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    It will be interesting to see the contract detail. How much? How long?

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    Maddon on when Kimbrel will be ready:

    Manager Joe Maddon, speaking in hypotheticals, said Sunday in St. Louis it would probably take at least three weeks.

    “But who knows, he could have been throwing to a junior-college team the whole time,” Maddon said
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...605-story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull View Post
    It will be interesting to see the contract detail. How much? How long?
    Rosenthal reports 3 years for 45 million...not sure that deal ends well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornsby View Post
    Rosenthal reports 3 years for 45 million...not sure that deal ends well.
    Agreed but still for this season having Edwards, Cishek, Strop setting up Kimbrel is a very good bullpen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornsby View Post
    Rosenthal reports 3 years for 45 million...not sure that deal ends well.
    I get worrying about long term deals for older guys, but 3 years for a 31 year old relief pitcher doesn't seem like it would be at the top of my worry list

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Feral Slasher View Post
    I get worrying about long term deals for older guys, but 3 years for a 31 year old relief pitcher doesn't seem like it would be at the top of my worry list
    I'm with you. I don't remember--were there any reports that Kimbrel could have gotten more than this in the offseason? It seems like he could have.

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    Isn't Kimbrel's deal actually for 2.5 years since almost half of this year is over? So, $45 million over 2.5 years works out to around $18 million per full season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    I'm with you. I don't remember--were there any reports that Kimbrel could have gotten more than this in the offseason? It seems like he could have.
    Wasn't he asking for $100mm and every time it came up it was said he wasn't budging off that number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Wasn't he asking for $100mm and every time it came up it was said he wasn't budging off that number?
    Yes, but I don't recall if any credible reports suggested the highest he was actually offered. I'd bet he could have gotten better than $45 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    Yes, but I don't recall if any credible reports suggested the highest he was actually offered. I'd bet he could have gotten better than $45 million.
    I think that's fair.

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