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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

Top 10 Sleeper Closers For 2011

Top 10 Sleeper Closers For 2011

1. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves – This guy is the right-handed version of Billy Wagner.  With a 98MPH fastball and a propensity to strikeout batters, Kimbrel has what it takes to close.  He’s on a great team that will provide him with plenty of save opportunities.  He also lacked any serious competition in the Braves bullpen, though Venters is slightly capable. 2. Drew Storen, Washington Nationals – Last year I felt some heat with discussing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Arizona D-Backs, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Brandon League, Chicago White Sox, Chris Perez, Chris Sale, Cleveland Indians, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Featured, Frank Francisco, Houston Astros, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Jonathan Broxton, LA Dodgers, LAA Angels, Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nats