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  1. Could Walden close for Cards?

    AJ Mass

    When the St. Louis Cardinals made their trade with the Atlanta Braves to get outfielder Jason Heyward, they also acquired reliever Jordan Walden as part of the package. Earlier this week, the team came to terms with the pitcher on a $6.6 million, two...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  2. Trade: Cards go all-in, Braves get younger

    Keith Law

    Monday's trade between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves indicates the Cardinals are going all-in for 2015. Jason Heyward is just a year from free agency, but that one year will be a very valuable one, even if he just maintains the status...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  3. Kimbrel's outing cause for worry?

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, the Atlanta Braves declared that closer Craig Kimbrel should be considered day-to-day, as the pitcher dealt with soreness in his right shoulder that was hoped to be resolved by a few days of rest. On Saturday, Kimbrel made his firs...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  4. Hanson unlikely to help Angels

    Keith Law

    I understand the Los Angeles Angels are looking for affordable help for the back of their rotation, and I don't think trading a hard-throwing reliever for it is a bad idea, but I'm very pessimistic about the pitcher they acquired, Tommy Han...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  5. Tommy Hanson unlikely to help the Los Angeles Angels and Atlanta ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the Tommy Hanson-Jordan Walden trade, and explains why the Braves got the better end of it.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  6. X factors for contenders down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With a little more than six weeks remaining in the 2012 season, tight divisional races and young, ultra-talented players have made this season one of the most exciting in years. There are easily 20 teams still within seven games of making the pla...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  7. Los Angeles Angels are trying to survive injuries, poor performan...

    Buster Olney

    From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  8. Jordan Walden, Brian Wilson among closers being most effectively ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains which teams are using their closers most effectively.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2012
  9. MLB - Desmond Jennings should win AL Rookie of the Year

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron of FanGraphs explains why Desmond Jennings deserves to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  10. Craig Kimbrel, Jordan Walden have the stuff to have a long, succe...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey scouts and interviews Craig Kimbrel, Jordan Walden and Joel Hanrahan, three fireballers who have emerged as top closers this season.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  11. Britton, Pineda lead rookie pitching class

    Jim Bowden

    Editor's Note: Jim Bowden's ranking of rookie position players will come Tuesday morning. In addition, all stats reflect Monday's results, except for those of Michael Pineda, who is starting a late game against Minnesota. The 2010 major league roo...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  12. Can rookies Belt, Freeman rebound?

    Eric Karabell

    If you had asked me before the season to choose between the potential National League Rookie of the Year first base candidates, I would have chosen Freddie Freeman over Brandon Belt, but mainly because of opportunity, not ability. The Atlanta Braves ...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  13. Brandon Belt, Freddie Freeman struggling early but should produce...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the early woes of rookies Brandon Belt and Freddie Freeman, plus lists his top 10 rookies for this season.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  14. MLB: The Los Angeles Angeles named a new closer, and it might not...

    Colin Wyers

    The Angels just switched closers from Fernando Rodney to Jordan Walden, but as Colin Wyers of Baseball Prospectus explains, the change won't matter.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  15. Jordan Walden named Angels closer, but ...

    Eric Karabell

    Last season more than a third of the Opening Day closers ended up being replaced at some point, because of injury, ineffectiveness or simply because the team's manager decided he wanted to make a change. Well, we're less than one week into ...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  16. Jordan Walden brings strikeout stuff to Los Angeles Angels' close...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the Angels' decision to move young fireballer Jordan Walden to the closer role, giving him a preliminary fantasy ranking among closers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2011