thing as we talk about during the year. It's just too much dead time. Baseball's going to have to to itself up a little bit. And it because right now between the dead time during the season and at that time of the hot stove league. It is not generating the excitement that it should be generating. All right. I'll go worst case scenario Harper and Machado both go all the way into spring training. And they take the best deals that they can kinda like what I JD Martinez did last year, and he didn't get a bad deal. And he got early opt-outs if he goes nuts and can go back onto the free agent market. But certainly less than most baseball guys like yourself and me and everybody else who make predictions on these things thought his overall contract was going to be saved happens for both of those guys this Boris is it a world and not just going to let this slide. They're gonna claim collusion. They're gonna say baseball screwing the players they make more money than ever before. Does it have any carryover effect? Or does this is all just spouting from the mount until we get to our next collective bargaining agreement. And then are we looking at a potential work stoppage? Yeah. I mean, that's what worries me is. I think we're starting down that path. I mean, I I don't think you know. I mean look at Evan longoria yesterday. I think it was yesterday. Right. Might have been two days. I think it was yesterday when he posted on Instagram, and it got some playing social media, you know, kind of a plead the team say it's talking about how you know. Look, I can't believe that this many good talented players are just sitting in that there's no action on them. And as you pointed out, and I think, you know, I don't want to say that Instagram post and social media posts was on behalf of the players sociation. But you know, the players sociation thinking the same thing like Goria pointed out that this is dangerous time because as as analytics have. Has moved into all front office offices. What you do when you're value at all the players by computers is laborious point. Was you know, every front office is devaluing players, and they're letting them through computer programs, and they're all looking at this. These are the reasons we should not pay a this a few million bucks to this player or two that player or obviously in Harper Machado case, these are reasons we shouldn't pay three hundred million to them. And I find that an interesting post from my Gloria, I know a lot of players echo that I think the players union does I think they're looking hard at this. We heard so much that last winter was slow, but part of it might be because teams were saving money to spend this winter because we all do their three agents available this winter. And so far that's not happened. That's not to say we couldn't have a last month sprint to the finish line. Where all of a sudden money goes crazy, but it's not looking good agreed. Tomorrow hot stove. And then I want to ask about the hall of fame ballot. Craig kimbrel. Still not signed Machado and Harper the two biggest free agents. I'd say Kimble is probably the third. Biggest left out there. I defended kimbro all off season. Because I think people went nuts, so overstated his shortcomings in the postseason. He did not blow a save in the postseason. He was six foot six in save opportunities. Put run a John Jay Leno run score when they were up by or three game mighty given some red sock fans. But he got the job done. Every single time is his market is slow as it is. Because he was looking for too much to begin with that he really is paying a price for that off season postseason work, or is it just again something in baseball. The Dave now clamped down and said every innings all the same. So we're not paying more for the night. I a little bit of all of the above. I think you know, we heard again, we won't know until Craig kimbrel. Maybe decides one day, and maybe it's spring training or April may confirm or deny remember there was a report in early in the off season kimbro was looking for a ten year deal that even for closers greatest kimbrel. Ten years seems pretty out there because we all know the the most volatile market is relief pitching market. And they're very darn few. Mariano Rivera is where guys is holds. Greatness for ten or more years. So I don't know if that report is accurate, and again, it'll be interesting eventually when we can talk to Craig kimbrel and find out what it is or not, you know, that would suggest maybe he he's he's he started a little bit too high in his expectations. But that said I think there are some team scared off by the post season. I would argue kimbrel had a little bit of a shaky September. And there was some talk that he was tipping pitches. And I think you know, I covered the Red Sox Houston Surrey's. And that's when that came up and the Red Sox were like, we're not worried at all about kimbro we determined. We think he's he's tips and pitches, we've got it fixed. He's going to be fine. And as you know, there's blow save in the postseason. So I think there's a little bit of wariness because of some of the shakiness, but I think that had more to do with tipping pitches than it had to do. Do with you old Craig kimbrough's yesterday's news. So that all that said, I think those are some reasons that I also think yeah, I mean with with front offices again everybody now is is leads on analytics, and there's some that is hey, the ninth innings the same as the seventh inning. No. We don't need to pay a guy that much money just close by Bennie. So I think kimbrough's getting hit from multiple directions on all of this. Got into a little debate on this earlier today your perfect guy to