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Padres | Craig Kimbrel won't be dealt

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:47:53 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel was claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown team, but the Padres have no intentions of trading him.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel is one of the best relievers in the game, but his 12.24 K/9 is the lowest of his career. He'll be 28 next season, so it's something to consider when drafting next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Padres | Craig Kimbrel gets save No. 33

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 05:32:55 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel picked up his 33rd save of the season Saturday, Aug. 15, against the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel is on pace for the fewest saves and the lowest strikeout rate of his career, while also having a career high ERA. While Kimbrel is still a top-tier closer, it goes to show the volatility of the position to see one of the best struggle, and he should be dropped a few rounds next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Astros | Houston out on Craig Kimbrel

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:50:04 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel is not going to the Houston Astros, as one source said "that ship has sailed."

Fantasy Tip: The New York Yankees were pushing hard for Kimbrel, too, and it looks like they won't land him, either. For now, it appears that Luke Gregerson will retain the closer's job in Houston and keep his fantasy value as a ninth-inning stopper. However, the trade deadline hasn't passed yet, so a lot can still go down.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Evan Drellich

Yankees | NY willing to part with Jorge Mateo?

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:34:38 -0700

New York Yankees SS Jorge Mateo was available to the San Diego Padres in a package for RP Craig Kimbrel, according to a source. However, a deal for Kimbrel appears to be a no-go, and the Yankees expect the Padres to send him somewhere else now.

Fantasy Tip: Marte is the Yankees top infield prospect, and they hold him in high regard, which shows how badly they wanted to land Kimbrel. As of now, that deal and talks appear to be off. Andrew Miller may be safe from losing much of his fantasy value after all.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Padres | Craig Kimbrel drawing plenty of interest

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:21:23 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel has been involved in trade talks with six different teams leading into the trade deadline Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: It would seem Kimbrel is a lock to be traded, but if teams aren't ponying up with the right pieces, he could still stick with the Friars. There is a small chance he is traded to a contender and not utilized as a closer, but it is highly unlikely. Don't make any hasty moves, Kimbrel will likely remain a high-end closer once the deadline passes.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Yankees | NY won't settle for Ian Kennedy, Joaquin Benoit

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:09:23 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy and RP Joaquin Benoit are not of interest to the New York Yankees if they can't acquire Padres RP Craig Kimbrel, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Kennedy, Benoit or Kimbrel could all still be dealt in separate deals, but the Yankees have their sights set high while trying to upgrade an already stellar bullpen. Stay tuned as the trade deadline approaches.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Yankees | NY out on Craig Kimbrel?

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:28:33 -0700

The New York Yankees' talks for San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel broke down Thursday, July 30, and they have not revived Friday, July 31. The Yankees see Miami Marlins RP Carter Capps as another option.

Fantasy Tip: The Yankees desperately want to bolster what has already been a lights-out bullpen this year with Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller fortifying the back end. If Kimbrel is acquired, Miller will lose a lot of his value. If Capps comes in, expect him to set up in some capacity.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Yankees | NY really wants Craig Kimbrel

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:43:29 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel is of interest to the New York Yankees, and they are willing to pay all of the $28 million remaining on his contract through the 2017 season. However, it isn't known what the Yankees are willing to offer in terms of players, and they declined to give up SS prospect Jorge Mateo.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel will remain an elite fantasy closing option, regardless of if he stays in San Diego or not. Andrew Miller would lose significant fantasy value if Kimbrel comes on board to take the Yankees' ninth-inning duties. Expect either Joaquin Benoit or Brandon Maurer to jump into the closing role if Kimbrel leaves San Diego.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Red Sox | Boston interested in Craig Kimbrel

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:47:13 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel is now drawing interest from the Boston Red Sox, according to sources. The New York Yankees and Houston Astros are also discussing the Padres closer. The Red Sox could look to acquire one of San Diego's starting pitchers, too.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel likely won't lose any of his fantasy value if he's traded, as he's expected to close wherever he lands. In Boston, Koji Uehara would lose most of his fantasy appeal if Kimbrel joined the BoSox. Joaquin Benoit or Brandon Maurer would be the likely candidates to take over the ninth-inning duties in San Diego if Kimbrel leaves town.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Yankees | Craig Kimbrel targeted by NYY

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:17:15 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel is a target for the New York Yankees, according to ESPN. The Yankees would assume Kimbrel's contract and offer a "good prospect" in return.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel is rumored to be headed to several teams, so stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal