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07-18

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Closer Report: Week 16
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Matt Collins

07-11

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Closer Report: Week 15
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Matt Collins

07-05

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Closer Report: Week 14
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Matt Collins

06-27

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Closer Report: Week 13
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Matt Collins

06-20

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 12
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Mike Gianella

06-20

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Closer Report: Week 12
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Matt Collins

06-13

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Closer Report: Week 11
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Matt Collins

06-06

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Closer Report: Week 10
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Matt Collins

05-30

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Closer Report: Week 9
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Matt Collins

05-23

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Closer Report: Week 8
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Matt Collins

05-16

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Closer Report: Week 7
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Matt Collins

05-09

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Closer Report: Week 6
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Matt Collins

05-02

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Closer Report: Week 5
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Matt Collins

04-25

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Closer Report: Week 4
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Matt Collins

04-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Reconsidering Your Targets
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Mike Gianella

04-19

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Deep League Report: Week 3
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Scooter Hotz

04-18

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Closer Report: Week 3
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Matt Collins

04-11

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Closer Report: Week 2
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Matt Collins

04-06

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The Stash List: 2017 First Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

04-05

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Deep League Report: Week 1
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Scooter Hotz

04-04

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Closer Report: Week 1
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Matt Collins

03-10

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Relievers
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Mike Gianella

03-08

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief Pitchers
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-07

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Player Profile: Shawn Kelley
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Scooter Hotz

10-04

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Closer Report: It's Award Season!
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Matt Collins

09-27

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Closer Report: Week 26
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Matt Collins

09-20

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Closer Report: Week 25
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Matt Collins

09-13

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Closer Report: Week 24
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Matt Collins

09-06

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Closer Report: Week 23
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Matt Collins

08-30

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Closer Report: Week 22
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Matt Collins

08-23

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Closer Report: Week 21
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Matt Collins

08-16

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Closer Report: Week 20
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Matt Collins

08-09

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Closer Report: Week 19
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Matt Collins

08-02

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Closer Report: Week 18
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Matt Collins

07-26

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Closer Report: Week 17
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Matt Collins

07-19

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Closer Report: Week 16
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Matt Collins

07-12

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Closer Report: Week 15
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Matt Collins

07-05

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Closer Report: Week 14
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Matt Collins

06-28

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Closer Report: Week 13
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Matt Collins

06-21

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Closer Report: Week 12
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Matt Collins

06-14

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Closer Report: Week 11
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Matt Collins

06-07

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Closer Report: Week 10
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Matt Collins

05-31

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Closer Report: Week Nine
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Matt Collins

05-25

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Updating the Tiers: Relief Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

05-24

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Closer Report: Week Eight
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Matt Collins

05-17

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Closer Report: Week Seven
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Matt Collins

05-10

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Closer Report: Week Six
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Matt Collins

05-03

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Closer Report: Week Five
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Matt Collins

04-26

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Closer Report: Week Four
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Matt Collins

04-19

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Closer Report: Week Two
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Matt Collins

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July 18, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 16

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Matt Collins

Nationals trade should have brought clarity to Washington and Oakland, but it hasn't really done that yet.

Welcome to the Closer Report, and more importantly welcome to trade season. We had our first major reliever trade of the summer, and it involved the team we were all expecting it to include. That wasn’t the only news of the All-Star-shortened week, either, as a couple of committees are becoming slightly clearer. Before we move on to that, just a reminder you can keep up with all movement with the Closer Grid. Now, let’s get to the news.

Nationals finally address bullpen woes

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July 11, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 15

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Matt Collins

Bud Norris stays strong at back end of Angels pen.

We have reached the official unofficial halfway point of the baseball season and a small break from action for fantasy baseball players. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view) the world of closers never sleeps. Despite it being a fairly quiet week in Reliever Land, there still are a few situations that we are keeping close tabs on and can update heading into the break. Before we get there, just a reminder that you can keep up with the latest movement with the Closer Grid. Now, on to the news.

Bud Norris is still in control for the Angels

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July 5, 2017 8:04 am

Closer Report: Week 14

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Matt Collins

Sam Dyson, Bud Norris, and Matt Bush—maybe.

Welcome back to a one-day-late edition of the Closer Report. It was an eventful week in the world of relievers, with injuries and underperformance leading to some notable changes in bullpens around the league. Before we get into that, just a reminder you can keep up with the latest changes with the Closer Grid. Now, on to the news.

