80sballboy wrote:Love how the Nats FO show interest in Kimbrel but the Lerners are not willing to go over the lux tax to pay him a big deal. To what, pay an extra three million? Looks like he might end up in Milwaukee. I don't mind the bullpen and I like the three pickups. I think Rosenthal was good insurance as the backup closer. But Kimbrel, aside from postseason, is one of the best in the game and you'd like to keep him away from Philly and Atlanta.
We pick on Washington, but it's Atlanta that's the real cheapskate here. Kimbrel's a hero in Atlanta - where he started - and the Braves bullpen is a huge questionmark with one of their 2 co-closers who really aren't closers injured, and they admit that they haven't had any talks about acquiring Kimbrell. Some corporation owns the Braves, and they refuse to spend money.
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