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  1. MLB - The Atlanta Braves should explore trading Craig Kimbrel thi...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski writes that Craig Kimbrel's great performance in recent seasons means that it's time to sell him to the highest bidder this offseason.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  2. Scanning the bullpen market

    Buster Olney

    Some general managers would prefer that the non-waiver trade deadline be moved back until the end of August, especially now, when the addition of two more wild-card teams to the playoff format provides lingering hope for more teams. To those GMs, the...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  3. Will surprise stud closers Fernando Rodney, Jim Johnson carry ove...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola looks at the peripheral stats of 11 fantasy-relevant relief pitchers -- two studs (such as Craig Kimbrel), five surprise options (Fernando Rodney) and four disappointments (John Axford) -- and lays out his expectations for them in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  4. Ranking contenders' late-inning relievers

    Jim Bowden

    At this point in the year most contending teams have solidified the front of their starting rotations and have a single effective closer. And whiles aces and closers get the glory, almost equally important for contending clubs is how well their seven...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  5. Rating the most dominant pitches in baseball - MLB

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions dives into the numbers to determine the most dominant pitches in all of baseball, with Craig Kimbrel's slider earning the No. 1 spot.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  6. Identifying five future closers

    Jim Bowden

    All general managers would love to have a Mariano Rivera or Trevor Hoffman anchoring their bullpens and closing games, but that's not always realistic. It would be ideal to buy a free agent such as Jonathan Papelbon, but not every team can afford tha...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  7. MLB - Atlanta, Philly, Boston and Tampa sweating a final week

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about a final week to the MLB season that was supposed to be a sleepy one as we'd projected it weeks ago. Now it is shrouded in urgency.

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2011
  8. Atlanta's bullpen fatigue issue

    Buster Olney

    I'm running short on time this morning, but here are a few quick thoughts: 1. All year, rival scouts have watched the Braves' young relievers rack up appearances, and they've wondered if and when Jonny Venters, Craig Kimbrel and Eric ...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  9. MLB - Braves facing bullpen fatigue issue

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there will be many questions surrounding whether the Braves' bullpen has been overworked, but Atlanta doesn't have time to worry about that now, with the Cardinals closing fast in the NL wild-card race.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  10. The dominance of Craig Kimbrel

    Buster Olney

    Jonny Venters could be a closer but really doesn't care about it, partly because he's in awe of the guy who has the job for the Braves, Craig Kimbrel. See, Venters once played catch with Kimbrel and was overwhelmed by the pure stuff. "The g...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  11. MLB - Atlanta Braves pitcher Craig Kimbrel has been dominant

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney dives into the numbers to explain just how dominant Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been.

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2011
  12. Some All-Stars unowned in many leagues

    Eric Karabell

    A year ago as baseball was nearing its All-Star break, I recall blogging about then-Atlanta Braves utilityman Omar Infante, an odd choice for selection but certainly a useful fantasy option. Infante wasn't 100 percent owned in ESPN standard (10-...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  13. Aaron Crow, Tyler Clippard, Matt Joyce among All-Stars available ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at a number of players selected to the All-Star Game who are still available in many fantasy leagues.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2011
  14. Atlanta Braves Jonny Venters needs to be owned in all fantasy lea...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey has a closer look at the Braves' Jonny Venters, the top pure relief pitcher on the Player Rater this season despite just three saves.

    Blog | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  15. The volatility of relief

    Buster Olney

    Mariano Rivera plays baseball but doesn't watch it much, and he hasn't seen Jonny Venters pitch yet. When Venters' name came up in conversation with Rivera the other day, Rivera had a lot of questions -- about Venters' style (unde...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  16. Joba Chamberlain injury illustrates volatility involved with top ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, as Joba Chamberlain's injury demonstrates, top relief pitchers can be a volatile bunch -- with steady long-term performers like Mariano Rivera being the exception, not the rule.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2011