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Several Closers Remain Smoking Hot or Entering the June Swoon!

Several Closers Remain Smoking Hot or Entering the June Swoon!

It’s been a great month of June for several red-hot closers, but with the start of summer could spell trouble for many of those closers.  Let’s start in Texas, where the summer heat effects the ball more so than any other stadium in baseball. Joe Nathan has been on fire over the past five weeks.  He hasn’t surrendered a run since May 13th, and during that run he has notched eight saves and lowered his … Read entire article »

Filed under: In-Season Analysis, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton, Jonathan Papelbon, Uncategorized

MLB Bullpen Report: 05/06/12

MLB Bullpen Report: 05/06/12

This article was originally posted on Rotoinfo.com, the place to get all your fantasy news all the time. By Matthew Beck American League Baltimore Orioles (CL) Jim Johnson (R)– Recorded his eighth save of the season on Friday night after pitching yet another scoreless inning of relief. Johnson has yet to give up a run this season and has been one of the most effective closers in the American League thus far in 2012. (05/05/12) (SU) … Read entire article »

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Danger Zone: Javy Guerra, LA Dodgers

Danger Zone: Javy Guerra, LA Dodgers

Last Sunday, Javy Guerra was not on the mound to start the ninth inning for the Dodgers. Instead it was Kenley Jansen who got through the ninth inning and recorded his second save of the season.  Javy Guerra was warming up in the bullpen, but why didn’t Don Mattingly go with his closer who is already 7/9 on the season in saves.  First off, he threw 22 pitches the night before and surrendered the go ahead … Read entire article »

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The Closer Report: Closer’s Rise and Fall, April 30, 2012

The Closer Report: Closer’s Rise and Fall, April 30, 2012

Closers on The RISE Santiago Casilla, SF – After getting pulled in the ninth and losing a save chance, Casilla has bounced back.  He saved three games last week and has his season ERA down to 1.04 and a WHIP of 0.92. Chris Perez, CLE – You have to give it to Chris Perez.  As bad as he has been in some appearances this season and with the fact he was injured in spring training, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Alfredo Aceves, Brandon League, Chris Perez, Closers Rise and Fall, Francisco Cordero, Heath Bell, Hector Santiago, Jason Motte, Javy Guerra, Jim Johnson, John Axford, Jonathan Broxton, Jordan Walden, Kenley Jansen, Matt Capps, Matt Thornton, Santiago Casilla, Sean Marshall, Uncategorized

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: April 20, 2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  April 20, 2012

Here ia our second edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Weekly Injury Report.  This report will consist of three sections: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  “The Good” are reports on closers that are only slightly hurt or on the mend.  ”The Bad” will be updates on current injured players and their return.  ”The Ugly” will be the latest injured closers to go down and updates on long-term (60-Day DL)  injuries. The Good Joel Hanrahan, PIT - Hanrahan has missed most of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Brian Wilson, Joel Hanrahan, Kyle Farnsworth, Uncategorized, Weekly Injury Updates

Final Closer Report Draft Kit Update Posted!!

Final Closer Report Draft Kit Update Posted!!

Check out the latest and final update to The Closer Report 2012 Draft Kit! http://thecloserreport.com/2012-draft-kit-1-20/   … Read entire article »

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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 Closer Profile: Jason Motte, St. Louis Cardinals

2012 Closer Profile: Jason Motte, St. Louis Cardinals

If you have been a reader of mine over the past couple of years, then you know how much I like Jason Motte.  I expected him to have this job in 2010, but LaRussa felt we should all wait another year.  Last September Motte took over as the closer for the Cardinals and never looked back.  He saved eight games in nine opportunities and then continued his streak into the playoffs, saving five of the Cardinals … Read entire article »

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2012 Player Profile: Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs

2012 Player Profile: Carlos Marmol, Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are under new management and have a new coach.  That means that all Cub fans can believe in their beloved Cubs, at least until June. Hopefully this change will make the Cubs closer Carlos Marmol a pitcher more consistent pitcher.  Marmol has all the tools a great closer needs, except one.  Control.  Last year Marmol’s BB/9 was a whopping 5.84.  That is excessive for a closer, but the real impact isn’t just a Sabermetric calculation.  The … Read entire article »

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2012 Closer Report Draft Kit Release Date Announced!

2012 Closer Report Draft Kit Release Date Announced!

The Closer Report draft kit for the 2011 season will be posted on Thursday January 19th, 2012.  It will updated constantly.  It will contain the top 65 relief pitchers with our own home cooking Injury risk and stability numbers,  Keep checking the site for more pre-season analysis!  We will keep our past draft kits up for you to view. … Read entire article »

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