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Top 5 Most Overrated Closers of the 2012 Season. So Far…

Top 5 Most Overrated Closers of the 2012 Season.  So Far…

Baseball is a long season and with long seasons comes streaks and bouts of good luck.  In the end though, it all evens itself out.  As we sit here in early June we notice several closers who are pitching well beyond what anybody expected.  The question is, will it continue?  Will those closers end up falling down on their faces and costing their fantasy owners big?  I will examine five closers that I think pose … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alfredo Aceves, Brett Myers, Brian Fuentes, Chris Perez, In-Season Analysis, Jim Johnson, Matt Capps

Sell High MLB Closers 5.30.2012

Sell High MLB Closers 5.30.2012

As we exit May and welcome the warmth of June, it’s time to take a second look at our bullpens and reevaluate them.  It’s important to consider “hot starts” in the cool spring and how those pitches don’t work as well in the hot summer.  There are several closers that I have kept my eye on that have had extremely hot starts, but with the perfect storm of the summer heat wave barreling down on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alfredo Aceves, Chris Perez, Fernando Rodney, In-Season Analysis, Jim Johnson

Perez cheered, gets save as Indians beat Tigers

Perez cheered, gets save as Indians beat Tigers

By TOM WITHERS | The Associated Press – 11 hours ago, Yahoo! Sports. CLEVELAND (AP) When the bullpen door swung open, Chris Perez braced himself. After criticizing Cleveland’s fans for failing to support the first-place Indians, Perez wasn’t sure what to expect when he came in for the ninth inning with another game on the line. As he entered the field, there was only one sound. The roar carried him. ”That’s the loudest I’ve ever been cheered here,” Perez … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chris Perez

The Closer Report: Closer’s Rise and Fall, April 30, 2012

The Closer Report: Closer’s Rise and Fall, April 30, 2012

Closers on The RISE Santiago Casilla, SF – After getting pulled in the ninth and losing a save chance, Casilla has bounced back.  He saved three games last week and has his season ERA down to 1.04 and a WHIP of 0.92. Chris Perez, CLE – You have to give it to Chris Perez.  As bad as he has been in some appearances this season and with the fact he was injured in spring training, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Alfredo Aceves, Brandon League, Chris Perez, Closers Rise and Fall, Francisco Cordero, Heath Bell, Hector Santiago, Jason Motte, Javy Guerra, Jim Johnson, John Axford, Jonathan Broxton, Jordan Walden, Kenley Jansen, Matt Capps, Matt Thornton, Santiago Casilla, Sean Marshall, Uncategorized

Closer Daily Dish: Casilla, Bell, Guerra, Johnson

Closer Daily Dish: Casilla, Bell, Guerra, Johnson

  In tonight’s action I got to watch to of the hotter closers in baseball, Javy Guerra and Jim Johnson.  Both have been a welcome surprise to fantasy bullpens, especially with all the injury losses this season.  Javy Guerra was even doubted by many as to whether or not he would even be the closer for the Dodgers with Kenley Jansen wanting a crack at the job.  After five consecutive saves to open the season, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chris Perez, Daily Dish, Heath Bell, Javy Guerra, Jim Johnson, Santiago Casilla

Pitchers Who Could Be Closing By September. Part 2

Pitchers Who Could Be Closing By September. Part 2

Here is part 2 of my report on pitchers who could be closers by September. Every season closers come and go and it frustrates the heck out of fantasy managers.  The list I compiled below are the leading candidates that likely won’t open the season as the closer for his perspective team, but could end the season the closer.  These pitchers will get the job either from the current closer getting injured or the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Andrew Cashner, Boston Red Sox, Brett Myers, Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Danger Zone, Glen Perkins, Houston Astros, Joel Peralta, Kenley Jansen, Kyle Farnsworth, LA Dodgers, Mark Melancon, Matt Capps, Matt Lindstrom, Matt Thornton, Minnesota Twins, Sizzling Setup Reports, Tampa Bay Rays, Vinny Pestano, Wilton Lopez

Chris Perez Out 4-6 Weeks With Strained Muscle, Opening Day?

Chris Perez Out 4-6 Weeks With Strained Muscle, Opening Day?

If you have already been involved in early fantasy league drafts and you drsfted Chris Perez, then you learned yesterday that he is out 4-6 weeks.  While he was throwing off the mound Saturday, Perez strained a muscle on his left side and now is in jeopardy of missing opening day.  While management doesn’t see Perez missing opening day, this is a great cause for concern for those who have or will draft Chris Perez.  He … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians

2012 Player Profile: Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians

2012 Player Profile: Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians

Chris Perez had a break out 2011.  After three season (two and half technically), Perez has established himself as the closer of the Cleveland Indians. Last season, Perez was 36/40 in save opportunities with a 3.32 ERA.  While on the surface, 2011 looks like a tremendously perfect year for Chris Perez, it was anything but that.  First, his ERA and WHIP jumped from his previous years success. What was also strange was Perez’s inability to record strikeouts.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Chris Perez

Young Guns: Kimbrel And Perez Blow Saves

Young Guns: Kimbrel And Perez Blow Saves

The Murphy Gang was on the loose and two young gun closers went down tonight in completely different ways.  Craig Kimbrel just wasn’t meant to pitch tonight.  He opened the ninth inning with six straight balls, before getting a gimmie strike from Blue (“You’re my boy Blue!”). A wild pitch later and a single and the save was blown.  It wasn’t all bad for Kimrel owners, he struck out the side in the tenth … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chris Perez, Craig Kimbrel

Hot/Cold Closers 4.19.2010

Hot/Cold Closers 4.19.2010

Each week I will present the HOT and COLD closers for the week. HOT CLOSERS Mariano Rivera, NYY – Rivera locked down three saves and for kicks, a win.  He has had a great start to the season with seven saves, but I still maintain that is health throughout the season could cause headaches for fantasy managers. Chris Perez, CLE   – Perez only recorded one save over 2.1 innings of work.  He is still sporting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brian Wilson, Chris Perez, Joe Nathan, Juan Oviedo, Kevin Gregg, Kyle Farnsworth, Mariano Rivera, Neftali Feliz, Ryan Franklin