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Brewers having 'serious' talks with All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel

Posted at 2:22 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 16:17:10-04

MILWAUKEE — Considering that the Milwaukee Brewers arguably had the best bullpen in MLB last season, adding one of the best closers in the game would be complete domination.

The Brewers are having "serious" discussions with former Red Sox closer and World Series champion Craig Kimbrel, according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman.

When the MLB offseason began, Kimbrel expressed that he wanted a long-term deal. Rumors were thrown around that he wanted a six-year deal somewhere around $100 million.

The 30-year-old is a seven-time All-Star, with 333 career saves. Forty-two of those saves came last season, when his team won the World Series.

Perhaps now that no one has expressed interest in signing Kimbrel to a long-term deal, he might reduce his asking price to join forces with Josh Hader, Jeremy Jeffress and Corey Knebel.

Only time will tell, but the addition of Kimbrel would be one of the biggest free-agent signings the Brewers have had in recent memory.