Craig Kimbrel


The Atlanta Braves' trade of star closer Craig Kimbrel to the San Diego Padres on Easter Sunday came as a surprise to many, even after their long offseason of rebuilding.


When news broke on Sunday the Atlanta Braves were trading star closer Craig Kimbrel to the San Diego Padres, or in other words out of the NL East, Nationals fans celebrated on Twitter.


Just hours before the 2015 MLB season is set to begin, the Atlanta Braves have pulled off another blockbuster trade, this time sending superstar closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton, J


2014 record: 79-83, T-2nd place in NL East

Manager: Fredi Gonzalez, 5th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $93 million


As the ball went screaming off Anthony Rendon’s bat and soared toward the bullpen in deep left-center field, anything seemed possible, from the Nationals’ standpoint, for the first time in a long