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  1. Position battle: Rangers closer

    AJ Mass

    Last season, Joe Nathan saved 43 games for the Texas Rangers. This season, he won't save any, as the reliever opted for free agency and will now be closing out victories for the Detroit Tigers. That leaves manager Ron Washington with a problem that n...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  2. One deal for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday I offered up one move I'd like to see for every team in the National League, and today we will cover the AL clubs. AL East Baltimore Orioles The Move: Sign Matt Garza to a four-year, $60 million deal. Why: The Orioles have ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  3. Curtis Granderson among the toughest qualifying offers decisions ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the second tier of free agents to see which players are worthy of a qualifying offer.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  4. Bits: Strop, Schierholtz, Martinez

    Eric Karabell

    Saves can normally be found freely on the waiver wire, but the second half of this fine 2013 season hasn't been normal in that respect. We've got nearly three weeks of September action at which to look heading into Friday, and 26 pitchers have three ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  5. Ranking bullpens for October contenders

    Jim Bowden

    A simple fact of the baseball postseason is you don't get in without a strong bullpen, and you certainly don't survive without one. These teams believe in their pens, and they tend to especially have supreme confidence in their closer. Almost inva...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  6. Monday Bits: Examining Rangers' bullpen

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to the final few days of July. On Wednesday, the last day of the month, there likely will be trades that affect both real baseball and the fantasy version. Some of the players moved will be big names, some will be minor leaguers, and in some ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  7. Projecting saves: Will Grilli, Mo set pace?

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly two months into the season, and now is a perfect time to look closer at your closers to see if they're doing the job you expect from them. Saves and stolen bases are the easiest categories to move up in for fantasy owners after two month...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  8. MLB - Joakim Soria represents value for Texas, and missed opportu...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the deal that will bring Joakim Soria to the Rangers. A good one for Texas, the deal also represents a missed opportunity for the Royals.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  9. Joe Nathan closing for the Texas Rangers is one of the worst open...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the worst Opening Day roster decisions.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  10. Does Nathan signing hurt Neftali's value?

    Eric Karabell

    I love what the Texas Rangers did in signing Joe Nathan to be their closer, thus moving Neftali Feliz to the rotation (though a year too late!). This bold move makes the team better as it seeks a third consecutive trip to the World Series, and there ...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  11. Joe Nathan's signing with Texas Rangers ups his fantasy value

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his thoughts, from a fantasy perspective, about the Texas Rangers' signing of Joe Nathan, particularly how it impacts Neftali Feliz's value.

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  12. Bowden's Bullets: The Yankees and Gio

    Jim Bowden

    * The New York Yankees have been reluctant to move top pitching prospects Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances for all the right reasons. However, if Oakland shops southpaw Gio Gonzalez, who has one of the best left-handed breaking balls in the AL...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  13. Nathan deal opens door for Feliz

    Keith Law

    The Texas Rangers turned heads this evening by signing reliever Joe Nathan to a two-year, $14.5 million deal with a club option. The price per year is high -- most likely reflecting the market premium for a "proven closer" -- but the short commitmen...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  14. Joe Nathan deal allows Texas Rangers to move Neftali Feliz into t...

    Keith Law

    The Joe Nathan deal is big for the Rangers, writes Keith Law, mostly because it allows Neftali Feliz to move into the rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  15. MLB: Rafael Furcal and Joe Nathan among the potential bargains at...

    Keith Law

    The final tier 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 03, 2011
  16. AL closers: Will Joe Nathan regain old job?

    Eric Karabell

    With the National League closer situations taken care of earlier, let's transition to the other league, where at this point only one of the top seven relief pitchers on the Player Rater reside. And I'm worried about that guy. Boston Red ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011