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  1. Donaldson trade looming in A's overhaul

    Buster Olney

    PITTSBURGH -- When you hear Ralph Branca tell the story of Bobby Thomson's historic home run, he offers a full appreciation of that moment, but the hurt is still there. Dennis Eckersley bears the same tone when speaking of Kirk Gibson's home run, tha...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants are thriving in the p...

    Paul Swydan

    Managers have shown a willingness to be flexible with bullpen roles in the postseason; will that mentality shift to the regular season?

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  3. Fernando Rodney nearing ERA record

    Eric Karabell

    Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney notched his 46th save Thursday, and lowered his microscopic ERA to 0.62, an inning away from Dennis Eckersley's record of 0.61 for the 1990 Athletics. It is Rodney, and not Craig Kimbrel or Aroldis Chapman, ...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  4. Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney close to breaking ERA mark,...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Thursday's games, including another scoreless outing for Rays closer Fernando Rodney.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  5. St. Louis' unique bullpen philosophy

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals have a strong bullpen, but they do not have a closer. Not in the traditional sense, anyway, with someone anointed as The Closer. Tony La Russa has managed great closers in the past, from Dennis Eckersley to Jason Isringhau...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  6. St. Louis Cardinals' unique bullpen approach - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that St. Louis' relievers have embraced Tony La Russa's 2011 bullpen philosophy, which features no set roles and each pitcher being ready at all times. Plus, Theo Epstein and CC Sabathia updates, and Buster's World Series pick.

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2011
  7. MLB: C.J. Wilson and Alexi Ogando's switch to the rotation is hel...

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri of FanGraphs looks at the success of relievers-turned-starters such as C.J. Wilson to see why certain pitchers are well-suited to make the transition.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2011
  8. Tribe's saving grace

    The standing joke about Joe Borowski is that one of his best pitches is a hanging slider. Look, he's never going to be confused with Mariano Rivera or J.J. Putz or Dennis Eckersley, and hitters tell you, with their big and aggressive swings, that the...

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2007
  9. Writers Bloc: Outsiders

    Jim Baker

    The Red Sox are suffering from a lack of leadership among the team's three most-talented players.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2003
  10. Can a closer convert into a top-flight starter?

    Thom Henninger, STATS. Inc.

    Making the switch from closer to starter is challenging--but not unheard of.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2003