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The Closer Report Depth Charts Updated

The Closer Report Depth Charts Updated

Sorry about the slow start for The Closer Report to the 2012 season.  With holidays and some health issues out of the way, I’m back to my daily reporting! Check out my updated Depth Charts … Read entire article »

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The Closer Report Latest Depth Charts UPDATED

The Closer Report Latest Depth Charts UPDATED

Check out our Depth Charts page for the latest bullpen changes and updates during spring training. www.thecloserreport.com/depth-charts/   … Read entire article »

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Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 7.19.11

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 7.19.11

Lots to report for the latest depth chart report. You can checkout our updated depth charts here. Minnesota Twins Joe Nathan is back at closer. We knew it had to happen sooner or later and with how bad Matt Capps was performing sooner couldn’t come sooner!  Matt Capps finally succumbed under the guise of a 4.76 ERA, 2-5 record and a league leading (tied) seven blown saves.  Capps was only supposed to be a temporary closer to … Read entire article »

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Closers Wanted: MLB Teams On The Hunt

Closers Wanted: MLB Teams On The Hunt

In July and even into August I expect to see several trades involving closers and setup men.   Teams are always in need of good relief pitching and start stacking their bullpens for a playoff run.  I will give you the list of teams that will be on the nut for back-end relievers who will either become closers or be acquired to set up their current closer.  This is critical to pay attention too if it impacts your fantasy baseball … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Depth Chart Updates, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Philadelphia, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 6.21.11

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 6.21.11

By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com Check out our updated depths charts here. New York Yankees With Joba Chamberlain going down to Tommy John Surgery and Rafeal Soriano still on the 60-DL with a sore elbow and ego, David Robertson has been thrusted into the setup role behind Mariano Rivera.  Robertson has been the most effective pitcher out of the Yankees bullpen this season, posting a 1.23 ERA and 47 Ks in  29.1 innings.  He’s a great fantasy pickup … Read entire article »

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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

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

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 5.17.11

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 5.17.11

By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com Not a whole lot of changes within the depth charts, but here’s the latest update. Los Angeles Dodgers The Dodgers have more than money problems, their bullpen is a mess. For those Dodger fans who think that Broxton has to go, within a few weeks you will be begging for him to have a quick and healthy recovery.  Since Vicente Padilla took over as closer, he has two saves and a hold.  His last opportunity for a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brandon League, David Aardsma, Depth Chart Updates, Eduardo Sanchez, Fernando Salas, Jonathan Broxton

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 5.11.11

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 5.11.11

By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com Not a whole lot of changes within the depth charts, but here’s the latest update. Boston Red Sox With Bobby Jenks going on the DL suffering from crankicitis, Hideki Okajima takes over as the 7th inning reliever and third in line for saves on the Red Sox. Los Angeles Dodgers With Jonathan Broxton on the DL, Vicente Padilla has been the pitcher of choice for Don Mattingly to close with Hong-Chih Kuo just not pitching … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bobby Jenks, Brandon Lyon, Depth Chart Updates, Eduardo Sanchez, Fernando Salas, Mark Melancon

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 5.3.11

Baseball Bullpen Depth Charts Update 5.3.11

Check out our latest depth charts update on our Depth Charts page. There has been a lot of movement in major league baseball depth charts as far as bullpens are concerned, but still some important moves have been made. Washington Nationals When the season opened and Sean Burnett came out as the closer I though Jim Riggleman had lost his mind.  However, Burnett showed to be a strong closer for about three saves, and then faded.  He has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chicago White Sox, Depth Chart Updates, Kansas City Royals, Matt Thornton, Mitchell Boggs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Sergio Santos, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nats