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2012 Closer Profile: Jason Motte, St. Louis Cardinals

2012 Closer Profile: Jason Motte, St. Louis Cardinals

If you have been a reader of mine over the past couple of years, then you know how much I like Jason Motte.  I expected him to have this job in 2010, but LaRussa felt we should all wait another year.  Last September Motte took over as the closer for the Cardinals and never looked back.  He saved eight games in nine opportunities and then continued his streak into the playoffs, saving five of the Cardinals … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Jason Motte, Uncategorized

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

Sneaky Closer Candidates for 2011

Sneaky Closer Candidates for 2011

Hey, we all know most of the obvious choices at closer.  However, every spring there are normally a few closers that surprise fantasy baseball managers by getting the job over the predicted candidate.  For years I’ve been pointing these guys out to you and here are a few that will shake the world!  Ok, maybe not that big, but certainly help your fantasy team by drafting a closer in the latest of rounds. After have … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brandon Lyon, Houston Astros, Jason Motte, Kyle Farnsworth, Ryan Franklin, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays

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