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Saturday, December 24, 2022

Phillies, Craig Kimbrel agree to 1-year, $10 million deal, sources say

Free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel and the Philadelphia Phillies are in agreement on a one-year, $10 million contract, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The 14-year veteran and eight-time All-Star had an up-and-down first year with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season.

Kimbrel posted a 3.75 ERA and a career-low 27.7% strikeout rate with the Dodgers.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 24, 2022 at 12:07 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: December 24, 2022 at 12:34 AM (#6110794)
Philly will be such a kind, patient, and nurturing environment for Kimbrel to turn things around.
   2. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: December 24, 2022 at 10:47 AM (#6110805)
career-low 27.7% strikeout rate

Thought I'd point out how insane this is. Kimbrel is obviously extreme in this regard, but that this is his career LOW is some indication of the degree to which TTO has taken over baseball.
   3. I Am Not a Number Posted: December 24, 2022 at 10:51 AM (#6110807)
Not only is 27% his career low, it is by far since his career rate is 40%. And his high water mark was 50%.
   4. John DiFool2 Posted: December 24, 2022 at 11:48 AM (#6110814)
Good place as any to inquire where Aroldis Chapman is going to end up, if anywhere. If his issues with that tattoo were ever discussed here (that I just found on Google) I must have missed it.
   5. JRVJ Posted: December 24, 2022 at 11:56 AM (#6110816)
Kimbrel on a one year deal is an acceptable risk for the Phillies, especially because they've shown that they can dump players that don't work out (e.g., Familia, Herrera and Gregorius last year).
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 24, 2022 at 12:11 PM (#6110820)
This seems like a great deal in the current reliever market. I'd much rather have Kimbrel than any of Rogers, Lugo, Strom, Martin, Kelly, etc.

He was elite in 2021, and you're only on the hook for one year.
   7. Misaelcollins Posted: December 25, 2022 at 09:35 AM (#6110870)
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   8. i don't vibrate on the frequency of the 57i66135 Posted: December 25, 2022 at 10:20 AM (#6110872)

if you know, you know.
   9. John Reynard Posted: December 25, 2022 at 01:07 PM (#6110884)
especially because they've shown that they can dump players that don't work out (e.g., Familia, Herrera and Gregorius last year)

Post-Girardi the Phillies seem to finally understand sunk cost. This is a good thing.

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