View Full Version : Craig Kimbrel vs Billy Wagner

09-18-2012, 12:08 PM
I remember scouts comparing Kimbrel to Wagner before he got called up a few years ago so who do you got?

09-18-2012, 12:18 PM
Wagner, easily. There have been so many relievers who dominated early and were out of baseball a few years later. Bobby Jenks comes to my mind or Chad Cordero. Kimbrel needs 4 or 5 more years before even starting this discussion.

09-18-2012, 12:26 PM
Wagner for career as this is only Kimbrels second year basically. But Wagners never had a year as good as Kimbrel is having this year, well no reliever really ever has.

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09-18-2012, 02:32 PM

09-18-2012, 02:56 PM
Wagner was the one to mentor Kimbrell during his last career season in Atlanta. I'd take Wagner, but give it some time and Kimbrell will be just as good.

I loved Wagner on the Mets, too. He was by far my favorite player during his tenure in New York.

09-18-2012, 06:33 PM
Billy Wagner.

09-18-2012, 06:36 PM
IMO Wagner is the best lefty reliever ever and second best reliever of all-time.

09-20-2012, 06:15 PM
Wagner career obviously, ask me in 10 years, might be changing the thoughts, Kimbrel is great

09-25-2012, 02:49 PM
I love kimbrel, but it is too early for this comparison. Wagner wins easily right now.

10-05-2012, 09:16 AM
wagner never had 2 years as good as kimbrel has had, but he wins right now due to longevity

10-09-2012, 09:04 AM

10-09-2012, 02:37 PM
Kimbrel is still too young, but if keeps this type of dominance up for a while, then of course him, but be that as it may, Wagner has the longevity which puts him over higher.