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2012 MLB CLoser Profile: Jordan Walden, Los Angeles Angels

Jordan Walden slammed onto the scene last season and made waves as the new closer for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  While his start was strong and secured the job for himself, his overall performance wasn't as sweet. Walden finished ... (Continue reading)

2012 MLB Closer Profile: Javy Guerra, Los Angeles Dodgers

Last year, among all the messes that the Dodgers organization was dealing with, one of them was their closer. The Dodgers opened the season with Broxton, who failed badly.  Then they tried several replacements like Kenley Jansen and others.  When Jansen ... (Continue reading)

Heath Bell, Miami Marlins; MLB Offseason Closer Analysis

The Miami Marlins have changed a lot more than just their name.  The revamped Marlins have added a slew of big-name players to debut in their new ballpark this spring.  One of those players is ACE closer Heath Bell. Bell spent ... (Continue reading)

MLB Offseason Closer Analysis: Oakland Athletics Bullpen

The Oakland A's and GM Billy Beane did their normal offseason sell-off to get ready for a championship run in 2012.  Part of that sell-off was trading away former ROY closer Andrew Bailey to the Boston Red Sox.  That now leaves the ... (Continue reading)

The Closer Report: June 10, 2009

Saves: 9 Save Opportunities: 10 Bailey gets ripped by the Twins, giving Nathan his 13th save .By Todd Farino, Andrew Bailey had a nightmare appearance against the Twins. He gave up three runs on three hits and two walks. He entered a ... (Continue reading)

The Closer Report, June 8: Andrew Bailey Secures Closing Role With Athletics

Saves: 6 Save Opportunities: 6 Bell saves number 17; Andrew Bailey gets fifth save Andrew Bailey has secured the closer role for the Athletics with another strong save. Monday night he pitched a perfect inning to secure a 4-3 win for the A's. It ... (Continue reading)

The Closer Report (June 5)

Saves: 5 Save Opportunities: 6 Not many saves tonight, but plenty of closer action. By Todd Farino, There might have only been five saves today, but there was plenty of closer action. Jonathan Broxton battled Brad Lidge in the ninth inning for the ... (Continue reading)

Fantasy Baseball Tonight 5/30; Prospects, Injuries, What To Do With Liriano?

Now this is what we expected from David Price when he came to the majors. Price was much more helpful to your team on Saturday, as he allowed just one run over 5.2 innings, walked just two, and struck ... (Continue reading)

The Closer Report (May 27)

Saves: 7 Save Opportunities: 7   Nathan is back on track, Franklin saves 12th straight game.By Todd Farino, Sorry about missing yesterday, but it was my son's fifth birthday, so I spent the day with a bunch of little kids. Here is the ... (Continue reading)

The Closer Report: Memorial Day Edition

Saves: 8 Save Opportunities: 9   Papelbon gets hammered, but gets the save. Qualls blows second save. By Todd Farino, Hey everyone. I hope you all had a great Memorial Day. There was a full slate of games today, but only a fair ... (Continue reading)