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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 Mess That Is The National’s Bullpen

The Mess That Is The National’s Bullpen

The Washington Nationals have made yet another change to their was vaunted bullpen.  THe season started with stud closer Drew Storen, who after posting 43 saves in 2011, opened the 2012 season on the disabled list and even had surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow.  However, the Nationals had a back up plan in veteran closer Brad Lidge.  Of course, if you know the history of Brad Lidge, then you know he’s injury … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, Drew Storen, Henry Rodriguez, In-Season Analysis, Sean Burnett, TYler Clippard, Washington Nats

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: 5.11.2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  5.11.2012

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 his annual appearance on the DL with a (strained latissimus dorsi muscle.  He … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, Drew Storen, Kyle Farnsworth, Sergio Santos, Weekly Injury Updates

Danger Zone: Closers In The Hot Seat

Danger Zone: Closers In The Hot Seat

So far in 2012 it has not been the best year for closers.  Several great closers got knocked out early with injuries and many of the fill-in closers are doing very.  There are a lot of new faces amongst the closer ranks who are outperforming the stud closers.  Lets take a look at some of the closers that are in danger of losing their jobs: DANGER ZONE Brad Lidge, WAS – Is Brad Lidge ever not … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Alfredo Aceves, Brad Lidge, Carlos Marmol, Danger Zone, Hector Santiago, In-Season Analysis, Javy Guerra, Jordan Walden

Closer Daily Dish: Nathan, Capps, Cruz, Rodriguez

Closer Daily Dish: Nathan, Capps, Cruz, Rodriguez

Yesterday had some interesting developments that went down in MLB that concerned closers.  Let’s start in Boston where Rangers manager Ron Washington used Alexi Ogando to setup closer Joe Nathan in the 6-3 win over the Red Sox.  Mike Adams was not used in the eighth inning, but was warming up when Nathan was having problems closing out the game in a non-save situation. Nathan was roughed up for a run on one hit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, Daily Dish, Henry Rodriguez, Joe Nathan, Matt Capps, Mike Adams

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: April 15, 2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  April 15, 2012

2012 has been a terrible year for MLB Closers.  Before the season even started, we lost Joakim Soria and Ryan Madson.  Then Drew Storen and Andrew Bailey were knocked out for a significant amount of time.  Now, it looks as though Brian Wilson will be out for the year or at least quite awhile with structural damage in his elbow.   That may sound like a horror movie in the making for fantasy baseball managers, but it gets … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, Brian Wilson, Drew Storen, Frank Francisco, In-Season Analysis, Joel Peralta, Kyle Farnsworth, Weekly Injury Updates

Bruised Hand Sends Phillies Ryan Madson to the DL

Bruised Hand Sends Phillies Ryan Madson to the DL

Aaron Gleeman, Jun 28, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT Apparently serving as the Phillies’ closer is hazardous to your health. Brad Lidge has been on the disabled list all season with a shoulder injury, shortly after replacing him in the ninth inning Jose Contreras was shut down with an elbow injury, and now Ryan Madson has been put on the shelf with a bruised hand. Madson thrived in the closer role, converting 15-of-16 saves with a 2.03 ERA in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, Ryan Madson

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

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 6.15.2011

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 6.15.2011

By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com Here is the latest 411 on injured closers. David Aardsma, SEA Aardsma has been moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL by the Mariners to make room on the 40-man roster.  This won’t effect his return date, but Aardsma has not begun throwing and no timetable has been set.  I doubt that Aardsma will return to the Mariners this year.  If he does, it will be in more of a reserve … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, David Aardsma, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton, Weekly Injury Updates

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 6.1.2011

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 6.1.2011

Here is the latest 411 on injured closers. David Aardsma, SEA Aardsma is still rehabbing is his sprained ligament in his right elbow.  He has not begun a throwing program and isn’t due back till early August. Brad Lidge, PHI Lidge threw a scoreless inning in extended spring training on Saturday and didn’t feel any pain according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.  He is set to start his rehab assignment later this month and could be back with the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, Brandon Lyon, David Aardsma, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton