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  1. Crain on track to return this month?

    Joe Kaiser

    Veteran reliever Jesse Crain, who hasn't pitched since July 29 of last year due to biceps tendinitis surgery, could make his Houston Astros debut by the end of the month. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow told reporters Friday that Crain began rehabbing and i...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  2. White Sox still waiting on reliever

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago White Sox spent the offseason revamping their bullpen in a big way, having parted ways with Jesse Crain, Matt Thornton and Addison Reed. While a competition to be the closer is expected to take place this spring between Nate Jones, Matt L...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  3. Crain still not ready

    AJ Mass

    Last season, he was an All Star for the Chicago White Sox. After being dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays in late July, he was unable to pitch for his new team due to an injury. Now, having signed a one-year deal with the Houston Astros reportedly worth $3....

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  4. No rush with Rays on Price

    AJ Mass

    Even though one of the more "obvious" moves that was predicted to take place this offseason was the trading away of pitcher David Price by the Tampa Bay Rays, no such deal has even come close to happening as of yet. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Ti...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  5. 2013 MLB free agency relief pitchers buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the best and worst values on the reliever free-agent market, and also offers up some trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  6. Injuries that could change October

    Buster Olney

    We've reached the stage of the season when a lot of injuries are probably not going to be healed by the time the playoffs start, a time when the team athletic trainers and the doctors are running out of time to fully treat their patients. In a lot of...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  7. Defensive implications of deadline deals - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at the defensive implications involved in some of the biggest MLB deadline deals. He believes Jose Iglesias, traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers, could be a long-term option at shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2013
  8. Colorado Rockies should be looking to trade for hitting not pitch...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan takes a look at Colorado's offensive concerns. While talk has been about improving pitching through trades, he believes the hitting must be addressed first for the Rockies to contend.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  9. Chase Utley to the A's, plus other possible AL trades - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron of FanGraphs proposes five American League trades that should happen before the July 31 deadline. First proposal: Send Chase Utley to the Oakland Athletics.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  10. All-Star pitcher interviews: Locke, Kimbrel

    Eric Karabell

    There's perhaps no All-Star who has been more of a surprise this season than Pittsburgh Pirates lefty Jeff Locke. After all, he's not a particularly hard thrower and wasn't raved about as a prospect, and yet he has won eight of 10 decisions so far, w...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  11. White Sox, Phillies, Brewers must rebuild

    Jim Bowden

    With the addition of an extra wild-card team, it's becoming increasingly difficult for GMs to decide whether their teams are contenders, so I've decided to do it for them. Wednesday I examined three teams on the edge of contention, and explained w...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  12. Using shutdowns to measure baseball's top relievers - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello uses the shutdowns metric to determine the best relievers in baseball right now.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  13. Closer Report: The search for holds

    Eric Karabell

    I recently selected Chicago White Sox right-hander Jesse Crain in a deep dynasty league, not because I expect him to get saves, but because I need holds. Middle relief is pretty important in real baseball, but in standard fantasy baseball leagues, th...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  14. Daniel Bard, Rafael Soriano figure to be reliable options for hol...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the latest closer updates relevant to fantasy and looks for reliable options in the increasingly popular holds category.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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