News broke early Sunday morning from Sunny Orlando, Florida that Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has officially signed a four year $42M contract, plus a $13M fifth-year option.
“It’s exciting to know I’m going to be the same teammates with the same organization in a place I love” Kimbrel said.
He will also have a $3.5M in incentives that could make if $57.5M if he achieves a couple of accomplishments and incentives are reached – via All-Star, Cy Young, etc.
“I want to be closing out division titles and (league) championships and World Series. And we have the team to do it” Kimbrel said.
This new Frank Wren checkbook has come to quite the surprise for Braves fans but it’s definitely putting excitement in the air.
Since the news broke on Craig, twitter took storm to “who’s next” for the Braves to sign – could it be Andrelton Simmons? Mike Minor? Kris Medlen? We’ll have to wait and see but for now, locking up Kimbrel makes my heart race in anticipation for the season.
Take a listen to what Braves GM Frank Wren said about the Kimbrel signing….