ask because you know, what you're talking about. And be you don't have a dog in the fight. Who's got the better starting rotation going into two thousand nineteen solely for the two thousand nine hundred nine season. If you could go to war with one of these two rotations, which one would you choose to Graham, Syndergaard Wheeler, Matt's Vargas or Severino Tanaka. Paxton hap-, Sobat, dear. That's that's a really good question. I think that that could be a good barroom debate for many many years. I think if we're saying everybody's healthy. Let's assume good health. I make Mets. It's so hard to go wrong. I mean, the degrom and Syndergaard if they're who we think they are the Yankees don't have that as a one to atop their rotation. So I would lean. That's I like the James Paxton accusation acquisition for the Yankees. But again health, you know, he's a guy that has been able to make it all the way through the year. The last couple of years without going on the DL if you can that's going to increase the stock of the Antes rotation if he's healthy all year. But you know, if if we're talking good health all the way around it's hard for me, not veer toward a rotation starts with with Senator Nancy. I went Yankees because I don't know it will matter yet. Neither one is at a full year. Year in the big leagues. And I need to see that. Yes. Grounds. One debatable. Syndergaard and Severino to even if you go Syndergaard second, I take Paxton over Wheeler hap- over mad since about the over Vargas. That's why I went Yankees. But it's really is a one debates. I did you make public your fame. Ballot yet. I haven't yet. I did vote. I haven't yet because wait until closer tell I we're almost to the day Tuesday. But yeah, it'd be interesting. I think obviously everybody wants to know his Mariano Rivera gonna be unanimous. I'm the troublemakers a group. I mean, I will say yes, I did vote for him no-brainer. I'm hoping he's not unanimous simply because I love sitting back and watching debate, you know, what if Arianna Rivera just in at ninety nine percent of the vote. He's a hall of fame or you don't have to have one hundred percent. I think it's quirky that nobody ever had one hundred percent. But I don't know who the guys were looked at papers. I don't think he's a hall of Famer tab vote for him Ted Williams, and I'm not going to check this box. It's nuts that none of these guys have been one hundred percent. I think it's an oddity that I hope continues. All right last thing on a hall of fame ballot. As a guy who has hosted shows in New York here for decades, always said about Mike Messina and Andy Pettitte, both very close. But both just short for me. It at least on the ballot to that been counted that his point by Ryan at not Mr. Tibbs is sitting in the eighty percent. Dial looks like he's going to get in and e pennants in about six percent. I always thought them as of as very similar all candidates. One guy's got ADD. Others got six is it because petted admitted to taking steroids? I think that's what might separate them. I don't know if that separates of eighty percent to six percent that. Yeah. I don't think there's that many voters that hold the steroids against I will say full disclosure, and it's not a secret. Even though I haven't read the Bill by ballots this year, anybody that knows me or his read my columns in the past or see my ballots. I am a hardline around the hall on steroids. And and and you know, I I I don't vote for guys. I don't vote for bonds and Clemens because of that and had it to me, even though he said all I only did it once he falls in the same category. I I don't think I believe in that. He only did it once whatever he admitted it. So the steroid guys who are known users or or highly I said, I don't vote for so pet. It's not on my ballot. Again, not a huge secret. 'cause I go back to my ballot last year. I did vote for Messina. So. So you can probably even though I have publicly admitted yet where my ballots this year. I guess if I both for last year, you're right. Both of those guys have I guess if you argue they're both short, take the steroids away for a minute Pettit. Obviously great October's that you know, his his October performances. Good certainly bolster his case Besina pitched his entire career in the Nash in American League east against those monstrous lineups. I guess, you know, if if you're a small hall guy who you think the the standards should be really really extremely high. Then you're probably going to say, yeah. You know, Messina Pettit are short. But if if you know, if your standards are I'm not gonna say low if they're still really high just a small hall guy, if you're a little bit bigger than you probably think they both get in. Scotty, great stop. She you coming on board. I hope you get some juicy stuff too, right? Right about this week. At least have the hall of fame the comment. Don, looking forward to reading your bud. Thanks, likewise. Jodi, take care of my friend. My pleasure. Scott Miller Bleacher report, Sirius XM's MLB network radio does some chose for them as well. One of the best in the business happened on with us. All right. Quick time. Timeout comeback. We open up the phones for the final thirty minutes. Eight five five two one two four two two seven. I used to leave voicemails for myself because the only one I could trust to get something done. Right. Was me me remember to order safety goggles. Congrats on your way home. 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"craig kimbrel" Discussed on The Yardwork
