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Kimbrel and Upton to Padres??

Postby cardsfan » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:24 pm

Can anyone confirm please?
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Re: Kimbrel and Upton to Padres??

Postby cardsfan » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:26 pm

Its confirmed. Grilli in Atlanta?
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Re: Kimbrel and Upton to Padres??

Postby Millhouse » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:32 pm

Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal 42s43 seconds ago
Complete deal: Kimbrel and B.J. from #Braves to #Padres for Quentin, Maybin, Wisler, Paroubeck and 41st pick.
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Re: Kimbrel and Upton to Padres??

Postby cardsfan » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:33 pm

Thanks Mill. Grilli will be closing?
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Re: Kimbrel and Upton to Padres??

Postby daullaz » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:07 pm

No good answer for Braves closer. Could be Grilli, could be Jim Johnson, could eventually be Avilan. Could be Foltynewicz long-term. Could be whomever the Braves get for the Freddie Freeman/Nick Markakis combo I'm sure they are shopping right now. :-{ :-P
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Re: Kimbrel and Upton to Padres??

Postby kab21 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:19 am

This makes no sense for the Padres. Why take on all of that money and trade prospects for Kimbrel (whom they still have to pay)?
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Re: Kimbrel and Upton to Padres??

Postby ayebatter » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:49 am

kab21 wrote:This makes no sense for the Padres. Why take on all of that money and trade prospects for Kimbrel (whom they still have to pay)?


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Re: Kimbrel and Upton to Padres??

Postby kab21 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:52 pm

Taking on Melvin's contract results in paying 25+M/yr for a closer. And giving up prospects and draft pick to do it. that is an awful trade. If they wanted to overpay for a closer then Robertson and Miller were available early in the offseason for significantly less money. Or Papelbon is probably available for anything. There were better ways to find a closer than this knee jerk move.
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