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The Mess That Is The National’s Bullpen

The Mess That Is The National’s Bullpen

The Washington Nationals have made yet another change to their was vaunted bullpen.  THe season started with stud closer Drew Storen, who after posting 43 saves in 2011, opened the 2012 season on the disabled list and even had surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow.  However, the Nationals had a back up plan in veteran closer Brad Lidge.  Of course, if you know the history of Brad Lidge, then you know he’s injury … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, Drew Storen, Henry Rodriguez, In-Season Analysis, Sean Burnett, TYler Clippard, Washington Nats

Closer Daily Dish: Nathan, Capps, Cruz, Rodriguez

Closer Daily Dish: Nathan, Capps, Cruz, Rodriguez

Yesterday had some interesting developments that went down in MLB that concerned closers.  Let’s start in Boston where Rangers manager Ron Washington used Alexi Ogando to setup closer Joe Nathan in the 6-3 win over the Red Sox.  Mike Adams was not used in the eighth inning, but was warming up when Nathan was having problems closing out the game in a non-save situation. Nathan was roughed up for a run on one hit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, Daily Dish, Henry Rodriguez, Joe Nathan, Matt Capps, Mike Adams

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 Closers To Avoid Drafting

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 Closers To Avoid Drafting

As it is every year, closers come and go throughout the season.  Whether it is performance based or injury, they will be replaced.  Here are 10 closers that despite their ADP, career numbers, or Closer Report Draft Kit ranking, I’d avoid at all costs.  1. Ryan Franklin, STL- Ok, wasn’t his 15 minutes up two years ago?  Give credit where it’s do to the steroid survivor that he’s lasted this long.  He will LIKELY open as the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baltimore Orioles, Brad Lidge, Brandon Lyon, David Aardsma, Houston Astros, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Joe Nathan, Joel Peralta, Jon Rauch, Kevin Gregg, Kyle Farnsworth, Mariano Rivera, Matt Capps, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Octavio Dotel, Philadelphia, Ryan Franklin, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays