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The Closer Catch-Up: Craig’s List Is Good!

Saturday night marked Craig Kimbrel's 300th career save, placing him just two spots behind Fernando Rodney on the all-time career saves list. It also tied him 27th alongside Doug Jones and Jason Isringhausen. But while milestones make baseball fun, let's take a moment to discuss the state of the Red Sox bullpen. Over the last seven days, Boston's pen has pitched 26 innings, giving up 14 earned runs and secured just two saves. It's a drastic fall from grace, especially for a bullpen that finished 2017 with the second-best…

2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Relief Pitchers

Everyone seems to have a different approach to drafting closers for their fantasy team. Some like to grab the elite studs at the top, while other punt saves altogether to stock up on starting pitchers. I don't advise punting any category, so as irritating as they are to own at times, closers and select middle relievers are valuable commodities. I know, it makes you want to pull your hair out when they allow five ER in 0.1 innings. We've all been there. But if you attack it right, you can end up with a solid core of…

The Closer Catch-Up: Fantasy Baseball Week 23

The writing was on the wall in San Diego on Saturday night, and once again, the message read loud and clear: ban the freakin' win. Allow me to set the table. It's Game 1 of the Dodgers/Padres doubleheader. Brad Hand slides in for the ninth. He's protecting a 5-3 lead on the back of two masterful innings from Craig Stammen - a tough act to follow indeed. Hand gives up a leadoff double to Rob Segedin and then strikes out O'Koyea Dickson swinging on a power-packed high fastball. That very pitch is a tasty fruit that's driven…