Friday, November 2, 2018

POLL: More Than Six In Ten Would Jettison Craig Kimbrel Over Kelly/Eovaldi

Final voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a little more than six in ten readers (62%) would be "most comfortable" with the Red Sox letting current closer Craig Kimbrel go to free-agency—rather than losing either Joe Kelly or Nathan Eovaldi (if we could only keep two). As the chart shows, just over one-quarter of readers (26%) would opt for Kelly going, while just 12% would be comfortable with the team parting ways with Eovaldi. Today at 5PM Eastern is the deadline for the Red Sox to make a qualifying offer of $17.9 million to Kimbrel and/or Kelly. Eovaldi is not eligible to get the qualifying offer since he was traded in mid-season. Stay tuned!