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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
by
Matt Collins

08-09

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Closer Report: Week 19
by
Matt Collins

08-02

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Closer Report: Week 18
by
Matt Collins

07-26

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Closer Report: Week 17
by
Matt Collins

07-19

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Closer Report: Week 16
by
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
by
Matt Collins

06-28

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Closer Report: Week 13
by
Matt Collins

06-21

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Closer Report: Week 12
by
Matt Collins

06-14

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Closer Report: Week 11
by
Matt Collins

06-07

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9

Closer Report: Week 10
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Matt Collins

05-31

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Closer Report: Week Nine
by
Matt Collins

05-25

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Updating the Tiers: Relief Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

05-24

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Closer Report: Week Eight
by
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
by
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
by
Matt Collins

04-19

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Closer Report: Week Two
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Matt Collins

04-12

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Closer Report: Week Two
by
Matt Collins

04-05

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10

Closer Report: Week One
by
Matt Collins

03-09

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5

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Top 40 Relief Pitchers
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Greg Wellemeyer

03-09

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Early ADP Analysis: Relief Pitchers
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George Bissell

03-08

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Tale of the Tape: Cody Allen vs. Ken Giles
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Matt Collins

03-07

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State of the Position: Relief Pitcher
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Mike Gianella

03-03

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Relief Pitchers
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Scooter Hotz

01-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Surveying the Uncertain Closer Landscape
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J.P. Breen

10-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: A Tale of Two Closers
by
George Bissell

09-29

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Closer Report: 2015 Wrap-Up Awards
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Matt Collins

09-22

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Closer Report: Week 26
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Matt Collins

09-15

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Closer Report: Week 25
by
Matt Collins

09-08

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Closer Report: Week 24
by
Matt Collins

09-01

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Closer Report: Week 23
by
Matt Collins

08-25

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Closer Report: Week 22
by
Matt Collins

08-18

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Closer Report: Week 21
by
Matt Collins

08-10

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Closer Report: Week 20
by
Matt Collins

08-04

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Closer Report: Week 19
by
Matt Collins

07-28

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Closer Report: Week 18
by
Matt Collins

07-21

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Closer Report: Trade Deadline Edition (Week 17)
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Matt Collins

07-14

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Closer Report: Week 16
by
Matt Collins

07-07

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Closer Report: Week 14
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Matt Collins

06-30

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Closer Report: Week 14
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Matt Collins

06-23

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Closer Report: Week 13
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Matt Collins

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October 4, 2016 8:30 am

Closer Report: It's Award Season!

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Matt Collins

Time to hand out the hardware for those who brought home the bacon, and other metaphors.

Well, the regular season is over and with it goes the fantasy season. Hopefully you were able to take home a championship or two, and hopefully my advice didn’t cost you too badly in the standings. Like last year, I’m finishing things up with a review of all things closer. I’ll hand out a handful of totally subjective awards that are voted on by a one-man panel.

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September 27, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 26

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league for the final time in 2016.

Welcome to the final regular season edition of the Closer Report for the 2016 season. Once again, it was a fun year for relievers, albeit incredibly frustrating at times. I’ll try to do a recap of the year in closers soon, but there are still some fantasy teams fighting for their season, whether it be in the playoffs or in roto. This one is for all of you, because even with just a week to go in the regular season there is still somehow some news. The Closer Carousel never ends.

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September 20, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 25

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to the penultimate edition of the Closer Report. For those of you in head-to-head leagues, you are hopefully in the postseason right now. If you are in roto leagues, hopefully you are at least in the hunt for the title. Either way, there are a few situations that could pay off for fantasy owners even with such little time remaining on the schedule. The grid has stayed mostly the same over the last couple of weeks, but keep up with any possible changes by following this link. Anyway, on to the news.

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September 13, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 24

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to week twenty four of the Closer Report. The fantasy season is just about over, and now is the time of year to look for any little push that can catapult you to the top of the standings. As always, you can keep up with any changes on the closer grid. Now, let’s get to the news.

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September 6, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 23

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to September. Closer news isn’t coming as quickly as it does earlier in the season, but with fantasy playoffs here finding hidden gems for relief spot is as important as ever. Even if you’re in a roto league and have no playoffs, September saves can be the difference between a payout and going home with nothing. As always, keep up with changes on the closer grid. Now, to the news.

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August 30, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 22

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

It was a wildly quiet week on the closer front this week. Expect things to be mostly quiet for the rest of the year, as teams have mostly settled on their bullpen structure at this point in the season. Don’t worry, though, as injuries and unstable situations will still create situations that can be taken advantage of for those of you looking to make a strong push to finish out the fantasy season. As always, keep up with any changes on the closer grid. Now, on to the news.

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August 23, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 21

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

It was something of a slow week in the closer world, with a couple of (former) closers returning from injury but not getting their jobs back. Besides that, the only storylines are clarifications (or a lack of clarity) in some of the most miserable bullpens in the league. Sounds fun! As always, you can keep up with the changes on the closer grid. Now, to the news!

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August 16, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 20

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Sort of a quiet week in Reliever Land, but the Closer Report never sleeps. Well, except in the offseason. The Closer Report hibernates, I guess. That’s all I got for an intro. As always, keep up with the action on the closer grid. Let’s get on with this.

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August 9, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 19

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to the first post-trade deadline Closer Report. This one is a bit of a let down after the last few, as there were no deals made involving ninth inning arms. Don’t you worry, though, as there was still news. Unsurprisingly, some of that news even came hours after the last edition of this post was published. Who could’ve seen that coming? Anyway, let’s get right into it, and all wonder what will happen in the next six hours that is relevant to fantasy owners. As always, keep up with everything with the closer grid.

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August 2, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 18

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

As we all expected, yesterday’s trade deadline (and the days preceding it) came hot and heavy with reliever movement. There is a ton to get to, so let’s not waste any more time. As always, keep up to date with the closer grid, which is almost entirely yellow this week because of all the movement.

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July 26, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 17

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

We are now just six days away from the trade deadline. Obviously, Brad Ziegler had already been dealt this month, and there was another major trade just yesterday, but there should be more to come between now and the next time we speak. As always, keep up to date with the moves with the closer grid, with the recent changes highlighted in yellow. Now, on to the news.

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July 19, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 16

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

We’re coming off a three-day week in the baseball world, but there was still plenty of closer news to unwrap. As always, you can keep up with the changes in real time with the closer grid. The recent changes are highlighted in yellow. Now, on to the news.

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