"Great gifts. You guys got to check them out. And we're going to thank you for tuning into us because we've had a great month of November. Let's keep the clicks come in because we love it lets us keep doing her dream. And you know, you guys are the best pants on I tunes. Make sure you subscribe channel, the episodes leaves a nice five star rating and positive review China sound the pop that make sure you follow those episodes AJ. What do you do next? Smashed those like buns. Let's do a baby. All right. So what do we get into this pocket? We're gonna dive at first because I really steaming take right now. So have you know from? So let's go we did where will they go. It's free agent. And we have possible solution to where they might sign or just hypotheses are crazy conspiracy that we think they may go and I'm going to kind kinda tiny. New segment type title thing make free agency fun again, and I'm Craig kimbrel in Craig kimbrel to me has the chance to make free agency fun again, let's get the hot stove move in. Let's go let's do this. I want to be like last year last year took to the last week of the offseason before caught up. Let's get hot. Now, we got a small group of free agents. But the town is real and we got villains. And I'm not the type of guy there'll be rooting for villas and stuff like that. But if that's what we got a Chato Harper kimbrel. Let's roll with it. Let's get some blogs on the bonfire of the hot stove. Let's do it back in pilgrim times times thanksgiving. Back in thanksgiving was just throw a couple logs lineup. Put a pan on little skill. It and Turkey and gadgets signed do sign like popcorn. So they're signing the native Americans. The white people such a heated rant on credit kimberlin. Here's why. Because if you ask me, I think he's such a villain, and I feel he gets swept under the rug to guys like Machado and Harper because those guys are the headliners for this free agency. They're kind of because though the little of them. Hey, don't and I feel like lately people aren't really super crazy out Machado and Harper with their antics are attitude stuff like that you get strong feelings one way or the other and Craig kimbrel Kimber than key such villain that no one knows about is when he was dealt to the Padres about four years ago. If you Wes Padres fans, no matter how dramatic this might sound. They say that when he got traded that was the worst day of their life. Sorry. When you got delta the Padres brace fence that was the worst day of their life. They miss him so much they loved them so fast four years later. He's a chance to sign back with the Braves free agency. They're going to get what he wanted coming. It looks great right? But no, he decided not to sign with them. He decided not to sign with a team that brought him up with the fans love him. And to me that is that's a Bill unlike mentality right there. We'll more. Could you ask for from Boston? All right can have the least stop terrorizing my team stop doing this Craig kimbrel. You're driving us. All nuts. I mean, personally, I disagree with you at that take. Okay. I was just. More more near quick kimbrel. You'll be this villain. You want to shut down the Braves you wanna make it fun making fun. Let's do this thing. I got a couple ipod seats for you. Because it looks like based on what I'm seeing you want to sign with the Boston. I don't know. Why you did your thing? You got your ring your three time. Also on the last three years. You're the best closer baseball. Great. Let's get out and let's make this off season fun. You can come to the Yankees ever want us to be evil. So be it. Come join the evil empire. We told the bar swabs last episode how stacking would be on paper, they got Machado. So now with the addition of Paxon you've Severino and pass and they give you six seven maybe eight innings not mentally Mike, Corey kluber. Then Craig kimbrel comes in. What a teams do. What do they do with the lineup of and to our glacier Stanton? Judge possibly Machado not to mend some of the other guys Yankees got there. Now, what do they do with great pitching?.
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"What could change for the Red Sox next season? Yeah. They're gonna. Move move away from Craig kimbrel. I think he'll sign elsewhere. That will be, but I think those only different direction, coarser wise, I think David price. We'll be back. He has an opt-out clause. He will be back. Kelly Joe Kelley who is just incorrect. Recco season. He's going to be a free agent. I wouldn't be surprised if he's your southern California. And I wouldn't be surprised if he signed with the dodgers Rangel's, I went back to back home. So there's gonna be some changes because this team we'll see it's custom comes back. They have to. They have to figure out that second base spot. If you can't. But you know, I mean, the core is back sales back. We should we shall see. What what turns of you know, what? What what comes of his arm? You know in his shoulder issues. If we learn any more in the next couple of days, you know, if if they weren't telling us, everything is it's more serious than it was because he didn't pitch that one. When he came back from the E L right seven starts. He only allowed. He only pitched into the fifth inning one so pitching into the sixth inning wants enough seven start so pretty much the same team. So you know, they have a chance again next year. I mean, they have a chance, but. I think kimbro will move on Kelly. When is the ticker tape parade? We know yet. I'm sorry. When is the parade. Do we know yet? I think the tentative date is Wednesday. Oh, Well, Chris it's great to have a couple of minutes with you. I know it's been a really long day very long weekend. You can follow Chris on Twitter at smitty s ITT y on MLB. He covers the Red Sox. And now the World Series for mass live dot com. Chris thank.
