The Boston Red Sox have traded for closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres in exchange for four prospects. If the Red Sox are rebuilding, they've done a great job at solidifying the back end of their bullpen by trading for Kimbrel. Kimbrel is just 27 years old and arguably the best closer in the game since 2010. For his career, the righty has a 1.63 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. His strikeout numbers are ridiculous, as he has struck out 563 batters in 348 innings.
San Diego will acquire outfielder Manuel Margot, infielders Javier Guerra, Carlos Asuaje and left handed pitcher Logan Allen.
Margot is the best prospect the Padres received in the trade. The 20 year old hit .276 with 27 doubles, 9 triples, 6 home runs, with 50 RBI and 39 stolen bases this year in the minor leagues.
General consensus: Red Sox paid monster price for two years + option of a RP. CF Manuel Margot and SS Javier Guerra both have huge ceilings.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 14, 2015