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2012 Player Profile: Matt Thornton, Chicago White Sox

2012 Player Profile: Matt Thornton, Chicago White Sox

Matt Thronton is a dicey closer right now.  Currently he is the White Sox closer, but it is not a lock.  Thornton entered the 2011 season as the White Sox closer and simply imploded.  Not only did Thornton implode, but so did the rest of the White Sox bullpen until Sergio Santos arrived and calmed everything down. Now it looks as though he will get a second chance under new manager Robin Ventura.  While Thornton … Read entire article »

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Matt Thornton-White Sox agrees to new deal

Matt Thornton-White Sox agrees to new deal

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP)—With job security out of the way, White Sox lefty Matt Thornton(notes) can now turn his attention to proving he should be Chicago’s closer. The All-Star reliever agreed to a $15 million, three-year contract Sunday that adds two years and $12 million to his previous deal. The 34-year-old Thornton went 5-4 with a 2.67 ERA and a career-high eight saves last season. He fanned 81 in 60 2-3 innings to become the first White … Read entire article »

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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