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  1. Dale Thayer could keep closer gig a while

    Eric Karabell

    The first time fantasy owners were introduced to right-hander Dale Thayer was likely back in 2009. That March, Thayer seemed to at least be in the running for the Tampa Bay Rays' closer role, since at the time he boasted five different minor lea...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  2. Dale Thayer of San Diego Padres was surprise choice for closer wi...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the rapidly changing closer landscape in fantasy baseball, highlighted by Dale Thayer's ascension in San Diego.

    Blog | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  3. Brandon League still M's best saves option

    Eric Karabell

    One week ago Seattle Mariners closer Brandon League was owned in more than 90 percent of ESPN.com standard leagues, and I actually thought that figure was a bit low. League was cruising along with nine saves in as many chances, a 2.08 ERA, enough str...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  4. Brandon League still should lead Seattle Mariners in saves this s...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Brandon League's nightmarish week and what it means for his closer's gig, and breaks down unscored-upon relievers to this point.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  5. MLB: Derrek Lee, Javier Vazquez and Jon Rauch among the potential...

    Keith Law

    The final page of Keith Law's top 50 free agents includes possible bats on the rebound and a slew of relief pitchers of all shapes and sizes.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2010
  6. Joe Nathan and myth of dominant closer - MLB

    Matt Meyers

    Joe Nathan's season-ending injury should have ended the Twins' playoff hopes, and yet an unlikely bullpen strategy has brought them into peak form

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2010
  7. Government should investigate Florida Marlins' stadium

    Buster Olney

    With the state of the Marlins' finances brought into serious question, a formal investigation may be in order. Plus, Brian Fuentes already pays off for the Twins, an update on Manny Ramirez and the White Sox, and why the Red Sox's hole might be too deep.

    Blog | Conversation | August 29, 2010
  8. Closer report: Trevor Hoffman gets saves

    Eric Karabell

    Don't feel badly for Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford now that manager Ken Macha has announced he'll give the resilient Trevor Hoffman some save opportunities down the stretch, but the fact is Axford has proven himself as well. He'...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  9. Trevor Hoffman getting save chances ahead of John Axford in short...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at a number of closer issues around the league, leading with the Brewers giving Trevor Hoffman saves chances once again.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2010
  10. Fuentes worth owning more than Rodney

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Angels closer Brian Fuentes sports a 5.93 ERA and has allowed five home runs this season, numbers that Fernando Rodney owners point to as evidence a ninth-inning change should be made. Angels manager Mike Scioscia hears the calls, especia...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  11. Los Angeles Angels closer Brian Fuentes still worth owning despit...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the issues with the Angels bullpen and whether it's worth owning Brian Fuentes or Fernando Rodney.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  12. Angels overpay for underperforming Rodney

    Keith Law

    The Angels do need another reliever to help cover the seventh and eighth innings along with Kevin Jepsen, or perhaps to push Brian Fuentes into a less-leveraged role given his struggles in his first year in the American League, but Fernando Rodney pr...

    Blog | December 23, 2009
  13. MLB - Keith Law: Los Angeles Angels overpay for underperforming r...

    Keith Law

    The Angels do need another reliever to help cover the seventh and eighth innings along with Kevin Jepsen, or perhaps to push Brian Fuentes into a less-leveraged role given his struggles in his first year in the American League, but Fernando Rodney pr...

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2009
  14. A game filled with crossroads

    Buster Olney

    The moment Nick Swisher lifted the ball over the infield, Angels reliever Brian Fuentes shot his arm into the air, that arm driven by the exultation of someone who had survived a series of close scrapes. All of Game 5 of the American League Champions...

    Blog | October 23, 2009
  15. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- New York Yankees and Los Angeles Ange...

    Buster Olney

    The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels play a game filled with crossroads.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2009
  16. Buster Olney Blog -- MLB -- The best teams in the AL have cracks ...

    Buster Olney

    Look across the top of the divisions in the American League, or at the wildcard standings, and you see teams that appear to be comfortably set for the playoffs, but a closer look at their pitching staffs reveals some fissures, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2009