Cubs sign Craig Kimbrel

  1. #1
    CincySportsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 08
    Posts
    7,753

    Cubs sign Craig Kimbrel

    Ugh...why'd it have to be someone from the NL Central?

    Cubs reach deal with 7-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel after hot streak persuades Theo Epstein to get aggressive

    3 year deal worth $43 million. So, the Reds can enjoy seeing him through 2021. Yay. At least @00Rocket28 is probably happy.
    Advertisement

  2. #2
    UKMustangFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 05
    Location
    Family of 4, coming January 2019...
    Posts
    64,291

    Will be interesting to see how the extended time off treats him.

  3. #3
    sumoroyal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 04
    Location
    Maysville, KY
    Posts
    10,637

    The rich gets richer!!!

  4. #4
    Jumpman4004's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 08
    Location
    Livin' Life
    Posts
    485



    This helps in the area that is the one glaring weakness for the Cubs. Their bullpen has been dreadful at times.

  5. #5
    CincySportsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 08
    Posts
    7,753

    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    The rich gets richer!!!
    I'd be fine if it was the Yankees...but, man when it's a team you have to face 39 bazillion times each year, it's tough.

    Now watch, Keuchel will sign with the Cardinals, and we'll really get it stuck to us.

  6. #6
    Voice of Reason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 08
    Location
    N. KY.
    Posts
    32,603

    Kuechel will sign with someone soon, now that the baseball draft is over.

  7. #7
    Voice of Reason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 08
    Location
    N. KY.
    Posts
    32,603

    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    I'd be fine if it was the Yankees...but, man when it's a team you have to face 39 bazillion times each year, it's tough.

    Now watch, Keuchel will sign with the Cardinals, and we'll really get it stuck to us.
    Who would you rather have - Kuechel or Alex Wood? Obviously health of Wood is a factor, but if Wood is healthy I would rather sign him to a 3 year deal than Kuechel.

  8. #8
    CincySportsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 08
    Posts
    7,753

    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Who would you rather have - Kuechel or Alex Wood? Obviously health of Wood is a factor, but if Wood is healthy I would rather sign him to a 3 year deal than Kuechel.
    If you tell me we'd get either of them for the next 3 years, I'd be happy. Unfortunately, I have a feeling we may not end up with either.

  9. #9
    Voice of Reason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 08
    Location
    N. KY.
    Posts
    32,603

    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    If you tell me we'd get either of them for the next 3 years, I'd be happy. Unfortunately, I have a feeling we may not end up with either.
    True that. However, the Reds have a very good pitcher already on staff for this year if he gets healthy.

  10. #10
    John Anthony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 07
    Location
    "Weakness is strong, we must be stronger."
    Posts
    23,366

    My only question is, if he’s vintage Kimbrel, one of the most dominant guys in the league or not?

  11. #11
    00Rocket28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 03
    Posts
    23,367

    Well it canít hurt. If we can ever get Morrow back, having these 2 alternating appearances or something could be nice. Strop working as a setup man, and maybe make a deadline deal for another left handed reliever would go along ways in our pen which is really our only weak spot.

  12. #12
    CincySportsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 08
    Posts
    7,753

    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    Well it can’t hurt. If we can ever get Morrow back, having these 2 alternating appearances or something could be nice. Strop working as a setup man, and maybe make a deadline deal for another left handed reliever would go along ways in our pen which is really our only weak spot.
    I'll trade you Kimbrel for Zach Duke if you want another left hander. Shoot, I'll even throw in Wandy Peralta.

  13. #13
    00Rocket28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 03
    Posts
    23,367

    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    I'll trade you Kimbrel for Zach Duke if you want another left hander. Shoot, I'll even throw in Wandy Peralta.

Top