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June 27, 2017 10:45 am

Closer Report: Week 13

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Matt Collins

The Nationals would love to switch places with the Angels when it comes to the bullpens. Both teams are frustrating as heck for fantasy players.

Welcome back to the Closer Report. It wasn’t a terribly busy week in Reliever Land, but there seems to be plenty of movement bubbling under the surface, just waiting to jump out into the wilderness. Before we get into all of that, just a reminder that you can keep up with any movement with the Closer Grid. Now, let’s get to the good stuff.

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Derek Fisher was sent down, but he'll be back, and was worth bidding on.

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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June 20, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 12

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Matt Collins

Did you know the Nationals are still feeling around in the dark for a closer?

Welcome back to the Closer Report. It wasn’t a busy week in Reliever Land but, despite that, there is still plenty to talk about with some strange performances, notable usage and returns from injury. Before we get into that, just a reminder that you can keep up with all changes during the week with the Closer Grid. Now, let’s get to the goods.

Cam Bedrosian is back in Los Angeles; Huston Street close behind

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June 13, 2017 7:13 am

Closer Report: Week 11

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Matt Collins

You'll never guess what's going on with the Phillies bullpen. No, really, no one will ever guess in a million years, it's just awful.

Welcome back to the Closer Report. This past week was a little more eventful than the previous few, with a couple changes atop depth charts and some injuries further down. Before we jump into the movement, just a reminder you can keep up with the changes with the Closer Grid. Now, let’s get to some of that content.

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June 6, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 10

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Matt Collins

Koda Glover fumbles an opportunity, but it's not time for his owners to panic until the Nats get heavy into trade talks for a new closer. Sean Doolittle soon will be lurking again in the Oakland bullpen. Cam Bedrosian is back with the Angels, but does that mean Bud Norris loses his place in line?

Welcome back to another edition of the Closer Report. It was another relatively quiet week in the land of relievers, and with it comes a shorter post than you might be used to, one which leans more on quick hits than longer profiles. Before we get into that, however, just a reminder that the Closer Grid is available to keep up with any changes in real time. Now, let’s get into the news.

Cam Bedrosian is back in L.A.—is he going to close again, too?

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May 30, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 9

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Matt Collins

It's hard to say how tight of a grip Brad Hand has on the closer's job in San Diego, with Brandon Maurer still getting opportunities in the ninth inning for the Padres. Mr. Hand apparently has to share. Also: How about that Bud Norris?

Welcome back to another edition of the Closer Report. We again are coming off a relatively quiet week on the closer front, which makes me afraid for the pile of news that will be released immediately after this publishes. As always, you can follow any such changes with the Closer Grid. Without further ado, let’s get on to the fun stuff.

Changes in San Diego

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May 23, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 8

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Matt Collins

Koda Glover has a firm grip on the Nationals closer job—for now. Keep your eyes on Brad Hand in San Diego in case Brandon Maurer falters. Be patient with Edwin Diaz in Seattle; he'll soon be closing again.

It was something of a quiet week in reliever land, which has been a rarity in 2017. There were still a few notable happenings, of course, and the quiet does give me a chance to highlight some situations that would otherwise be put on the back burner. Before we get to that, though, another reminder that you can keep up with bullpen changes at the Closer Grid. As always, recent changes are highlighted in yellow. Now, on to the fun stuff.

Koda Glover emerging in Washington

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May 16, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 7

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Matt Collins

Nationals bullpen returns to chaotic normalcy.

Welcome back to another edition of the Closer Report. It was another busy week in reliever land, with injury after injury, after return from the disabled list, after injury. This might be (probably is) recency bias, but it seems as if there are more injuries to closers this year, a trend that likely is, at least partially, due to the new 10-day disabled list. Either way, you can keep up with all of these injuries and any other movement on the Closer Grid. Now, let’s get to the news.

Nationals Bullpen Back at Full Strength, As Confusing as Ever

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May 9, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 6

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Matt Collins

Matt Albers emerges from Nationals bullpen morass.

Welcome back to the Closer Report. It was a busy week on the closer front, so we’ll get right into it. Before we do, just a reminder than you can keep up with changes with The Closer Grid, and the cells highlighted in yellow represent changes since the last column.

Francisco Rodriguez is almost certainly out in Detroit

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