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Astros may things interesting at home Wednesday night. But in the end Red Sox hold on for an eight six victory with the game. Four win Boston. Now, leave the AL CS three games to one Craig kimbrel work to winning. He got Alex bregman to line out to left field with the bases loaded to end the ballgame. Andrew Benintendi, say the game for the Red Sox making a diving catch to end Jackie Bradley, jR, two run home run that put the Red Sox in front in the six any controversy in the first Jose altuve eighth at a ball to the right field wall. Mookie Betts jumped at the wall. Ball came back onto the field of play out few. They called out for fan interference review resulting in the call being upheld game one National League championship series Clayton Kershaw with a shortest postseason start of his career Wednesday in game. Five Kershaw seven innings gave up one run struck out. Nine dodgers beat the brewers. Find a to leave the LCS 3-games-to-2 Craig counsel on Wade Miley facing just one batter in the first inning. And then. Going to the bullpen told. You're going to do all along way is gonna pitch game six. We if we went down three one we were considering having weighed pitched this game. But this is this is kind of what we decided we were going to do and dodgers manager Dave Roberts on how it affected his club. Obviously our lineup today was different than the other lineup when we face Miley. So. You got to prepare for the unexpected. So I like where you're at series moves back to Milwaukee for game six on Friday night. Coming up Thursday, the show stroz in prime time in Milwaukee going back to the baby park. All the latest from baseball's postseason plus a Super Bowl MVP is guaranteed. A but kicking on Thursday night full strategy that and more Thursday on Golic and wingo. Six eastern ESPN radio. ESPN two. First and last. And last on ESPN radio on the ESPN app. So the most impressive thing I saw last night. Didn't.
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on The MLB Show
"I think the first time Ben, I'll stick with Astros because if ashes doing game three, I think they have a fairly clear pitching advantage in game four. And then you know who knows what's going to happen with sale. Justin Verlander has obviously been incredible throughout his entire tenure with the Astros and he would be slated for game five. I also wonder if like Craig kimbrel blows a save another one and the Red Sox bullpen his tax. I think they have again, just less room for for less margin for error than Astros bullpen does. Yeah, I'm almost accurate. I think the it's not that I, I think the Red Sox are more likely to completely fold than the Burs because that like everything you said about the high variance. Strategy is absolutely true, and there's that possibility. But if it if it works once they go back to Milwaukee at of those three games, I think the Astros more than any of the other three teams in the playoffs have the ability to just overwhelm to just be so good doesn't matter what what the other team brings up against them. So I think that they've got the possibility, particularly. I think they're the best team left in the playoffs and they're planning the next three games at home, and that might be reductive. But I think it fits with with all the other evidence here. So we've a moved nothing both. Both the series split in the first leg. None of us are changing any of our predictions. I don't think so. Good. Let's let's hope we learned something by by the time we reconvene later this week, but until then thanks for joining me guys, happy to enjoy the games that'll do it for this edition of the ringer MLB show thanks to Ben Limburg and to Zach cram who showed up and tried to steal my tro. Thanks to Bobby Wagner for producing today's episode. Thanks to max months. Corbett burns and Craig kimbrel, forgiving. The stuff to talk about
MLB -- Boston Red Sox keep Houston Astros within their reach
"Is way out of trouble. Shabby. The legend do worked on ESPN radio and the game last night with Jessica Minoza with that call in the bottom of the first inning, the Red Sox struck, I recommend Grasset or swang in a live Dr, bass it out of the right center field. Cut it off as Rettig bet. Surround third. He's into score the Red Sox two batters in Leded wanted nothing. You could tell the Gary cole- was struggling for his secondary stuff and Rafael Devers took advantage to two on the way swing ground basically to left via Benintendi scores Bogart. So stop it. Third as federalis holds them up. It's an RBI single Deckers the other way. And it's too dummy. David price in the Red Sox had a quick to nothing lead, but in the top of the second inning, the Astros counter-attacked. Swing a line drive, fair ball inside the first base line into scores Correa Maldonado on his heels Springer into second. Just like that. The Astros have tied it up to to a soft line drive that just hung in the air and hung in the air and Pierce diving wasn't able to reach it in the top of the third. The Astros took the lead, here's a three to swing and a high fly ball left field that will back there on its way dawn over the monster Marwick Gonzales, a two run blast. The Astros have a four, two lead. After the game, Garrett, Cole would talk about what happened next is maybe being the pivot point because he did not have shutdown inning and the bottom of the third inning. After the Astor's took the lead, this is what happened. Jackie Bradley Jr. the plate bowl turns down the rubber now to one. Swing and a high fly ball towards the left field corner Gonzales swords Alon that was off the lobster into score Bogart's Pierce autists heels here comes Denver's Bradley's into second Genesee Bradley Jr. clears the bases, Red Sox by Iran Boston on top five four is that was high up onto the monster just inside the poll state of the park. It was still five, four in the bottom of the seventh inning. Lance mccullers junior was on the mound behind the plate Martine Maldonado and look Lance mccullers union as one of the best breaking balls in baseball in Maldonado acknowledged that what happened in the bottom of the seventh inning, which was repeated problems. Catching baseball may have been because his unfamiliarity with that great curl ball mccullers give lesson. Now it's left up to Bogart with bets at third to down the pitch outside off the global Maldonado. Haney Red Sox have an insurance run that one was up at a way Maldonado couldn't keep it in front