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Brett Myers Traded; Drew Storen’s Lackluster Return

Brett Myers Traded; Drew Storen’s Lackluster Return

Closer news got busy this weekend with the highly anticipated return of Drew Storen and the completely expected trade of Brett Myers.  Neither are worth much analysis at this point, but both could be tasty treats by late August..  Myers was traded to the Chicago White Sox and will likely be used as a setup man behind closer Addison Reed.  While Reed has struggled recently, there are no signs that Manager Robin Ventura will remove him from … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Brett Myers, Drew Storen, Featured, In-Season Analysis

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 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: 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

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 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

2012 Player Profile: Drew Storen, Washington Nationals

2012 Player Profile: Drew Storen, Washington Nationals

If Drew Storen was on a better team, he’d get 50 saves. Ok, maybe. FIrst off, all those years of saying that the Nationals suck are over.  The 2012 Washington Nationals are poised for a playoff berth in a season that might have 10 teams make the playoffs.  Storen have a fantastic sophomore season where he finished with 43 saves, 74 Ks, and a 2.75 ERA.  He was 17/18 since August in saves and finished … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Drew Storen

The Closer Report’s Weekend Swing 5.29.2011

The Closer Report’s Weekend Swing 5.29.2011

The weekend swing was a term I coined while discussing my head-to head leagues on my fantasy baseball podcasts. It was used to describe the games that would be played Friday through Sunday and could have a major impact on the number of wins and losses I received for the week H2H. I’m taking that term to a whole new level for The Closer Report. Each weekend I will report on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brian Fuentes, Carlos Marmol, Drew Storen, J.J. Putz, Jon Rauch, Jordan Walden, Mariano Rivera, Weekend Swing Reports

On A Roll: Rivera, Storen, and Nunez Closing The Door

On A Roll: Rivera, Storen, and Nunez Closing The Door

What was Riggleman thinking when he opened the season with Sean Burnett as his closer?  Drew Storen has been anything short of amazing in 2011.  Storen saved his sixth consecutive game tonight and has yet to blow a save.  He dominated the Giants tonight with a near perfect inning on 16 pitches.  He did struggle with his control a bit and walked one, but overall a nice performance for the young closer.  his numbers … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drew Storen, Juan Oviedo, Mariano Rivera

Roll The Dice and We Get Drew Storen!

Roll The Dice and We Get Drew Storen!

For the record I never understood why Drew Storen was removed from the closer role for the Nationals at the start of the season.  IN the first game of a double header, Jim Riggleman decided to bring Sean Burnett in for a two inning save and save Drew Storen for the night cap.  It never got that far. Sean Burnett was relived after giving up 3 hits and an RBI single to Albert Pujols.  Storen … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drew Storen, Sean Burnett, Washington Nats