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The Odd Couple: Street And Santos Continue to Roll

The Odd Couple: Street And Santos Continue to Roll

Huston Street got back to doing what he does best, closing out games. After blowing a save and then taking a tough loss on Saturday, Street recorded his second save in as many days in a 5-3 win over the Giants. There were some worries that Street might be over used or hurt, but that has been put to rest. In his last two saves, he’s given up one hit and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Huston Street, Sergio Santos

Arizona Bombs Huston Street For His First Blown Save

Arizona Bombs Huston Street For His First Blown Save

Last night was not the night for Huston Street.  After 11 straight saves to open the season, Street got lit up by the Arizona Diamondbacks for two solo home runs and they handed the Rockies closer his first blown save. Geraldo Parra and Chris Young both tore into Street’s pitches, who seemd to be missing his spots the whole night.  Parra ripped a fastball down the middle of the plate and Young hooked his slider … Read entire article »

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The Closer Report’s Weekend Swing 5.1.2011

The Closer Report’s Weekend Swing 5.1.2011

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 what happened in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brandon League, Carlos Marmol, Fernando Salas, Huston Street, Joakim Soria, Joel Hanrahan, Jonathan Broxton, Jordan Walden, Juan Oviedo, Mariano Rivera, Weekend Swing Reports

Lindstrom Notches 2nd Save, No Worries For Street

Lindstrom Notches 2nd Save, No Worries For Street

Matt Lindstrom has been pitching well this season and since last Saturday the Colorado Rockies setup man has two saves in as many chances.  In six innings of work, Lindstrom has a ERA of 1.59, a matching WHIP, and four Ks.  He entered today’s game after Huston Street was having problems ending the game versus the Mets. I’m not even sure why Street was pitching today.  He has saved games on the 10, 11, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Huston Street, Matt Lindstrom, Uncategorized

Fast Start, Slow Start Closers

Fast Start, Slow Start Closers

We have almost two weeks wrapped up in the 2011 MLB season and there have been some pleasant surpirses within the ranks of closers and some dismal dissappointments. Let’s start with the pleasant surprises. Jonathan Broxton – Broxton was left for dead by the fly-by-night experts.  Granted he isn’t his old self and very well never will be, but he is still an elite closer on a team that uses it’s closer often.  He hasfive … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brian Fuentes, Chris Perez, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Fernando Rodney, Huston Street, Joe Nathan, Joel Hanrahan, Jonathan Broxton, Jordan Walden, Ryan Franklin, Sean Burnett

Fantasy Baseball: 2011 Top 15 Closer Rankings

By Ryan Lester, www.lesterslegends.com Click here to enter the 2011 Fantasy Baseball Team Name Contest Here’s a look at some fantasy basketball players that blew up the box score last night. . 1. Brian Wilson, San Francisco Giants: Wilson led the Majors in saves (48) last year while posting a 1.81 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 93 Ks. . 2. Heath Bell, San Diego Padres: His stats read almost identical to Wilson’s. It’s really a preference thing here. I like Wilson because his starting pitching staff is better. Plus, without Adrian Gonzalez, the Padres could struggle to give him leads. . 3. Neftali Feliz, Texas Rangers: His stuff is filthy. He will get to close right out of the gate. He has a 0.82 WHIP and a .160 BAA in 100-1/3 innings. . 4. Joakim Soria, Kansas City Royals: … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Brian Wilson, Carlos Marmol, David Aardsma, Francisco Cordero, Francisco Rodriguez, Heath Bell, Huston Street, Joakim Soria, Joe Nathan, John Axford, Jonathan Broxton, Jonathan Papelbon, Jose Valverde, Mariano Rivera, Neftali Feliz

2011 Fantasy Baseball Closer Drafting Strategy

2011 Fantasy Baseball Closer Drafting Strategy

OK, I am finally ready to give away my ultimate strategy for drafting closers in 2011.  Every season is different for many reasons. 1.  How many closer jobs are locks and how many are up for grabs. 2.  Who is coming off down years or injuries. 3.  What new closers are entering the market of competition. 4.  What have the teams done to not only solidify their perspective bullpens, but create more opportunities fpr their closer. 5.  Where are certain … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Brad Lidge, Brandon League, Chris Perez, Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel, Daniel Bard, Drew Storen, Fernando Rodney, Frank Francisco, Huston Street, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Joe Nathan, Joel Peralta, Jonathan Broxton, Jonathan Papelbon, Mariano Rivera, Matt Thornton, Neftali Feliz, Uncategorized

2011 Draft Closer Debate: Huston Street Vs. J.J. Putz

2011 Draft Closer Debate: Huston Street Vs. J.J. Putz

Huston Street vs. J.J. Putz 2011 Fantasy Draft Debate This is a very close debate between to guys who should have big years.  The question that will be answered is, who do I take first?  Let’s establish that both Street’s and Putz’s ADP is very close.  Putz is going around the 145 pick or the 13th round.  Street is going around the 151st pick or the 13th round.  Looking at both these closers it’s easy to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arizona D-Backs, Colorado Rockies, Huston Street, J.J. Putz, Uncategorized

Rockies closer Street activated from DL

Article By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP)—Huston Street(notes) is back, and ready to wait for another save opportunity. Street was activated from the disabled list before the opener of Colorado’s three-game interleague series against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. “Eventually he will be the guy pitching the ninth inning because that’s what we signed him up for the next three years to do is to pitch the ninth inning,” said manager Jim Tracy, who will ease Street back into the closer’s role now held by Manny Corpas.Waiting a week or two for his first save situation is fine with Street.“The big leagues are the big leagues,” Street said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re throwing in the fifth inning or the 15th inning. Every out matters. Every … Read entire article »

Filed under: Colorado Rockies, Huston Street, Uncategorized