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  1. White Sox closer remains a mystery

    AJ Mass

    For the past month-plus, the Chicago White Sox have been using Ronald Belisario as their closer -- a move necessitated by the ankle injury to Matt Lindstrom, who is still hoping to make it back to the mound before the end of the season. However, afte...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  2. Could White Sox turn to Gregg?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago White Sox have had only eight save opportunities so far in 2014, but they've blown five of them, making this bullpen one of the more futile units in the major leagues right now. As Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald writes, the Wh...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  3. Will White Sox make RP changes?

    AJ Mass

    Even though they won two out of three games, the Chicago White Sox bullpen struggled mightily in the team's opening series of 2014, with a 7.84 ERA and a league-worst three blown saves. Overall, the staff ranks tied for next to last in the majors wit...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  4. Showalter hesitant to commit to closer

    AJ Mass

    With last season's closer Jim Johnson no longer on the team, there was a sense that eventually the Baltimore Orioles would sign a free agent reliever to take over the ninth-inning role. However, despite a "close but no cigar" flirtation with Grant Ba...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  5. Position battle: White Sox closer

    AJ Mass

    With Addison Reed having been traded to Arizona, the Chicago White Sox enter this spring without a clear-cut favorite to replace the pitcher who successfully closed out 40 games for the team in 2013. Pitching coach Don Cooper has said he expects one ...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  6. Bullpens: Top 10 closers-in-waiting

    Eric Karabell

    A year ago, it was pretty clear that at some point Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly would come to his senses and reward awesome right-handed power pitcher Kenley Jansen with the closer role. After all, we had already seen what Brandon League...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  7. Position battle: White Sox closer

    AJ Mass

    With Addison Reed having been traded away to Arizona, the Chicago White Sox enter this spring without a clear-cut favorite to replace the pitcher who successfully closed out 40 games for the team last year. Pitching coach Don Cooper has said that he ...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  8. Orioles done looking for a closer

    AJ Mass

    When the Baltimore Orioles nixed a previously agreed-upon deal with Grant Balfour due to results of his physical, it was assumed at the time that his shoulder was to blame. Apparently, that's not the case. According to's Buster Olney, "th...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  9. Closing thoughts on Reed trade

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago White Sox finished 30 games out of first place in the American League Central last season. Having a closer like Addison Reed (40 saves in 2013) to lock down victories is a luxury that the team felt it could afford to lose until they could...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  10. Recent call-up David Cooper getting the chance to play regularly ...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey profiles recent Toronto Blue Jays call-up David Cooper (with video), passes along his thoughts on Carlos Lee and has an update on Brandon Webb.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2011
  11. Texas Rangers' Brandon Webb lacks velocity in extended spring tra...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey reports on Brandon Webb's two innings of work in extended spring training.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  12. Pitchers to watch in spring training

    Eric Karabell

    Although all eyes in Cincinnati Reds camp likely will be on the tall, Cuban lefty who can throw 105 miles per hour -- I admit, I'll be watching as well -- I think we know by now how manager Dusty Baker intends to use Aroldis Chapman. Someday, pe...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  13. Travis Wood, Jonathan Broxton highlight the pitchers that fantasy...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell addresses a handful of pitchers he'll be watching closely in spring training, including Travis Wood and Jonathan Broxton.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2011
  14. Can Justin Duchscherer help owners?

    Eric Karabell

    I missed out on the near-Cy Young campaign St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter delivered in 2009 because, like many of you, I was skeptical that someone in their 30s could be absent the better part of two major league seasons and still b...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  15. Baltimore Orioles' Justin Duchscherer makes for a good late-round...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the 2011 fantasy value of Justin Duchscherer, who recently signed with the Baltimore Orioles, and also looks at a few other pitchers returning from serious injuries, including Brandon Webb and Erik Bedard.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2011
  16. MLB: Thanks to a dominant bullpen, the Padres are surprising cont...

    Tim Keown

    A fun-loving group of relievers has the surprising Padres hanging tough out west while keeping National League hitters on lockdown.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010