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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. Bowden's Bullets: Pujols chase ending?

    Jim Bowden

    At the time of this posting, the Albert Pujols mega-bidding war reached its zenith just past midnight early Wednesday morning. The Miami Marlins made a 10-year offer that was so complicated it required the attention of Dan Halem, MLB's senior vice pr...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  4. MLB - Josh Willingham, Kelly Johnson and other inexpensive free a...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at some bargain bin free agents who could provide value, such as Josh Willingham and Kelly Johnson.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  5. Bullpen Report: Padilla still the closer

    Eric Karabell

    Whether we care to accept it or not, it sure looks like Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is going to entrust his team's closer role to right-hander Vicente Padilla, provided said right-hander comes off the disabled list Friday and can b...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  6. Vicente Padilla, Andrew Bailey ready to help fantasy owners with ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines seven bullpen situations, offering his thoughts on such players as Vicente Padilla, Kyle Farnsworth, Andrew Bailey and Jon Rauch.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  7. Bullpens: Save projections for all 30 teams

    Eric Karabell

    There has been quite a bit of news involving closers in the past week. Brian Wilson and Frank Francisco seem headed for the disabled list, and will perhaps be joined by Brad Lidge and J.J. Putz. There are at least three situations in which we could p...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  8. Joe Nathan, Ryan Franklin projected for 30-plus saves in 2011, wh...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his save projections for all 30 teams, predicting save totals for everyone from Jonathan Papelbon and Brad Lidge to Tyler Clippard and Aroldis Chapman.

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  9. Closer Report: Frank Francisco an option?

    Eric Karabell

    Although it seems that 99 percent of the attention in that Mike Napoli-Frank Francisco trade last week went to the undervalued catcher being sent packing for the second time in a matter of days, it's the relief pitcher who could end up with the ...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  10. Frank Francisco a sleeper for saves with the Toronto Blue Jays

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell checks in on the Blue Jays', Angels', Marlins' and Rays' bullpen situations in detail, offering his thoughts about such relievers as Frank Francisco and Fernando Rodney in the process.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  11. 2010 MLB free agency: Frank Francisco, Jesse Crain could offer ba...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at some free agent relief pitchers and notes that, while the big names will be Mo Rivera and Rafael Soriano, bargains could be found in Frank Francisco, Jesse Crain and others.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2010
  12. 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
  13. Closers: White Sox, Indians in spotlight

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Jenks seemed to be cruising along in April, disproving the doubters who believed his days as a reliable saves guy were nearing an end. He finished the month being scored on a few times, but nothing out of the ordinary, ...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  14. Bobby Jenks should keep his closer role, but will Kerry Wood?

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses save situations around the majors, looking for any potential changes fantasy owners should know about.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  15. Box Score Bits: Blanks breaks out

    Eric Karabell

    • This is why we preach patience. San Diego Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks entered Monday's game against Jair Jurrjens and the Atlanta Braves hitting .158 with one RBI. Then he homered among three hits and knocked in five runs, raising his ...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  16. Big night for Kyle Blanks coincides with Jair Jurrjens' struggles...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the Monday results from baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2010