and Mukhi bets, grants home six, four, Boston Rick came out of the Red Sox bullpen to throw the top of the eighth inning attacking headers and then Mookie Betts applied the coup gras in the bottom of the eighth inning. One live base hit out of the right field. That's with the knocked Evers around. Third, he's to score bet slides into second. It's an RV I double Mookie delivers than it seven to four in the top of the night. Then Craig kimbrel emerged from the Boston Doug ad. And you remember what happened at the end of the Anki series. He struggled to find home plate and there was some anxiety in the stands at Fenway park as Kimball started at night inning, and the Astros began to rally on swang in a ball ham left field towards the monster, and that's high off the monster. Now to Vail take the turn will hang on at first. He kinda limps back in there. That's an RBI single off the monster. And now it's seven, five next to the plate, Alex bregman who was red hot at the end of the regular season, the Red Sox staff, it made it clear decision not to pitch to him six walks in the firm. Two-game series. Plus he was hit by a pitch in another plate appearance in this case, Kimbrell had to throw them, and this is what happened regmunt back in a way to get a one, the pitch swing and a high fly ball, left field Benintendi near the wall and makes the catch, and that is the ballgame. Just the base of the green monster hold it in and kimbrel by the skin of his teeth to close it out and the Red Sox. Hang onto what it in the Astros clubhouse after the game bregman was asked about whether or not he thought he got it. He said, no, if I got it, it would have been out in the street. Mookie Betts was on the field after the game, and I caught up with them. We did great. No, yet out. We've proven that we've been in both games. Everyone was second one and we'll just continue to play are going into Houston. When asked you about a couple of pitchers, David price, you know the scrutiny that's been on early game, keeps you guys right there. You guys win a game. He starts. Yeah. I mean, he's a great pitcher, you know, no matter what people say goes out. He are thirty million dollars a year. For reason he showed about record cells work out of the bullpen. He's, you know, he's done great. Starting out of the bullpen anywhere you put up. You know, he's got. And compete Fisher. AJ Hinch. The Astros manager talked about Mukhi bets ignited from the very beginning of the game. I mean, this place energy of this place when he comes up too bad is is really electrifying. So when you try to minimize much as you can in front of them, we didn't do a great job of that today. But from the the first bat- on, he kind of set the tone from the very beginning. So it's why he's very much MVP candidate. AJ was asked also about looking bad's, going around the bases in that seventh inning to make the score six, two, four at that time, give a lesson the insurance from this word and the seven Makiko around the basis how unusual to see that with with its. He went around the basis that have to put a ball and play in on. That's those are tough in this in this type of series is tightly CEPA games. It's a long characteristic. I mean, obviously, mccullers abroad mccullers ended try to keep it a one run game with the way that this series can go. And it's almost like a Tiger Balm for me. So last to a couple of nasty breaking ball, just look like, you know, Martinez lost it in the people in center field or just got a little bit got a little bit lax back. There had a little tough time and Mukhi went around the bases. I walk and then no-ball plane is of scorn before this series began AJ Hinch raved about Mukhi bets in his impact on the Red Sox. And Alex Cora was asked about Hinch comments on mochi and his play. Give lesson. Listen. A game AJ called Mukhi ticking time bomb, and he kind of went off tonight. Do you think it was more himself tonight? You said you wanted to get on the air did a couple of times? Yeah, Jesus Margai they went to Stanford.
Boston Red Sox blast 'New York, New York' in locker room after eliminating Yankees
"Bruce as expected. The Boston Red Sox knocked off the New York Yankees beat him in four games in the divisional series. Four three the final on Tuesday night, a thriller in the ninth inning as the Red Sox. Craig kimbrel gave up a couple of runs and had two men aboard before he finally got rookie glacier Tories to hit into a groundout. There was a close play at first base the Yanks called for a replay. But comes the call. He is out. And that's the Boston Red Sox win the division series three out of four against the Yankees. And the Boston Red Sox are headed to the American League championship series. All courtesy of ESPN, Mookie Betts, meanwhile was asked about his reaction to the near meltdown of kimberlin the night. I can't even describe it. I mean, it's just one of those things that's kinda in your gut. You're just like, oh, no, no. I mean, but then you're on the flip side. Yeah. The belief. You know, I think we have to believe in each other and trust each other. And now that we're going to get it done. He did it Mookie Betts appearing on W E after the game. Boston moves on to play Houston, New York. Meanwhile, we'll look
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Sirius XM channel eighty guest is about to hang out with us. They hit thanks to shell Pennzoil performance line. Like, the welcome all of you who had a chance to listen to the final of this. Edging away at second Walker at first Kimbrell has decide to swinging a little Tripler towards third new charges mix it up throw the purse. I. All over they reviewed it. And then was finally officially over. And yes angel Hernandez had nothing to do with the caller first base. You heard the call from John Buksh Shabi on ESPN radio. Don't look at me that way, you would think in the same thing. Red Sox win this series and four they beat the Yankees four to three they move onto the LCS against the Houston Astros by but there's gonna be juicy final four. You got Houston Boston. You got the dodgers. And the, Bruce whose fans are gonna be loud. And proud of they have home field advantage in the end, LCS baseball Gaza telling baseball, you're welcome. By the way, with the two big cities, Boston and L A a big city that people to a small town city in Houston, and Milwaukee pretty sizable and a pretty fun team going to be a juicy final four when it comes to league championship series on both sides of the National League. And