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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: April 20, 2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  April 20, 2012

Here ia our second edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Weekly Injury Report.  This report will consist of three sections: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  “The Good” are reports on closers that are only slightly hurt or on the mend.  ”The Bad” will be updates on current injured players and their return.  ”The Ugly” will be the latest injured closers to go down and updates on long-term (60-Day DL)  injuries. The Good Joel Hanrahan, PIT - Hanrahan has missed most of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Brian Wilson, Joel Hanrahan, Kyle Farnsworth, Uncategorized, Weekly Injury Updates

2012 Player Profile: Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh Pirates

2012 Player Profile: Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh Pirates

Joel Hanrahan had an amazing break out season in 2011.  He became the closer I expected him to be years before when he was closing in Washington.  In 2011, he put up 40 saves on historically one of the worst teams in MLB.  He also put up a career low ERA of 1.83 and his WHIP was also a career low of 1.05.  Was this a lucky year for Hanrahan or is it a change that … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Joel Hanrahan

Fast Start, Slow Start Closers

Fast Start, Slow Start Closers

We have almost two weeks wrapped up in the 2011 MLB season and there have been some pleasant surpirses within the ranks of closers and some dismal dissappointments. Let’s start with the pleasant surprises. Jonathan Broxton – Broxton was left for dead by the fly-by-night experts.  Granted he isn’t his old self and very well never will be, but he is still an elite closer on a team that uses it’s closer often.  He hasfive … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brian Fuentes, Chris Perez, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Fernando Rodney, Huston Street, Joe Nathan, Joel Hanrahan, Jonathan Broxton, Jordan Walden, Ryan Franklin, Sean Burnett

What is that? Joel Hanrahan has four saves?

What is that? Joel Hanrahan has four saves?

One of those closers that lost his job several times and was then swapped around some bad teams as seemed to come into his own to start the 2011 season.   Last night he recorded the fourth save, but it didn’t come easy.  He gave up his first run of the season and needed 17 pitches to record the save.  In 4.1 innings this season, Hanrahan has looked good, giving up only 4 hits and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh Pirates