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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. MLB: New evidence against Lance Armstrong brings up a baseball di...

    Buster Olney

    Given what baseball fans have endured and debated in recent years regarding the nature of performance-enhancing drugs in the game, what stance should they take with Lance Armstrong as he fights charges against him?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. MLB -- Spring Training -- Your daily rundown of position battle u...

    Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler

    In the daily look at position battles: Joe Nathan's replacements, the Nats' new shortstop and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2010
  15. Key under-the-radar injuries

    Buster Olney

    Joe Nathan's injury is the most significant of the spring to this point, because the Twins have to find a way to replace one of the best closers in baseball -- whether it is with Francisco Liriano, Matt Guerrier, Jon Rauch or (down the road) Hea...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  16. MLB -- Buster Olney: Joe Nathan's injury gets the attention, but ...

    Buster Olney

    While Joe Nathan's bum elbow gets all the attention this spring, Buster points out that several other notable players -- who will have just as much to say, or more, about their teams' success -- are also on the shelf.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2010