Craig Kimbrel

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Rob Bradford
December 29, 2017 - 12:31 pm
It's a good day for Craig Kimbrel. The Red Sox closer didn't need to lift a finger Friday, but he sure found some positive news at the end of the calendar year. For that, he can thank Wade Davis. According to multiple reports, the Rockies have agreed to terms with Davis on a three-year deal worth $...
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Rob Bradford
November 27, 2017 - 10:28 pm
You can't really criticize Dave Dombrowski for the strategy. Two years ago, he dealt prized prospect Manuel Margot, along with fellow minor-leaguers Logan Allen, Javier Guerra and Carlos Asuaje to the Padres for Craig Kimbrel. What they got was one of the game's best closers for three seasons. It...
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Rob Bradford
November 02, 2017 - 11:31 am
The Red Sox made a bunch of moves Thursday. None of them were any big surprise. Most notably, the team exercised the options of both Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel for the 2018 season. Sale will now get paid $12.5 million during the upcoming season, with Kimbrel in line to get $13 million. While it...
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Ryan Hannable
October 09, 2017 - 7:49 pm
Craig Kimbrel picked a bad day to have one of his worst outings of the season. Kimbrel entered the game in the eighth inning with the game tied at three and a runner on first base and two outs, a few batters after Chris Sale allowed a game-tying homer. The hard-throwing righty then issued a wild...
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Rob Bradford
October 09, 2017 - 5:16 pm
It was trending toward the improbable. The Red Sox had seemingly found the formula to beat the seemingly unbeatable Astros, heading into the eighth inning Monday with a one-run lead and their best pitcher playing the role of hero. Then reality hit. Chris Sale, who had come on to play the role of...
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Rob Bradford
August 30, 2017 - 12:17 pm
TORONTO -- Tuesday night was the third straight appearance for Craig Kimbrel. It worked out just fine. Three batters, two strikeouts, and his 31st save. "I basically feel great," Kimbrel told WEEI.com prior to the Red Sox' 3-0 win. "I've thrown back-to-back outings, with a good number of pitches,...
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Win, dance, repeat.
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John Tomase
July 14, 2017 - 12:01 pm
The midseason report card is a staple of All-Star break coverage. Everyone writes them. Here's one . Here's another . And another . And another . They're easy to write, easy to read, and they fill space. I've written dozens of them over the years. You can bang out one of those suckers in 90 minutes...
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Dave Dombrowski
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John Tomase
July 12, 2017 - 12:26 am
Nearly two years into Dave Dombrowski's tenure as Red Sox director of baseball operations, he has one playoff team on his resume and another presumably on the way. The Red Sox enter the second half as one of the best teams in baseball -- despite seemingly not playing anywhere close to their...
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Rob Bradford
July 11, 2017 - 11:56 pm
Robinson Cano was the true hero in the American League's fifth straight All-Star Game win Tuesday night. But some of the Red Sox chipped in along the way. Cano's solo blast in the 10th inning off Cubs closer Wade Davis proved to be the difference in handing the A.L. a victory, with Andrew Miller...
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