Saturday, March 2, 2019

Brock Holt Claims Craig Kimbrel Had No Free-Agent Offers As Of Last Month

In a stunning revelation, Red Sox utility-man supreme Brock Holt revealed that free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel had not gotten any offers as of last month—when Holt spoke with him. You may recall that Kimbrel had begun his free-agent quest demanding 6 years and $100 million. Despite his stellar career numbers, that was clearly a bit of a reach. And as of the beginning of March, he's still out there. There were suggestions that the Phillies might nab Kimbrel—but that's unlikely now with that team's outlay of $330 million for Bryce Harper. In the 2018 championship season for Boston, Kimbrel posted 42 saves with a 2.74 ERA—but struggled some in the post-season. It may come down to two of Kimbrel's old clubs—the Braves and the Red Sox (both on short-term "pillow" deals). Stay tuned.