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The Latest On The Closer Carousel/Circus: 5.12.2012

The Latest On The Closer Carousel/Circus: 5.12.2012

This has been without a doubt the worse year on record for major league closers. The amount of closers lost to injury times the number of closer with terrible starts, divided by the number of closers who have just lost the job is a formula even a Sabermetrics wannabee with a degree from MIT couldn’t compute.  Since spring training has wrapped up, at least 17 closer jobs have changed hands due to any of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Cashner, Boston Red Sox, Brian Fuentes, Bullpen Reports, Carlos Marmol, Casey Janssen, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Closers Rise and Fall, Colorado Rockies, Daniel Bard, Drew Storen, Fernando Rodney, Francisco Cordero, Francisco Rodriguez, Grant Balfour, Heath Bell, Hector Santiago, Henry Rodriguez, Huston Street, In-Season Analysis, Javy Guerra, John Axford, Jordan Walden, Kenley Jansen, LA Dodgers, LAA Angels, Mark Melancon, Matt Thornton, Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Oakland A's, Ryan Madson, Santiago Casilla, Sean Marshall, SF Giants, Toronto Blue Jays

Danger Zone: Grant Balfour, Oakland Athletics

Danger Zone: Grant Balfour, Oakland Athletics

It has been a rocky few days for Grant Balfour. After successfully and surprisingly saving the first five games he entered in 1012, it has been anything but easy since then. In his last four appearances, Balfour has been rocked for six runs and two blown saves. In the last save opportunity for the Athletics, Brain Fuentes entered the game instead of the overworked Balfour. While I don’t believe that Balfour has been replaced, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brian Fuentes, Danger Zone, Grant Balfour, In-Season Analysis

Closer Daily Dish: Balfour, Johnson, Papelbon, Marshall, Rivera

Closer Daily Dish: Balfour, Johnson, Papelbon, Marshall, Rivera

Last night was a good night for closers.  Not only did a few of the rising stars of the closer world make appearances, but many of the old school closers were out in full force.  This will be my first mention of Jonathan Papelbon and Marino Rivera in the Closer Daily Dish. Rivera saves his first game in eighth days, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-6.  Rivera started the season with a blown save and many … Read entire article »

Filed under: Daily Dish, Javy Guerra, Jim Johnson, Mariano Rivera, Sean Marshall