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  1. Burning Questions: Re-sign D-Rob?

    Wallace Matthews

    This is the third in a series of 10 Burning Questions the Yankees face this offseason At $5.21 million, David Robertson was a bargain for the Yankees in 2014. He finished among the top 10 closers in baseball with 39 saves, held opposing hitters...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. With Street, Angels bullpen now a strength

    David Schoenfield

    Huston Street is one of those closers who, when he comes in to face your team, always makes you think your boys have a chance for a comeback. Listed at 6-feet, he's not an intimidating presence and doesn't throw smoldering fastballs or wipeout splitt...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
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  4. Ten players who could soon help in saves

    Eric Karabell

    In the past week we've seen one established closer moved from the NL to the AL where he gets to continue closing (Huston Street), while on Wednesday another ninth-inning option stayed in the AL but saves don't appear to be close to his immediate futu...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  5. MLB - Five signature pitcher gestures

    Jim Caple

    Check out a list of five signature gestures from pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  6. Angels still shopping after Grilli deal?

    Doug Mittler

    Even after swapping struggling closers on Friday night, the Los Angeles Angels may not be done dealing for bullpen help. The Angels sent Ernesto Frieri to the Pirates for Jason Grilli, hoping a change of scenery will allow the 37-year-old Grilli ...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  7. Mariners score 2 in 9th to beat Royals 7-5

    Mariners score 2 in 9th to beat Royals 7-5

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  8. 2014 rankings update: What to make of closers such as Jonathan Pa...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft offers up his going-forward 2014 fantasy baseball rankings and examines the overall value of relief pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  9. Who are the top closers on the market?

    AJ Mass

    It's no secret that closers are a coveted commodity in the major leagues, and it would not be surprising to see at least a few contending teams attempt to upgrade their bullpen as the trade deadline approaches by dealing for a proven veteran arm to u...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  10. Pleasant surprises among top relievers

    Eric Karabell

    Let's talk closers! With roughly a third of the MLB season complete and much upheaval in terms of injuries and torn UCLs and hitters performing below expectations, it's actually been a relatively quiet season so far for closers. After all, of the top...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  11. Rick Porcello gets eighth win as Detroit splits series at Oakland...

    Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello's eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series between division leaders.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  12. Four MLB Stories You Might Have Missed While Watching Jenrry Meji...

    Jonah Keri

    With big headlines like the Tommy John epidemic, the historic strikeout rate, and moonwalking closers dominating this baseball season, you're forgiven if you've lost track of some of the subtler stories affecting the 2014 campaign. Here are...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  13. Fantasy podcast: Winning advice!

    David Schoenfield

    I filled in for Eric Karabell on the fantasy baseball podcast on Monday, joining the great Tristan Cockcroft to discuss all the injuries over the weekend, closers, Drew Stubbs, Tony Cingrani, Trevor Bauer, Jhonny Peralta and much, much more. I even a...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  14. The 5 percent rule

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Posnanski over at Hardball Talk with a piece titled "The Timeless Game (and, maybe, the myth of closers)": There are two baseball phenomenons that are fascinating me these days. The first I've written about before: Teams leading going into the n...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  15. Kentucky Derby mix and match

    Jay Cronley

    The Kentucky Derby winner will come from one of 4 kinds of runners.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  16. Tanaka's edge against Trout

    Buster Olney

    The day after Masahiro Tanaka shut down Boston's lineup, some of the Red Sox hitters noted that you just don't see that many starting pitchers who throw as many splitters as Tanaka. "Closers, yes," said Jonny Gomes. "Relievers, yes. Bu...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  17. Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman to have new awards named after the...

    Top MLB relievers in each league will now be given either the "Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award" or the "Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award."

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014