Atlanta should shop Kimbrel
Braves could get a lot more for their closer than he's worth in a new deal
Since coming up during the 2010 season, Kimbrel has been the pitcher that hitters have least desired to face, striking out an otherworldly 15.1 batters per nine innings. Kimbrel's career line -- 15-7 with a 1.39 ERA, with 381 strikeouts in 227 1/3 innings -- looks like what a starting pitcher would put up in the best season we've ever seen.
By any measure, from traditional statistics to sabermetric statistics to simply watching Kimbrel humiliate a batter to end the game, this man is an amazing pitcher.
This is also why Kimbrel should be wearing another uniform when baseball resumes next spring.
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