the American League Boston right now, they're playing New York New York in the locker room getting back at trolling. And Aaron judge who played that when they beat the Red Sox game to imagine outscored the podium, not too bad with I your job. He's done with eighteen to win one hundred. Eight games. And now in the AL CS here Yankees, Aaron Boone Frank Cashman an assembly and a family that does a great team. That's a great team. No. All throughout the season. He was back and forth. Great games. We gave the audience and the baseball world. Ratio. So congratulations on gray season a great series. And the future is bright for them. Thanks. Alex. This sounds like a basic question, but just how much of an achievement was that tonight for your team. I don't know, man. Think about it tomorrow. But. A lot of people gave up when I was a after losing game two we showed up yesterday, and we did an outstanding job. And tonight, we had a plan mapped out. Rick was outstanding. You know? And then the bullpen did an outstanding job at the end. Well creek. He was in the usual Craig kimbrel. But he got three outs. And and he closed the game. They saying the moment they they play the right way, they round the basis. Well, played good defense was Brock and the lefties today was in new knee and Christian. So we have a complete team we very versatile we count on everybody. And it was a great team bitter questions. Johnny. I talk about bringing Chris in there. He's been talking about it for three days already and. In the seventh. We we got together. Dana Ron and myself. We already talked about. The training staff about. If he was okay to come in. And. It wasn't a bullpen. But it was kind of like he's day. So everybody was onboard. I even shouted two two dugout. We all in his coming in. And he didn't outstanding job. To Craig and we close to the. The questions. Episode. The key. If he can't. Lord. Okay. Content. The compound component on the air. And he. Johny eric's. How proud of this team. Very proud. Very proud. It took what twenty six guys to win this series. Stephen gets hurt at four o'clock in before game one. We gotta go to Henry, and he did an outstanding job throughout the series. Like, I said, you know yesterday was brought Denver's and Christian today. We have to match up with CDC and comes with a big hit and noon. He did an outstanding job offensively and defensively. Christian did a good job too. So like, I've been saying all along is we're we're complete team and we and everybody to to win games. And you know, the last two games. I if you think about it. It was fun to watch the words Alex for the Red Sox fans talking about his team winning the series in for being the Yankees forty three in game four right here on ESPN radio's Freddie and Fitz Simons..
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on WEEI
"Radio. Update starts now. The Yankees and Red Sox get together. The game comes down to the final moments in game. One of the American League division series. Didn't start out that way as Boston climbed out. The wait five nothing lead, courtesy of this guy who's making a serious push for MVP. Back by the wall. Three run over by Dave. Bartenders Joe Castiglione W E. I in the Red Sox radio network Red Sox. Hold off the Yankees though, five to four and even out hits in this game. Craig kimbrel comes in and does his job for Chris sale. He's sticking a different mindset with this season. There's no holding back. Now, this is everything on the table. Everything you got through every pitch tonight. Like he was going to take the ball out of my hand for the pitch through. So say, you just gotta go up there. And do what you gotta do to get a win. So the Red Sox up one games to non in that game. Chris sale for Boston. You went five and a third gave up to earn runs wound up striking out eight elsewhere. The dodgers go up two games to nine on the Atlanta Braves. And they added this guy for a reason, here's a three. Oh. Well. Trudeau? Three last night. Charley.
Yankees, National Association Of Realtors and Boston discussed on The Jim Rome Show
"Get a home to get home to get realtor. The NCAA announced several new implementations among them. Basketball players, we allowed to have representation as well as high school seniors provided they have been identified as an elite prospect by USA basketball. There's also no penalty for players who
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Play Red Sox are the best. Team in baseball and they now have an eight and a half game lead the. American League east extending it with wins in each of the first three games of this four-game series against the Yankees fishing in particular, their starting pitching has been brilliant over the last. Two days after a complete game one hitter last night, by, Rick, forsillo Nathan, evolved, went the first eight today allow just three hits as Boston holds off the. Yankees four to, one as Craig kimbrel, worked the ninth inning Struck out the first two guys that loaded the bases. Before retiring Greg bird to ended he is not get the same as, the Red Sox beat the Yankees four to one top of the. Fifth White Sox and Tampa Bay even at one top of the second no score between the angels and Cleveland delayed right now are the twins and royals. In Minnesota in the national link first of two in Washington today was Cincinnati over the nationals by. A score of, seven to one and right now bottom of the, second game to Cincinnati and Washington even at one Peraza his sixth home, run of the season for Cincinnati Colorado in Milwaukee are scoreless in the bottom half of the first top to no score between the pirates and the cardinals Philadelphia and Miami being delayed by rain and the. Mets and Braves scoreless top tube also today was the cubs edging the Padres by a score of five to four Chicago scoring all of its runs in the second on Home runs. From Anthony result in college Warburg virtual was his twentieth of the season NFL all fame enshrinement ceremony taking place right now Robert Brazil the first step to. Make his speech former Houston Oilers great also tonight you'll hear from eighty two year old Jerry Kramer. Of the Green, Bay Packers dynasty of the sixties finally getting the, nod joining them in the class of twenty eighteen are Brian Dawkins a, nine time pro bowler in his sixteen sees with the eagles and the Broncos Carol Owens and Randy moss also part of the class of eighteen as well as Povey Beth third Brian or lacquer and Ray. Lewis I'm attack this is Tiki and.
