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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: 5.29.2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  5.29.2012

2012 continues to be a tough season for closers. More closers have gone to the DL and others have been lost for the season. Right now it is open season on closer jobs with so many closers be out for the season, hurt, or just blowing saves. Check out the latest injury news right now. The Good Huston Street, SD – Street is making great progress with his strained shoulder and looks to start a rehab … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Brad Lidge, Huston Street, In-Season Analysis, Kyle Farnsworth, Sergio Santos, TYler Clippard, Weekly Injury Updates

The Latest On The Closer Carousel/Circus: 5.12.2012

The Latest On The Closer Carousel/Circus: 5.12.2012

This has been without a doubt the worse year on record for major league closers. The amount of closers lost to injury times the number of closer with terrible starts, divided by the number of closers who have just lost the job is a formula even a Sabermetrics wannabee with a degree from MIT couldn’t compute.  Since spring training has wrapped up, at least 17 closer jobs have changed hands due to any of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Cashner, Boston Red Sox, Brian Fuentes, Bullpen Reports, Carlos Marmol, Casey Janssen, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Closers Rise and Fall, Colorado Rockies, Daniel Bard, Drew Storen, Fernando Rodney, Francisco Cordero, Francisco Rodriguez, Grant Balfour, Heath Bell, Hector Santiago, Henry Rodriguez, Huston Street, In-Season Analysis, Javy Guerra, John Axford, Jordan Walden, Kenley Jansen, LA Dodgers, LAA Angels, Mark Melancon, Matt Thornton, Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Oakland A's, Ryan Madson, Santiago Casilla, Sean Marshall, SF Giants, Toronto Blue Jays

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: April 27, 2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  April 27, 2012

One of the more strange injuries came out this week. It’s not even an injury and while it’s happened before, I’ll call it weird. A bacterial infection for a closer?  Let’s get to the latest edition of The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. The Good Jim Johnson, BAL - Johnson was hospitalized with a bacterial infection.  At first it was suspected that he had the flu, but it ended up being a bacterial infection.  He is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Drew Storen, Francisco Cordero, Weekly Injury Updates

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: April 20, 2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  April 20, 2012

Here ia our second edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Weekly Injury Report.  This report will consist of three sections: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  “The Good” are reports on closers that are only slightly hurt or on the mend.  ”The Bad” will be updates on current injured players and their return.  ”The Ugly” will be the latest injured closers to go down and updates on long-term (60-Day DL)  injuries. The Good Joel Hanrahan, PIT - Hanrahan has missed most of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Brian Wilson, Joel Hanrahan, Kyle Farnsworth, Uncategorized, Weekly Injury Updates

2012 Player Profile: Andrew Bailey, Boston Red Sox

2012 Player Profile: Andrew Bailey, Boston Red Sox

  Welcome to bean town Andrew Bailey.  Bailey is just one of many closers that find themselves on a new team in 2012.  This is one of the more fascinating off-season moves and not just because I’m a self inflicting Red Sox fan.  Bailey is one of the more talented closers in baseball WHEN HEALTHY.  He consistently saves games, only blowing 9 in 84 career chances.  He also touts a rare rookie of the year award for closers, but that isn’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Andrew Bailey

MLB Off-Season Closer Analysis: Boston Red Sox

MLB Off-Season Closer Analysis: Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have had a busy off-season when it comes to their bullpen.  With the departure of Jonathan Papelbon to the Philadelphia Phillies, the Red Sox pulled two trades and aquried to excellent closers.  The first was Mark Melancon from the Houston Astros.  Yesterday the Red Sox completed another trade, acquiring closer Andrew Bailey from the Oakland Athletics. Andrew Bailey is a perfect addition to the Red Sox.  When healthy, the former Rookie of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Boston Red Sox, Mark Melancon, Pre-season Analysis

MLB Closers Wanted: Suspected Trade Deadline Closers

MLB Closers Wanted: Suspected Trade Deadline Closers

Come the trade deadline, many players will move and that includes closers.  I have no doubt that right after the All-Star game, several players will start to move.  Teams that are competing are almost always looking for bullpen depth.  That can spell doom for your closer or create a closer from a top-notch setup man.  Some closers just will change teams.  Here are a list of closers that could be moved by the trade deadline and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Aaron Crow, Andrew Bailey, Brad Lidge, Brian Fuentes, Fernando Rodney, Francisco Rodriguez, Heath Bell, J.J. Putz, Joakim Soria, Joel Hanrahan, Jonathan Broxton

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 6.7.11

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 6.7.11

By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com Check out our updated depths charts here. Oakland Athletics After the immediate failure of Grant Balfour, Manager Bob Geren went right back to Brian Fuentes.  After Fuentes went 2/2 in saves, Andrew Bailey was activated and has now become the closer for the Oakland Athletics.  While he blew his first save chance against the Red Sox, Bailey has looked outstanding and should have no problems going forward as the closer.  Lets just hope he stays healthy. Los … Read entire article »

Filed under: Aaron Crow, Andrew Bailey, Brandon Lyon, Chris Sale, Depth Chart Updates, Frank Francisco, Joakim Soria, Jon Rauch, Mark Melancon, Matt Thornton

Andrew Bailey Looks Sharp in Return, Closing Soon?

Andrew Bailey Looks Sharp in Return, Closing Soon?

Andrew Bailey was activated from the DL Saturday and wasted little tie getting into action on Sunday.  He pitched a flawless 7th inning against the Orioles in the 6-4 win.  Bailey needed only 14 pitches of which 9 were strikes. Right now Brian Fuentes is the closer, but his days are numbered.  After losing the job and then watching newly anointed closer Grant Balfour give up a 3-run bomb, there is no doubt that manager Bob Geren wants … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Brian Fuentes

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 5.25.11

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 5.25.11

By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com Check out our updated depths charts here. Oakland Athletics The Oakland A’s manager Bob Geren told the world that Aussie sensation Grant Balfour as the A’s closer until the return of Andrew Bailey. Balfour is best known for his days on the Rays, where his heated actions were entertainment for those of us watching baseball. So far in 2011, Balfour has been lights out with 26 Ks in 21.2 innings. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Depth Chart Updates, Eduardo Sanchez, Fernando Salas, Joakim Soria