Braves-Kimbrel close on money, not on contract length

Closer Craig Kimbrel
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"The Braves have agreed to come up money-wise but not years-wise, and that's why Kimbrel is still out there," said Crane. "He wants 3-5 years and it's hard to imagine anybody is going to give him that. If he's not willing to take a short-term offer I don't know if the Braves are willing to jump in"

Paul also shared what he's heard about Keuchel.

Am told Keuchel has offer from NYY, but wants more. Waiting on numbers from ATL. @929TheGame @MikeConti929

— Paul Crane (@PaulCrane7) June 5, 2019

"(It's) $10 million for the rest of the year for Keuchel if he wants to pitch for the Yankees," said Crane. "He'd like something for this year and another year added on. I'm told the other teams involved are the Braves and Twins."