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  1. What's next for the St. Louis Cardinals?

    Jim Bowden

    Of all the postseason teams, the St. Louis Cardinals have the least amount of work to do this offseason. GM John Mozeliak has built this team for the long haul, and the only significant free agent he has to be concerned about is All-Star reliever Pat...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  2. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. Why middle relievers are as important as ever, and which ones cou...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler uses recent usage data to show why middle relievers are so important in today's playoffs, then lays out some difference-makers in recent years and which ones could make a difference this year, such as Kevin Gausman.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  4. Will Angels turn to Rasmus?

    AJ Mass

    Although he's yet to make it through five full innings as a starter since the Los Angeles Angels began the process of converting reliever Cory Rasmus to a member of their rotation on the fly back on August 30, the pitcher may be asked to play a huge ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  5. Royals ready to return to Holland?

    AJ Mass

    The Kansas City Royals have been quite fortunate to have Wade Davis in their bullpen. The reliever has now gone 30 2/3 innings without allowing a run -- a streak that spans his last 32 outings -- but none as important to the team's playoff hopes as h...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  6. Could Miller close for Red Sox in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    At this season's July 31 trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox traded away reliever Andrew Miller to their divisional rival, the Baltimore Orioles. However, Miller will be a free agent at the end of the season and may be interested in returning to Bosto...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  7. Venters ready to call it quits?

    Joe Kaiser

    On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves announced that they had shut down 29-year-old reliever Johnny Venters for the rest of the season after it was discovered that the once-dominant reliever had torn an elbow ligament while trying to come back from his sec...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  8. MLB should consider rules for relievers

    Buster Olney

    A couple of years ago, a longtime player noted the workload of one of his teammates, a reliever, who had been asked to work day after day after day, in keeping with the general credo of the bullpen. As a reliever, you do everything you can do to take...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  9. Can you still trust in Chris Davis?

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman/third baseman Chris Davis entered Monday as the No. 23 player on his own team over the past 30 days on the ESPN Player Rater, well behind the injured Manny Machado, but also after relievers T.J. McFarland, Brad Brach a...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  10. Qualls on the move?

    AJ Mass

    The Houston Astros have a decision to make regarding reliever Chad Qualls, as the pitcher has reportedly been claimed on waivers, leaving the team until Wednesday to decide whether or not to make a deal or pull him back. According to Brian McTagga...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  11. M's in prime position to steal AL West title

    Buster Olney

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Garrett Richards rushed to cover first base and blew out his knee. Sean Doolittle, the best reliever in the AL West, is out indefinitely with a strained intercostal muscle. John Jaso struggled with concussion symptoms in the traine...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  12. Who closes Sunday for A's?

    AJ Mass

    The Oakland Athletics got what they hope was just a temporary scare on Saturday as reliever Sean Doolittle felt "a grab" in his side while closing out the team's 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. According to Aaron Leibowitz of MLB.com, "Doolit...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  13. Where Phillies can make a bold move

    Buster Olney

    Ken Giles will be the Phillies' closer one day because he appears to have a chance to be one of best relievers in baseball. Hidden amid the rubble of the Phillies' 2014 season, Giles made his debut June 12 and has been completely dominant, striking o...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  14. Dodgers still looking to deal?

    Doug Mittler

    The Los Angeles Dodgers, who already have made August waiver deals for a pair of starting pitchers, are still looking to add a reliever and a power bat off the bench, reports MLB.com's Ken Gurnick. General manager Ned Colletti has acquired righth...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  15. Changes ahead in Tigers pen?

    AJ Mass

    According to Detroit Tigers beat writer James Schmehl, "The Tigers were prepared to promote newly signed reliever Jim Johnson to Detroit on Wednesday night. In an odd twist, Johnson actually asked to stay in the minors a bit longer." Manager Brad...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  16. A day in the life of a reliever

    Burke Badenhop

    Guest bloggers are stepping in for Buster Olney this week to write the lead item, while Buster still has his news and notes below that. Today's guest blogger is Boston Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop. "What time's the national anthem?" I alway...

    Blog | August 15, 2014