Craig Kimbrel earned his MLB-leading 30th save with a perfect ninth inning against the Phillies on Friday. He struck out two.
He's the No. 1 closer in the game, folks, and that hasn't changed in now in three and a half seasons. Like any other ninth inning specialist out there, he'll have his bumps in the road, but he's now gone eight-straight appearances without allowing a run and has a 1.86 ERA with a 0.85 WHIP and a ridiculous 64 strikeouts over 38.2 innings this season. Is there anything else that needs to be said? Probably not.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Colin Kaepernick has worked with Kurt Warner on his throwing mechanics this offseason.
Specifically, the story notes that Kaepernick is working on "engaging his lower half" to allow for better touch. It's hard to believe Kurt Warner would know more about throwing mechanics than Jim Harbaugh or any other quarterback coach Kap has ever worked with. This appears to be more fluff than anything else, though is reports from camp suggest there's been a real change to approach or delivery of throwing a football, it could be something worth remembering on draft day. Analysis: Spencer Silva