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  1. 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
  2. Closer Report: Papelbon's woes

    Eric Karabell

    Honestly, if closers keep pitching the way they have so far this season, we're going to need to devote a daily column to it. On Monday, those fellows were a mess. On Tuesday, it was a bit quieter. On Wednesday, an incredible six closers blew saves, s...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
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  4. Five home MLB teams win in walk-off fashion

    A lot of fans around major league baseball went home happy on Wednesday. The same cannot be said for visiting teams' closers.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  5. Mike Moustakas rises, Clayton Kershaw falls in 2014 rankings upda...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft offers up his first going-forward 2014 fantasy baseball rankings, including how to adjust for all the new closers.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  6. Opening Day closer shake-ups

    Eric Karabell

    If the first full day of the 2014 major league season is any indication, it's going to be a ridiculous season for big league closers, more so than normal. In a span of a few hours Monday there was one news item after another affecting the crazy world...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
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  8. Bullpen Report: AL saves projections

    Eric Karabell

    There was some general upheaval when it came to various big-name National League closers and my saves projections for this season. But my saves predicting is not complete. Here are my American League projections: Baltimore Orioles: Right-hander To...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  9. Bullpen Report: NL saves projections

    Eric Karabell

    Whether you're the type of owner who targets high-end, dominant relief pitchers such as Craig Kimbrel early in drafts or adopts the adage to avoid paying for saves, the fact is we spend a lot of time talking about closers, predicting who's next in li...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  10. MLB -- BBTN 100: Ranking the top five closers in MLB for 2014

    Check out the MLB right-handers as ESPN counts down to the top 100 players of 2014.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2014
  11. Fantasy impact of Chapman's injury

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Thursday, there was only one relief pitcher being selected ahead of Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman in ESPN standard drafts. Unfortunately, this will change now that Chapman is likely out until mid-May at least after a scary incident W...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  12. Ranking the tourney's top 12 closers

    Jeff Goodman

    There's nothing more entertaining than watching game-winning buckets in the NCAA tournament. Some players live for the big moments, while others shy away from those situations. As we get ready to take in the madness of the first full day of games,...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  13. In capable closers they trust

    Christina Kahrl

    With the close of the Age of Mo, we're living in the new era these days. Last year's season-long Viking funeral held for the greatest reliever the game has known didn't just end a peerless career, it brought to light how few superstar closers the gam...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  14. Volatile world of closers in chart form

    David Schoenfield

    Christina Kahrl just posted an essay discussing the lack of superstar closers in today's game. Once you get past Craig Kimbrel and Joe Nathan, it thins out in a hurry. Greg Holland and Kenley Jansen were dominant last year, but that was Holland's fir...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  15. Feliz struggles, Soria sharp, White Sox top Texas

    Feliz struggles, Soria sharp, White Sox top Texas

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 02, 2014
  16. Bullpens: Top 10 closers-in-waiting

    Eric Karabell

    A year ago, it was pretty clear that at some point Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly would come to his senses and reward awesome right-handed power pitcher Kenley Jansen with the closer role. After all, we had already seen what Brandon League...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  17. Cooper: Sox can develop closers

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- If there is one thing Chicago White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper won't stress about, it's finding a new closer. When Addison Reed was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks last month for power-hitting third baseman Matt Davidson, it left ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  18. Raptors rally past Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks

    Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, and the Toronto Raptors rallied for a 95-83 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | December 27, 2013