It's time for the bi-annual discussion of what team should acquire eight-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel next.
The Chicago White Sox traded for Kimbrel after he had a tremendous first half with the cross-town rival Cubs, but used him as a set-up man for Liam Hendricks. That arrangement didn't work out, as Kimbrel posted a 5.09 ERA and 4.56 FIP in 24 games with the White Sox. That came after he had a 0.49 ERA and 1.10 FIP in 39 games with the Cubs, a period that also saw him convert 23 of 25 save attempts. Closers are often different animals, and some really aren't meant to pitch anywhere other than the ninth inning.