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on WEEI
"Well we look, at Craig kimbrel facing Victor Martinez Martinez is. One, or two against Kimball only finished him twice Infield shifts three to the right and the, first pitch curveball outside One an old account to Victor Martinez ten designated hitter here in Detroit Pretty much, that's all he's done here, play, the field occasionally in the past Shit one oh and. That's in there for a called strike doubled up on the curveball Kimbrell American League all star His last appearance was on the fifteenth against Toronto warrior and his thirtieth save One and ending struck out two on fourteen pitches. It was his eleventh straight scoreless outing trying. For. Another tonight and a. One nothing game in the. Nine one one way amiss at, a high ninety. Eight mile an. Hour fastball nobody's catching up to that pitch not. Their Invicta Martinez was thinking one thing. Here I want to tie the game he wants to time with one swing But that rising fastball Craig kimbrel possesses Impossible for, them to catch up, to last week Oh One and two has kimbrel readies himself on the hill out of the stretch to kick fires, home poke foul out of play third base. Side Sort of a defensive swing by Martinez Trying to get, the battle the ball and stay alive and a pitchy knew really couldn't do much with That was probably a ball.
World Cup 2018 final: France 4-2 Croatia – as it happened
"Charlie sherman he's in the ace hticket dot com sports studio charlie all right thank you garo well it is all over in moscow the world cup now belongs to france the france wins it by a final score of four to two they went up one nothing croatia would even at one one but france would score couple of unanswered goals three answered goal unanswered goals croatia added one more before it ended but france wins at four to two they are celebrating enga power red sox and blue jays wrapping up their four game series hand well is the first half of the season down at fenway park red sox have just scored three more runs to break a two two tie brian johnson started for the socks against the blue jays marcus stroman socks leading that one by a score of five to two in cleveland the yankees and the indians are all tied up at two in the sixth inning all star games right around the corner mookie betts jd martinez mitch moreland craig kimbrel and chris sale all headed for the all star game who will get the start well his alex alex cora's thoughts severino you got sell i don't know how he's going to work this weekend but obviously he's going to be arrested one in is not gonna hurt him actually he's going to benefit us the all star game is tuesday in washington dc at wimbledon earlier today novak djokovic won his fourth men's title six two six two seven six over kevin anderson the serb has waited more than two years for his thirteenth grand slam title with his previous victory coming and the two thousand sixteen french open in golf bart brian scott mccarron and jeff maggert are tied atop the leaderboard at the senior players championship michael kim leads the john deere classic and brooke henderson.
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on Around the Horn
"You bill to god can still close in big situations he's twelve as no blown saves this year he just needs to get his temperament under control the dodgers did the same thing the couple of years ago sent him to the minors in the middle of the season to get his his emotions under control he came back great this'll be great woody wrong he's he will close games for the astros in september i guarantee it all right put down for that as i'm sure tim conway show news texas rangers who has reached base safely in a franchise record forty eighth straight games played evan grant of the dallas morning news questions jeff benaissa's moved to sit two to three games against the red sox weak and wonders whether ban if there was protecting this free in not pensioning shoe against craig kimbrel last night in the eighth and ninth bannister denied any malfeasance saying we are in the to win games tim you buying or selling benefit here why can't we just leave the rangers alone what did they ever call just put them away they don't need to be here yes embarrassing last night they're protecting on base streak most teams can't even tell you they're all time on base streak leader is tha that ryan rua instead him in the ninth that was just crazy which is why i'm selling this is he gonna tell his grandkids and twenty years old remember when i was in the bigs x amount of time i was on base for thirty i'd games that nobody cares about this is low on this on this on the totem pole of streaks in general never mind what it should be for the seems bad you do he's thirty three this year with the bases loaded any sits on the bench with the bases loaded gun come off as a pinch hitter that's absurd it what the the thing about this chew wants to do this he's ready to play he was ready during the game he said so it makes him look bad it's not fair to him the organization needs to think better than our woody left work totally disagree with you guys this is a meaningful strict to the rangers into the rest of us imagine when it gets to fifty six that's a very magical number in baseball but but that's talk not going to be on that level very timid you know he's the lone ranger this year you've got to protect that's a long way for to joke woody how how do the man dominated show the way you get yesterday and torpedo his chances to pudding later bre clinton come in my feelings the minute go.
