Twins Reportedly Top-Bidder in Existing Offers for Closer Craig Kimbrel
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It was only a couple of days ago when Toups called for the Twins to make a big and legitimate offer for Closing Pitcher, Craig Kimbrel. Well, if Seth believes this guy on Twitter (he has lots of listed credentials but Doogie doesn’t know him… so how big can Paul really be?), he’s probably battling an erection as I type.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.19.9″]
Best offer for Kimbrel appears to be Twins, told it’s 3-yr/$45M. SD + PHI also interested.
Also hearing ATL still “nosing around” both Gio + Keuchel.
SD still appears Manny landing spot (now hearing 5/185 is top offer) #WaitingGame @ScoutsHonorPod @929TheGame @MikeConti929
— Paul Crane (@PaulCrane7) February 1, 2019
TBD. Can say that I have never heard of Paul Crane. But it's possible after that was about the offer they made to Grandal. I also don't see him coming to Minnesota for 3/45, just like Grandal.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) February 1, 2019
In my own elite baseball opinion (which I know is why you’re here), the Twins can go ahead and land Kimbrel but it’s just making up for guys that you missed on earlier in free agency. You were being too stubborn on contract length with others so you ended up with guys like Martin Perez and Blake Parker instead of who you were targeting. Now, you need to land Kimbrel for $15M/yr for 3 years (or maybe more when it’s all done) to keep shit from being dropped at your doorstep on a nightly basis.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.19.9″]
But even with that being the case, there is no doubt that Craig would bolster our bullpen into respectibility. Also, if 2019 starts successfully and we already have the 4-time MLB saves leader sitting in our pen, our upstairs brass could focus trade talks on landing the best possible starter to fill what would be BY FAR the biggest team weakness, while we look to bulk up for a playoff push at the deadline.
In other words, Kimbrel is a good add and I’m happy to have him but money could’ve been spent better elsewhere, earlier on (especially at starting pitcher).
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