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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Bullpens: Franklin, Thornton struggling

    Eric Karabell

    It's tough to feel bad for St. Louis Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin, because to be honest, he has lasted as the team's closer a lot longer than most people thought he would. Then again, he's getting a bit of a bad deal today. Yes, Fran...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  6. Struggles of Ryan Franklin, Matt Thornton have fantasy owners loo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers possible contingency plans for a few closer situations (Cardinals, White Sox, Giants) that are surprisingly shaky, and highlights a few situations (Toronto, Houston) that have been surprisingly solid.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  7. Matt Capps trade helps Drew Storen

    Eric Karabell

    On the same day the Washington Nationals placed future star Stephen Strasburg on the disabled list, they also traded Matt Capps to the Minnesota Twins for catching prospect Wilson Ramos. Capps is having a slightly better statistical season than the c...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  8. Matt Capps trade to Minnesota Twins opens up closer's job for Dre...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell says Matt Capps will get saves for the Twins, at the expense of Jon Rauch but helping Drew Storen.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2010
  9. Rauch isn't a top-20 closer, but he's close

    Eric Karabell

    With 29 of 30 closer situations pretty clear heading into Opening Day, the only situation fantasy baseball owners needed answers about was with the Minnesota Twins, a team that didn't have to worry about the ninth inning the past six seasons. On...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  10. Jon Rauch's fantasy value surges now that he's been named the Min...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the Minnesota Twins' naming Jon Rauch their closer, from a fantasy perspective.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2010
  11. Minnesota Twins' Jon Rauch can ably replace injured Joe Nathan an...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at how the Twins' bullpen stacks up after Joe Nathan's injury.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2010
  12. Relief Efforts: Under-the-radar saves guys for 2009

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at 10 guys who are not closing now but could be in line for saves come 2009.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2008
  13. Relief Efforts: Wild week in AL West bullpens

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell analyzes the situations in the Angels' and Mariners' bullpens and updates his reliever rankings.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2008
  14. Rauch the story from Nats-Braves

    Eric Karabell

    Maybe it's nothing. Maybe Chad Cordero will be just fine, after all, throw 70 good innings and save 35 games this season. Who knows. The fact that he warmed up but didn't pitch due to shoulder stiffness, while Jon Rauch actually came in to ...

    Blog | March 31, 2008
  15. Rauch the story from Nats-Braves

    Eric Karabell

    Maybe it's nothing. Maybe Chad Cordero will be just fine, after all, throw 70 good innings and save 35 games this season. Who knows. The fact that he warmed up but didn't pitch due to shoulder stiffness, while Jon Rauch actually came in to protect a ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2008