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Danger Zone: Closers In The Hot Seat

Danger Zone: Closers In The Hot Seat

So far in 2012 it has not been the best year for closers.  Several great closers got knocked out early with injuries and many of the fill-in closers are doing very.  There are a lot of new faces amongst the closer ranks who are outperforming the stud closers.  Lets take a look at some of the closers that are in danger of losing their jobs: DANGER ZONE Brad Lidge, WAS – Is Brad Lidge ever not … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addison Reed, Alfredo Aceves, Brad Lidge, Carlos Marmol, Danger Zone, Hector Santiago, In-Season Analysis, Javy Guerra, Jordan Walden

The Closer Report’s Closer Power Rankings

The Closer Report’s Closer Power Rankings

The Closer Report: Closer Power Rankings Every two weeks throughout the baseball season, The Closer Report will provide the Closer Report Power Rankings. These power rankings are not based on a closer’s legacy, name, or team. It’s based on a formula that considers the pitchers historical stats, current stats, reliability, injury, and more importantly what the closer is doing recently. Brought to you by www.thecloserreport.com Last Updated 4/22/2012 Rank Closer Details 1 Jim Johnson, Baltimore Orioles Prev. Rank: N/A  Sv W ERA WHIP SO 2012 Statistics 7/7 0 0.00 1.30 6 Jim Johnson stole … Read entire article »

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2012 Player Profile: Jordan Walden, Los Angeles Angels

2012 Player Profile: Jordan Walden, Los Angeles Angels

Jordan Walden slammed onto the scene last season and made waves as the new closer for the LA Angels.  While his start was strong and secured the job for himself, his overall performance wasn’t as sweet.  Walden finished with 32 saves in his rookie season, but 10 blown saves to shadow his otherwise solid numbers.  He notched 67 Ks in 60 innings and finished with a nice 2.98 ERA.  So what is wrong with … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Jordan Walden