Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
I think its an example of a player who really wanted to stay with his current team. He still got plenty of money but definitely could have gotten more.
I think that was exactly the case, Kimbrel is from Huntsville, grew up a big Braves fan and really wanted to stay with the Braves, and gave the Braves a huge discount to do it. But he also gets enough to give him long-term financial security.