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  1. Will Marlins deal Cishek?

    AJ Mass

    Over the last eight days, Steve Cishek of the Miami Marlins has recorded six saves. That's certainly drawn a lot of added attention to the reliever, who seems to be the most likely member of the Marlins to be dealt in the next few days -- assuming th...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  2. Could Milwaukee add a reliever?

    Doug Mittler

    One of the reasons the Milwaukee Brewers are in first place in the National League Central is Francisco Rodriguez, who has enjoyed a bounce-back season with 29 saves. But the 32-year-old right-hander has hit a rough patch of late, allowing three home...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  3. Ten players who could soon help in saves

    Eric Karabell

    In the past week we've seen one established closer moved from the NL to the AL where he gets to continue closing (Huston Street), while on Wednesday another ninth-inning option stayed in the AL but saves don't appear to be close to his immediate futu...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  4. Early commitment: No. 6 Craig to Auburn

    Gerry Hamilton

    The Auburn Tigers are carrying as much recruiting momentum as any program in the country, save archrival Alabama. With one ESPNJr300 prospect already in the fold in tight end Landon Rice, (No. 299), Gus Malzahn and staff hit a four bagger with the ba...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  5. Who closes for Giants?

    AJ Mass

    The San Francisco Giants have watched a 9-1/2 game lead in the National League West on June 8 dwindle away down to nothing. During that stretch, closer Sergio Romo has blown three saves and posted a 15.19 ERA, which is why the pitcher no longer has t...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  6. Reason to worry about Romo?

    AJ Mass

    After blowing saves and losing back-to-back games -- including Saturday's loss thanks to a Brandon Barnes inside-the-park home run -- Sergio Romo has now allowed runs in five of his last nine appearances and has seen his ERA skyrocket to 5.08 on the ...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  7. If Kings win, Drew Doughty is the MVP

    Craig Custance

    Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was having a phone conversation with Bobby Orr when the conversation shifted to defensemen, and just how critical having a great one is to winning a championship. Championship teams need a goalie who makes save...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  8. Could the Royals shop Greg Holland?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals have been a mediocre team at best through the first two-plus months of the season, but don't blame the back end of the bullpen. Greg Holland has converted 18 of 19 save opportunities and Wade Davis has emerged as an elite ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  9. Is Betances the true heir to Rivera?

    AJ Mass

    After going a perfect 9-for-9 in save chances to start the season, New York Yankees closer David Robertson has now blown two saves in his last six appearances, with an ERA of 11.81 and a batting average against of .308. Could the recent struggles hav...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  10. Pleasant surprises among top relievers

    Eric Karabell

    Let's talk closers! With roughly a third of the MLB season complete and much upheaval in terms of injuries and torn UCLs and hitters performing below expectations, it's actually been a relatively quiet season so far for closers. After all, of the top...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  11. Why Magic won't spend big this summer

    Nick Borges

    The Orlando Magic can have around $22.5 million under the 2014-15 salary cap to spend on free agents or make trades. While they will sign some free agents, they are probably going to save their cash for the outstanding market in 2015. From Josh Ro...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  12. Pirates' plans with Grilli

    Joe Kaiser

    Jason Grilli returned to his role as the Pittsburgh closer on Thursday night, preserving a win over the Dodgers to record his sixth save of the season. But after missing the final two months of last season with a right forearm strain and sitting o...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  13. Nathan's closer job in jeopardy?

    Joe Kaiser

    Joe Nathan has already blown more saves (4) this season in Detroit than he did all of last season in Texas (3), and the Tigers have to be worried about the 39-year-old's struggles over the first two months of the season. Worried enough to make a c...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  14. Should Rockies go with youth at RP?

    AJ Mass

    After going 9-for-9 in save attempts in the month of April, LaTroy Hawkins has been a lot more unsteady in May. He is 2-0 with two saves in three chances, but his ERA over these last eight games is 6.43, and his batting average against is .364. That'...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  15. Could Rays be changing up closer?

    AJ Mass

    After blowing his second save of the season on Thursday against the Oakland Athletics, closer Grant Balfour didn't react kindly to the reaction from the hometown fans in attendance who were unhappy with his performance. According to the Tampa Trib...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  16. Closer change ahead in Colorado?

    AJ Mass

    Prior to Sunday's game against the San Diego Padres, LaTroy Hawkins had gone a perfect 10-for-10 in save opportunities this season. However, he had been playing with fire for some time now, and the law of averages finally caught up with him. As Pa...

    Blog | May 19, 2014