Erik Spoelstra, Lakers and Kentucky discussed on WBZ Morning News
"Homestand with the rangers tonight seven fifteen at water rodriguez will post mike minor on the mound boston still holds a two game lead on new york for the best record in the east the yankees edge the blue jays to one in ten innings mlb all star game a week from tomorrow in dc the red sox be well represented boston one of three teams with five also stars houston and cleveland are the others mookie betts and jd martinez will start for the american league squad moreland is reserved chris sale and craig kimbrel earn spots benintendi one of five players eligible for the final fan vote online celtics hornets tonight and summer league play in las vegas that's seven o'clock cs great frank ramsey passed away yesterday he was eighty six ramsey won seven championships with boston was an all american at kentucky cavaliers coach tyron lou will have breakfast with lakers coach luke walton this morning to discuss what it's like coaching lebron james or getting coached by lebron james depending on how you want to look at it well also reached out james old coach erik spoelstra in miami also kevin na one at the greenbrier nineteen under total good for five stroke win adam kaufman.
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on WEEI
"Him one to pitch breaking ball down in a way to balls and two strikes two and two infield in a traditional alignment for the right handed hitting stats you stacey has over three tonight struck out flied out and grounded out greg period has the saudi wants from kristen and the two two on the way swaying gonna miss straight three blow it by them overmatched heavy duty fastball has that rising affect ninety eight miles an hour it started in the strike zone and stasi really had no chance on that one because i mean it looked like it it rose six inches it has that effect it's it's an odd effect but extremely effective for craig kimbrel tony kemp at the plate with one down nobody on jd davis has grabbed a bat for houston he's in the ondeck circle starts off the left handed hitting kept with a breaking ball just a mess with him just to say hi i'm craig kimbrel in your now down on one i'm gonna guess you're not going to see another pitch that slow the rest of the back was over to since entering beginning and he locked him up on a pitch down in any did throw the curveball again threw it out the back foot kept started the swing couldn't stop it and he's in the hole nothing in two since two thousand sixteen craig is second among major league relievers in strikeouts the batters faced third in strikeouts per nine averaging nearly just a little under fifteen strikeouts per nine innings oh to pitch swing and lifted in the air to shadow lafayette coming in benintendi what's up into the ceiling he makes the catch and the astros down to their final out about the year that he had last year he struck out almost literally half the batters he faced over the course of the season which is remarkable i think he and kenley jansen of the dodgers we're close in strikeouts per batter but was a little bit better two down and jimmy davis will take over for jake is nick for those of us who lived through closer by committee for the red sox and number of years ago trust me this is better when you've got that that stud closer who comes in almost a sure thing paople bone in his prime but kimble better he is better.
"craig kimbrel" Discussed on WEEI
"And make it a strong bullpen reinforced me traded for craig kimbrel well that was last year i mean this this past off season he didn't do anything they're hoping the tyler burden disaster i'm not giving up one run in his last nine outings before tonight well i you're gonna be pissed jeff and i think it's a bigger discussion about dave dombrowski they never replaced who addison reed is the guy that i'm thinking of they never replaced addison reed at the back into the bullpen eventually maybe tyler thornburg replaces them maybe until then they're an arm short in the bullpen and if you wanna tell me matt barnes can't be relied upon on the road i would buy it he's been awfully good since about the middle of april one two three four five six seven eight nine one run allowed in his last night outings laura zero from five seven nine down to five after scoreless outing texts over the weekend on the road he's been a question the last couple of years eighthinning maybe not his spot you can use him the issue was certainly matt barnes and matt barnes not throwing strikes i have you wanna bang on barnes and i go forward but i i can't take one bad outing in a month and tell you matt barnes has to go they need an arm what what they need is tyler burgers leading up down a triple a they need him to come back to need a toddler form berg to be really really good they need warburg to be their eighth inning guy 'cause they don't have that guy like say for example craig kimbrel got through that spot tonight craig kimbrel came on first and third one out in the eighth inning is a chance that they wanted just get those two outs and then let somebody else closed the game in the ninth who the hell was taking the ball night thinning smith had pitch barnes at pitt with joe kelly gonna pitch the night that who was pitching the ninth so to jeff's point he may set he may have said it a little bit more than i would dave dombrowski needs to start hoping as he's be begging quite frankly the tyler thornburg comes back and be the guy that they.