MLB executive says Red Sox are out of the running for top closer target

MLB executive says Red Sox are out of the running for top closer target

According to ESPNs Buster Olney, one high-ranking baseball executive believes the Red Sox are out on obtaining Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel may have starred in Boston formerly, winning a World Series ring in 2018. Discussed to a high-ranking MLB exec that the Red Sox may be a natural landing area for Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel will be the most sought after gamer in the trade market.

According to ESPNs Buster Olney, one high-ranking baseball executive thinks the Red Sox are out on getting Chicago Cubs better Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel might have starred in Boston previously, winning a World Series ring in 2018. The very same baseball executive believes it will boil down to these two groups for Kimbrels services: The Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics.
It sounds like if Kimbrel leaves the NL Central later on this month, it will be to an AL West contender.

Pointed out to a high-ranking MLB officer that the Red Sox may be a natural landing spot for Craig Kimbrel. He pressed back, and speculated that Kimbrels location will boil down to either the Astros or the Athletics. Kimbrel will be the most desirable gamer in the trade market.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 6, 2021.

It would make sense for the Cubs to send out Kimbrel back over to the American League in a due date offer. Boston may be out of it, but Houston and Oakland have to like their opportunities.
The Red Sox might not remain in the Kimbrel sweepstakes, but a lot can alter in the next few weeks.

Boston Red Sox: Craig Kimbrel is not expected to return at the trade deadline.
Chicago will be among the most interesting watches as the trade due date techniques. The Cubs will have to restore at some time, potentially as early as next year. While they played terrific baseball in May and throughout the first half of June, an awful April and a bad last few weeks have them falling out of contention quick. They have actually made tradable properties with Kimbrel possibly the most valuable.

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