Free agent closer Craig Kimbrel remains unsigned and his contract demands might have something to do with it. He was reportedly seeking a record setting 6-year, $120 million deal.
Obviously there weren’t any takers, and despite being the best player who remains unsigned, Kimbrel isn’t getting any closer to signing a deal.
Via MLB Trade Rumors:
According to Bowden, agent Dave Meter not only set out in search of a six-year, $120MM for Kimbrel, but has continued to demand a record-seeking deal this spring. Bowden claims that, “even as late as March,” the Kimbrel camp “was still seeking a five-year pact in the $100 million range.”
The further we get away from opening day, the lower Kimbrel’s expectations have become. According to Ken Rosenthal, he is now seeking a deal more inline with Wade Davis and Zack Britton.
Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel continues to seek a deal he believes to be fair and in the range of two recent free-agent relievers, Wade Davis (3 years, $52M) and Zack Britton (3/$39M), sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 13, 2019
If Kimbrel’s contract demands have really come back down to reality, he shouldn’t be unsigned for much longer.
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