MLB Network's Jon Heyman told Dukes and Bell that the move back to Atlanta seems right for both parties.
"I think that's what makes sense, back to Atlanta. I think he'd love that. He's from the south, he played there," Heyman said. "(The Braves) could use a closer. The division is getting better. I think it all makes sense, and I wouldn't be shocked if that's the way it happened. I think a lot of people around baseball would not be shocked if that happened."
While Heyman believes the Braves should sign Kimbrel, if they don't, he suggested another free agent they should pursue.
"If not Kimbrel, (Dallas) Keuchel," Heyman said. "They could use a lefty starter in the rotation, a little veteran starter as well. Either one, I think, would do well for them."