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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

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

2012 Player Profile: Drew Storen, Washington Nationals

2012 Player Profile: Drew Storen, Washington Nationals

If Drew Storen was on a better team, he’d get 50 saves. Ok, maybe. FIrst off, all those years of saying that the Nationals suck are over.  The 2012 Washington Nationals are poised for a playoff berth in a season that might have 10 teams make the playoffs.  Storen have a fantastic sophomore season where he finished with 43 saves, 74 Ks, and a 2.75 ERA.  He was 17/18 since August in saves and finished … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Drew Storen

Roll The Dice and We Get Drew Storen!

Roll The Dice and We Get Drew Storen!

For the record I never understood why Drew Storen was removed from the closer role for the Nationals at the start of the season.  IN the first game of a double header, Jim Riggleman decided to bring Sean Burnett in for a two inning save and save Drew Storen for the night cap.  It never got that far. Sean Burnett was relived after giving up 3 hits and an RBI single to Albert Pujols.  Storen … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drew Storen, Sean Burnett, Washington Nats

10 Value Pick Closers For Fantasy Drafts

10 Value Pick Closers For Fantasy Drafts

2011 offers a surplus of value pick closers.  Here are ten closers you need to eye in your fantasy draft for the best value for your pick. (No particular order) ADP statistics provided by www.mockdraftcentral.com. Craig Kimbrel, Atl – ADP: 282.  Kimbrel is going on average in the 24th round.  We are talking about the flame throwing Braves closer.  A Braves closer should never go that late in the draft.  Steal him in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Arizona D-Backs, Atlanta Braves, Brandon League, Chicago White Sox, Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Frank Francisco, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton, LA Dodgers, Matt Thornton, Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nats

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

Matt Capps Traded to Minnesota: Enter Drew Storen

The first of the the closers to move teams is Matt Capps.  He was traded to Minnesota, opening the door for Drew Storen or Tyler Clippard.  Both are more than capable to close, but Drew Storen was drafted to close.  Storen has shown flashes of brilliance this year and overall has been fantastic out of the bullpen with a 2.73 ERA and 26 Ks.  Tyler Clippard as been good this year, but inconsistent.  He’s 8-6 with a 3.26 ERA.  I feel that the Nationals will look to their future and put Storen out there.  It’s low pressure and the Nationals aren’t going anywhere.  Next year, the Nationals will open with Storen at closer and he should close the rest of this season. Listen to Todd “The True Guru” Farino breakdown all the closer activity three … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drew Storen, Washington Nats