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Mets Put Closer Frank Francisco on DL

Mets Put Closer Frank Francisco on DL

By MIKE FITZPATRICK | The Associated Press – 15 hours ago NEW YORK (AP) Mets closer Frank Francisco was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained muscle on his left side, and shortstop Ruben Tejada returned to the lineup after missing seven weeks with a leg injury. Tejada batted second against the New York Yankees. He had been on the DL since May 7 with a strained right quadriceps. The Mets also activated reliever … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frank Francisco, In-Season Analysis, New York Mets

Danger Zone: Frank Francisco, New York Mets

Danger Zone: Frank Francisco, New York Mets

As if this already hasn’t been a crazy year with at least 17 closer jobs changing hands for one reason or another, now we have another prized job to keep an eye on.  Frank Francisco of the New York Mets has been struggling of late.  In his last four appearances, Francisco has given up six runs in 2.2 innings, 1/2 in saves, and two strikeouts.  His control has been off the charts with three … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frank Francisco, New York Mets

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

Frank Francisco Off To A Red Hot Start

Frank Francisco Off To A Red Hot Start

The Mets closer Frank Francisco had the best opening day weekend that one could ask for.  He went 3/3 in save opportunities in the first three games for the Mets.  In three appearances against the Atlanta Braves, Francisco pitched near perfect baseball.  He gave up no runs on two hits and struck out four batters over the three innings pitched.  This is about what I expected from Frank Francisco.  He was my top steal of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frank Francisco, New York Mets

Fantasy Baseball Draft Steals – Top 5 Closers

Fantasy Baseball Draft Steals – Top 5 Closers

Every fantasy manager will be out there trying to draft the best bullpen they can.  Drafting closers isn’t that far off from brain surgery.  It’s very precise and delicate.  If you reach too soon for a closer, you could do more harm than good.  If you wait too long, the patient (your team) could be DOA.  It’s impossible to layout a drafting strategy because every league is different.  What I can do with this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Frank Francisco, Glen Perkins, Greg Holland, Jonathan Broxton, Ryan Madson, Uncategorized

2012 Player Profile: Frank Francisco, NY Mets

2012 Player Profile: Frank Francisco, NY Mets

There is a new Francisco in town for the NY Mets. Out was the troubled Francisco Rodriguez, in is the often inconsistent, but effective Frank Francisco. After the Mets traded KROD last season to the Brewers, fill in closers Manny Acosta, Bobby Parnell, Jon Rauch, and others got the job done. In 2012, that job falls to Frank Francisco. Many of you know him from his days with the Rangers, where he saved 25 games in 2009 … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Frank Francisco

Struggling Closers Leading Into The All-Star Break

Struggling Closers Leading Into The All-Star Break

It’s been a trying year for the closer role. While we have watched several great performances from new and old closers like Craig Kimbrel , Joel Hanrahan, Kyle Farnsworth, and Francisco Cordero. There has also been its share of terrible and down right ugly performances by closers. Many of the closers on this list could be in danger of losing their job, especially around the trade deadline. Here are some closers who have already … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brian Fuentes, Frank Francisco, J.J. Putz, Joakim Soria, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton, Matt Capps, Matt Thornton, Neftali Feliz, Ryan Franklin

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

CLOSER DANGER ZONE: Chaos in Toronto

CLOSER DANGER ZONE:  Chaos in Toronto

Time to take a look at the next edition of Closer Danger Zone where we focus in on the ninth inning situations that deserve our attention due to possible changes due to injury or ineffectiveness.  Lets get to it. Level 3 Danger (You need a space suit to work with these health damaging closers) Toronto Blue Jays: The Blue Jays have moved into the most extreme Danger Zone as Frank Francisco blew another one on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Danger Zone, Frank Francisco

Closer Notes: Salas, Madson, League, Francisco

Closer Notes: Salas, Madson, League, Francisco

Some good things have been devloping in the world of closing. Frank Francisco, TOR After saving a game on Thursday, Francisco was called in again and this time got blown up for 3 runs and the loss.  While the blown save went to Jon Rauch, Francisco including a bomb to Chris Johnson.  He did throw 27 pitches in th eloss and that is why Octavio Dotel got the call for the save Saturday.  Francisco should be good to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brandon League, Fernando Salas, Frank Francisco, Ryan Madson