ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Craig Kimbrel is looking for a six-year contract.
And I want a pony.
To be sure, Kimbrel should get a big deal, but it’s hard to imagine any team going six years on a relief pitcher with nine years and 542 games under his belt. Even if they’re great games for the most part as they are in Kimbrel’s case. That’s especially true given that Kimbrel rejected the qualifying offer the Red Sox made him, meaning any signing team will have to forfeit a draft pick in order to get him.
Bryce Harper hadn’t even addressed his new hometown fans before his Phillies jersey started selling like hotcakes. Since then, he’s said all the expected things. Talking about joining the Phillies, he said, “From day one, it felt right … I always talk about family and being a family, being one unit, and I get that from this team. Every guy has your back and vice versa. I’m very excited to go into battle with these guys.”
Harper is continuing to pander hard to Phillies fans. Behold his latest Instagram post:
Has anyone ever really longed to see the Liberty Bell?
Harper also famously recreated that Chase Utley scene from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with actor Rob McElhenney on Twitter:
In Harper’s next post, he will talk about alternating bottles of You-eng-ling beers with glasses of “wooder.” He’ll add that every so often he will treat himself to a steak sandwich with cheese on it, then go home to watch all of the movies in the Rocky series.