Articles Comments

The Closer Report » Huston Street

Closer Trade Rumors: Huston Street, San Diego Padres

Closer Trade Rumors: Huston Street, San Diego Padres

The trade deadline is less than three weeks away and rumors are heating.  Closers will be a hot commidty this summer with so many bullpens in need of support for a playoff run.  Today I will cover the almost certain trade of Huston Street.  The Padres have no reason to keep him and he is in the last year of his deal. Huston Street, SD – The Padres All-Star Closer will be dealt, nobody denies that.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Huston Street, In-Season Analysis, San Diego Padres

Closer News and Notes 6.6.2012

Closer News and Notes 6.6.2012

Huston Street, SD – Street was activated from the 15-Day DL yesterday and immediately got active. He managed to get the win, entering the ninth inning with a tie score. He was not as crisp as you’d like to see. He loaded the bases and escaped the jam by getting Buster Posey to ground out. To be fair, one of the hits was a single to the pitcher that Street couldn’t handle. He is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Closer News and Notes, Huston Street, In-Season Analysis, Jim Johnson

Huston Street Looks Strong in Rehab Stint in A-ball

Huston Street Looks Strong in Rehab Stint in A-ball

Huston Street has started his comeback as the closer for the San Diego Padres.  He pitched Friday for the Padres Single A affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm.  He started the game, pitching one inning and facing three batters.  He struck out one on nine pitches. Street looked great and later commented that he felt great.  He is scheduled for at least two more rehab appearances before he comes back to the majors.  Expect Street back to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Huston Street, In-Season Analysis

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 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

Huston Street On the 15-Day DL, Again!

Huston Street On the 15-Day DL, Again!

First off, it’s not like any of us didn’t expect this.  If fact, I drafted Andrew Cashner in all three leagues I drafed because I figured that Huston Street would be injured at some point this season and eventually traded. His first stint on the DL for 2012 is due to a strained latissimus dorsi muscle.  Yea, I wish I knew exactly what that muscle is.  Street will be on the DL for 3-4 weeks … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Cashner, Huston Street, In-Season Analysis, San Diego Padres

2012 Player Profile: Huston Street, San Diego Padres

2012 Player Profile: Huston Street, San Diego Padres

Huston Street has a new scene and it’s lovely San Diego.  The veteran closer moves from the cold and home run filled Coors Field to the comfortable stretches of Petco Park, where hitters go to die and pitchers love to thrive.  This is a huge flip for Street.  Not only will he find huge success in San Diego, but balls that would float out of Coors field will be tracked down in the deep … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Huston Street

Off-Season Closer Analysis: San Diego Padres

Off-Season Closer Analysis: San Diego Padres

After shedding the weight of Health Bell (all 250 lbs) from their roster with a trade to the Marlins, the Padres added none other than the well-traveled Huston Street.  This was a serious coup for the Padres.  A lot of people out there think that Heath Bell was the greatest closer in the National League and very close to it because of his remarkable numbers over the past three season.  Let us note that Bell very well … Read entire article »

Filed under: Huston Street, Pre-season Analysis, San Diego Padres

Huston Street Blowing Up The NL With 22 Saves

Huston Street Blowing Up The NL With 22 Saves

Huston Street has been on fire in the month of June and has given his fantasy owners a much-needed bump in the saves category.   Tuesday night, Street recorded his 22nd save of the season and his ninth in the month of June.  He is on pace for 13 saves, which would be the total number of saves he had coming into the month. While his ERA is nothing for fantasy owners to drool over, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Huston Street

Top Ten Active Major League Baseball Closers

Top Ten Active Major League Baseball Closers

By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com This list is based on closers how have either closed at some point this season or who are actively closing.  The ranking does take into account career numbers primarily, but also considers where they are at in their career at this point. 1. Mariano Rivera, NYY (Closer 1997-2011) The greatest closer of all time.  Arguably? No.  FACT?  Yes.  Rivera’s flawless mechanics and consistent success has produced stats any closer would dream to have.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brian Wilson, Francisco Cordero, Francisco Rodriguez, Heath Bell, Huston Street, J.J. Putz, Joakim Soria, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Papelbon, Jose Valverde, Mariano Rivera, Power Rankings