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  1. Bullpen Report: Brothers 'the man' again

    Eric Karabell

    Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt probably deserved a better fate this week in Philadelphia, but now it's reasonable to ask if Thursday night was the last time we'll see the Venezuelan right-hander pitch. Betancourt blew the save in Wednesday...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  2. Bullpen Report: Closers on new teams

    Eric Karabell

    The best relief pitchers in the Boston Red Sox bullpen in 2012 were, believe it or not, right-handers Scott Atchison and Junichi Tazawa. Actually, that dynamic duo led all Red Sox pitchers in wins above replacement, which is hard to believe -- and a ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  3. Joel Hanrahan, Rafael Soriano set to take on similar roles as in ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his thoughts on a few closers (or ex-closers) who changed teams this offseason, such as Joel Hanrahan, Rafael Soriano and Ryan Madsen, and examines their current situations.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  4. Podcast: Will Marlins contend in NL East?

    Eric Karabell

    Here are the top five reasons why you just can't miss Wednesday's awesome Baseball Today podcast with myself and Keith Law, giants in every sense of the word: 1. We look back at the pitcher's duel in South Florida, and wonder if the Marlins are e...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  5. Aroldis Chapman's ownership too high

    Eric Karabell

    It was almost a bit painful to watch Cincinnati Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman pitch Tuesday night. Then again, he wasn't really pitching, but rather throwing his intriguing fastballs and having no clue where the ball was going. That wasn&#039...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  6. Aroldis Chapman of Cincinnati Reds among many setup men with owne...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the recent struggles of Aroldis Chapman and lists other setup men who should be owned in considerably fewer leagues.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  7. Closer Report: The search for holds

    Eric Karabell

    I recently selected Chicago White Sox right-hander Jesse Crain in a deep dynasty league, not because I expect him to get saves, but because I need holds. Middle relief is pretty important in real baseball, but in standard fantasy baseball leagues, th...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  8. Daniel Bard, Rafael Soriano figure to be reliable options for hol...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the latest closer updates relevant to fantasy and looks for reliable options in the increasingly popular holds category.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  9. Rafael Soriano's value takes a big hit

    Eric Karabell

    Defending American League saves leader and coveted free agent Rafael Soriano chose the potential for championships over the glory of saves, agreeing to a three-year deal with the New York Yankees late Thursday. While Soriano, certainly well-compensat...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  10. Rafael Soriano's signing with the New York Yankees is devastating...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell breaks down the fantasy impact of Rafael Soriano's signing with the New York Yankees.

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2011
  11. Closer Report: Who closes for Rays, M's?

    Eric Karabell

    Without looking, name one current Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher. I'm serious; it's not as easy as you'd think. The past few seasons, fantasy baseball owners have benefited from individual pieces of this thriving bullpen, not only from...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  12. Potential closers Brandon League, Jacob McGee interesting sleeper...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell checks in on the Rays and Mariners bullpen situations in detail, as well as offering his thoughts about Kevin Gregg, Bobby Jenks, Aroldis Chapman and others.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2011
  13. Closers: Hong-Chih Kuo the guy to own

    Eric Karabell

    It's impossible to predict how many saves a relief pitcher will get in a given time period, whether it's a week, a month, heck, even a season. Who would have guessed Rafael Soriano would be the American League saves leader, with Mariano Riv...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  14. Hong-Chih Kuo has officially usurped Jonathan Broxton's closer ro...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses relief pitchers in the news, including Hong-Chih Kuo. Koji Uehara and Trevor Hoffman.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2010
  15. Mike Gonzalez will cede some saves to Rafael Soriano

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell praises the way the Braves are handling their bullpen, even if it means taking some saves away from Mike Gonzalez.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2009
  16. Relief Efforts: Where do Braves go with Smoltz gone?

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the Braves' bullpen situation now that John Smoltz is out for the year, as well as the Yankees' pen now that Joba Chamberlain is a starter.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2008