Red Sox chairman Tom Werner took part in a press conference this afternoon at JetBlue Park, as several members of the Boston media tweeted out the exact same thing at the exact same time regarding free agent Craig Kimbrel:
Good enough for me.
If the Red Sox don't wanna pay Kimbrel what he wants, time to move on. It's mid-February, negotiations have apparently gone nowhere, and that's that. Werner basically just confirmed to us fans what we already knew, so it's clear that the page has been turned.
With or without Kimbrel, the Red Sox have a great team. Nothing to do now but focus on the team at hand and trying to repeat this year.