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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

Who’s Closing For The Chicago White Sox?

Who’s Closing For The Chicago White Sox?

If there ever was a closer carousel, you got it in Chicago with the White Sox.  After giving the job to relatively unknown Hector Santiago,manager Robin Ventura paid the price with his risky selection.  Santiago ended April with a 8.53 ERA, two blown saves, and a very badly bruised ego.  Since then, Ventura has deployed Addison Reed, Matt Thornton, and even Chris Sale as the closer for the White Sox. Let me state this, all of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Chicago White Sox, Chris Sale, In-Season Analysis, Matt Thornton

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

Pitchers Who Could Be Closing By September. Part 2

Pitchers Who Could Be Closing By September. Part 2

Here is part 2 of my report on pitchers who could be closers by September. Every season closers come and go and it frustrates the heck out of fantasy managers.  The list I compiled below are the leading candidates that likely won’t open the season as the closer for his perspective team, but could end the season the closer.  These pitchers will get the job either from the current closer getting injured or the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Andrew Cashner, Boston Red Sox, Brett Myers, Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Danger Zone, Glen Perkins, Houston Astros, Joel Peralta, Kenley Jansen, Kyle Farnsworth, LA Dodgers, Mark Melancon, Matt Capps, Matt Lindstrom, Matt Thornton, Minnesota Twins, Sizzling Setup Reports, Tampa Bay Rays, Vinny Pestano, Wilton Lopez