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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 10:44 AM

ESPN: Deal close
https://www.espn.com...g-craig-kimbrel

 

 

 

Kimbrel

https://en.wikipedia...i/Craig_Kimbrel

 

https://www.espn.com...3/craig-kimbrel

 

https://www.fangraph...tats?position=P



#2 mdrunning

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 10:53 AM

Elias didn't offer any confirmation about signing Kimbrel. Just said that the Orioles were seeking a reliever.

 

We may be getting ahead of ourselves here.



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Posted 06 December 2023 - 10:59 AM

Elias didn't offer any confirmation about signing Kimbrel. Just said that the Orioles were seeking a reliever.

 

We may be getting ahead of ourselves here.


Nothing finalized until it's finalized, but Olney, Rosenthal, etc all reporting the same thing.



#4 DuffMan

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 11:03 AM

Has there been a physical completed yet, because until that's done I'm not counting on this happening.



#5 Mackus

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 11:33 AM


Nothing finalized until it's finalized, but Olney, Rosenthal, etc all reporting the same thing.

 

But none of those guys are reporting final.  They are saying close.  



#6 Biggsy

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 11:41 AM

Can part of the agreement be that he has to stop doing his stupid arm on a shelf thing while getting his sign?
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Posted 06 December 2023 - 12:07 PM

But none of those guys are reporting final.  They are saying close.  


Which is exactly what I linked to in the opening post?



#8 You Play to Win the Game

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 12:26 PM

I think people may be thinking you posted this thread in the O's Players section like each Orioles player has. But it's not in that section, yet. It's just in the general Baltimore Orioles talk thread. Makes sense to me. Most of the talk on him is over in the trade deadline thread though, perhaps those should be merged here. Or not, doesn't really matter to me. Things are quiet these days. 



#9 BaltBird 24

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 12:29 PM

Can't hurt to add another quality arm to the pen. Still would like to see Wells as a back end arm. Kimbrel, Wells, Cano, Hall could be a nasty 7-9 combo.

#10 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 12:32 PM

Also Tate, who's supposedly healthy.



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Posted 06 December 2023 - 12:51 PM

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#12 CantonJester

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 01:12 PM

Not a fan. 



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Posted 06 December 2023 - 01:16 PM

Not a fan. 

Honestly, me either. I'm open to becoming one though, I guess. He could help. This signing could also fall flat. 

 

I think they have to try to get some experience. This team is too good not to. At the same time, this FO is seemingly really good at money balling the P staff. I hope they take a couple fliers too, that come cheap.



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Posted 06 December 2023 - 01:23 PM

Hader is a different beast, though a route I'd have pursued.  Other than that, I have no complaints about them preferring Kimbrel to Hicks or Stephenson or Robertson.  Signing two of these types would be a good idea, IMO.  I think we have a lot of pumpkin potential in our returning RP corps, so would like to add more guys with experience to raise the floor a bit even at the risk of overcrowding or having to jettison someone without options.



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Posted 06 December 2023 - 01:28 PM

I def like him more than Robertson. More than Hicks too tbh. This was a good target considering Hader was never gonna happen realistically. People just assume anyone can close games. Its a horrible assumption to make. Give the the guy whos done it over 400 times and showed last year he is still effective. You go to his savant page you see a lot of red.
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Posted 06 December 2023 - 01:49 PM

I'd love a Kimbrel and Stephenson offseason. Probably more of a one or the other situation, though.

Kimbrel has the much better track record. Stephenson has the age advantage.

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 02:36 PM

Totally fine with Kimbrel. He has "it". 

 

Jordan Hicks is not good for those of you wanting to go down that road. Seen enough Cards games in the past to know that. They also yo-yo'd him into a starter's role for a minute that went not good at all. Maybe he needed the change of scenery as his numbers have improved. 

 

But Kimbrel would be my top get given that Hader isn't fitting under the salary cap, like him more than Hicks, real small sample size for Stephenson in his role. 


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Posted 06 December 2023 - 03:42 PM

Official. 1/13 with a club option.
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Posted 06 December 2023 - 03:46 PM

I like it. Not a terrible lot of money for a still quality back end arm. Like 2035 said - still plenty of red in his baseball savant.

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 03:49 PM

Respectable signing. I don't love due to some concerning numbers as he's aging, but for reasons stated, he is likely a solid addition at closer, which is a need.




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