Should Red Sox be worried about Craig Kimbrel?
The Red Sox are sailing along at a record-setting pace, but that doesn't mean there aren't causes for concern . . . and one of them may be at the very back end of the bullpen.
Craig Kimbrel not only has struggled in recent outings -- the most notable being a blown save Monday night in Toronto (though the Sox came back and won the game in extra innings) -- but his 2018 numbers are showing a slippage away from the dominating, game-over, lights-out closer he's been since arriving in Boston prior to the 2016 season.
Kimbrel's 2018 statistics are demonstrably weaker than his 2017 numbers. (And his 2016's, had we listed them here.)
And his problems have been particularly acute in his last five apperances.
Of course, he's always had this inexplicable save-vs.-non-save-situation issue . . . and he still does.