Sunday, March 3, 2019

Potential Sox Closer Ryan Brasier Injured: Why Isn't Kimbrel Here Yet!?!

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Please, don't let us hear John Henry crying poor-mouth again! The 2019 Boston Red Sox are in serious need of a pitcher to close out games. Craig Kimbrel—even with his imperfections—is the best option on the market. And, as of this morning, he still sits out there. One of Boston's new closer candidates—Ryan Brasieris now injured and doubtful to make Opening Day (despite typically over-optimistic claims to the contrary). And, do you really want Matt Barnes closing out games, or (God forbid) Tyler Thornburg? So, if the Red Sox need to go deep into the luxury tax sinkhole—fine! Go already! It's not our money—it's billionaire Henry's money. Do the Red Sox really want to repeat as World Series Champions, or is Henry's foreign soccer toy now more important to him? Dave Dombrowski should immediately offer Kimbrel a one-or-two-year "pillow" deal and get some real pitchers slotted into the back end of the Red Sox bullpen.