August 29, 2017
We’re almost into September, meaning we are in the most important time of the year for fantasy baseball. Every boost in any category could mean the difference between a championship and a middle-of-the-pack season, and the bullpen can be the area in which most roster movement can happen. With that in mind, just a reminder you can keep up with the latest changes on the Closer Grid. Now let’s get on to the week in news.
Greg Holland losing his grip on the Rockies closer job
One of the best stories in the world of relievers in 2017 has been the success of Greg Holland. The former elite closer was coming off a missed year and a disappointing one the season before that, and had something to prove in 2017. For most of this season, he’d proven that he’s as good as he was at his best and was holding down the late innings for the Rockies to an extent not many expected. Things have taken a turn in the month of August. He has an ERA over 15.00 for the month and has allowed multiple runs in five of his past eight outings. This has led to speculation that he is about to lose his job. With the Rockies in the thick of a playoff race, they don’t really have time to wait for him to right the ship. I still have Holland at the top of my grid, but it’s extremely tentative. It wouldn’t surprise me to change it as soon as today (Tuesday). If Jake McGee is still available in your league, go get him. I wouldn’t drop Holland just yet, but this is a situation you need to keep a very close eye on for the next few days.
Jeurys Familia is back for the Mets