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Several Closers Remain Smoking Hot or Entering the June Swoon!

Several Closers Remain Smoking Hot or Entering the June Swoon!

It’s been a great month of June for several red-hot closers, but with the start of summer could spell trouble for many of those closers.  Let’s start in Texas, where the summer heat effects the ball more so than any other stadium in baseball. Joe Nathan has been on fire over the past five weeks.  He hasn’t surrendered a run since May 13th, and during that run he has notched eight saves and lowered his … Read entire article »

Filed under: In-Season Analysis, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton, Jonathan Papelbon, Uncategorized

Soria’s Elbow in Bad Shape, Opening Day In Jeopardy

Soria’s Elbow in Bad Shape, Opening Day In Jeopardy

Joakim Soria, one of the top closers fantasy baseball, left Sunday’s game with pain in his throwing elbow.  Soria was reported as saying “I worry because I’ve had Tommy John surgery (in 2003),” Soria said. “I never had that before. I don’t feel like it’s that bad. When I felt the Tommy John surgery all my strength went away. This time it doesn’t. Obviously, I was not finishing my pitches or having command.” Soria said he … Read entire article »

Filed under: Aaron Crow, Greg Holland, Joakim Soria, Jonathan Broxton

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

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Report

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Report

This job is sadly up for grabs.  The Dodgers will start spring training with plans in place for Jonathan Broxton to be the closer, but after his failures last season, they cannot trust him at this point.  While injuries slowed Broxton down in 2010, that isn’t the whole picture.  Broxton broke down and by August 13, he was no longer the closer.  While he plans to enter 2011 fit and healthy, the Dodgers and … Read entire article »

Filed under: LA Dodgers