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September 5, 2017

Closer Report

Week 23

by Matt Collins


We’re winding down to the end of the season, and it’s the most exciting time of the year for fantasy players. For those in head-to-head leagues, your playoffs are probably just about ready to start up, and those in roto leagues are fighting for every point you can get every day. Keeping up to date on everything, including bullpen happenings around the league, can go a long way. Obviously, there aren’t as many changes this time of year as there are earlier on, but there is still news to track. For that, keep an eye on the Closer Grid for any changes. Now, let’s get on to today’s news.

Blake Parker is trying to take over in Los Angeles

The Angels bullpen has been nearly impossible to get a clear read on for the last couple of months since Bud Norris had the job taken away from him. It seemed, at least to me, that the ninth inning was Cam Bedrosian’s to lose. However, they haven’t been confident giving him two straight appearances since he came back from the disabled list and it’s hard to be counted on as a closer if that’s the case. Instead, they’ve handed the job to Blake Parker. He hasn’t been officially named the closer, but he’s gotten three saves in the past week and if they aren’t planning on using him moving forward I can only assume they’re just messing with me. It’s a little strange he didn’t get the job sooner considering how great he’s been all year. Just recently, he tossed eleven straight scoreless outings with 13 strikeouts and just two walks. Of course, that streak was broken Monday night when he allowed two runs to push a game into extras. Even with that, I expect him to continue to get the bulk save chances.

Nobody in Texas has taken over

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