Kimbrel doesn't just want a six-year deal, he wants a record-breaking contract.

MLB hot stove: Craig Kimbrel looking for deal 'north of $100 million,' report says


Former Red Sox reliever Craig Kimbrel is one of the best closers of all time and he wants to be paid like it.

According to The Athletic, the 30-year-old right-hander is looking for a contract of six years and north of $100 million.

That would be the biggest contract in total money for a reliever in MLB history. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen signed a five-year, $80 million deal last season.

It would be short of the most money made per year for a closer — that distinction belongs to Rockies closer Wade Davis who signed a three-year, $52 million deal in Dec. 2017 — but it would still be a huge sum of money.

Kimbrel has amassed 333 saves in his career and sits 14th all time in saves in MLB history.

The former Braves pitcher was the youngest player to ever reach 300 saves.

His last contract was for four years and $42 million.

 



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