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03-07

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Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Relief Pitchers
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Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief Pitchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

03-06

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12

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 75 Relief Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

03-05

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13

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief Pitchers
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Craig Goldstein

03-04

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8

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Relief Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

03-03

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7

State of the Position: Closers
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Ben Carsley

02-14

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6

Rumor Roundup: Extensions Afoot?
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Daniel Rathman

11-25

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Fantasy Team Preview: Kansas City Royals
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Craig Goldstein and Paul Sporer

09-06

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What You Need to Know: Thursday's Wild Card Contender Drama
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Daniel Rathman

08-30

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Raising Aces: A Closer Look at Relievers
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Doug Thorburn

08-15

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8

Bullpen Report: Mo Moves Down
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Mike Gianella

07-11

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Bullpen Report: Going Downhill
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Mike Gianella

06-27

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Bullpen Report: Stuck in the Middle
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Mike Gianella

05-30

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Bullpen Report: Movin' on Up
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Mike Gianella

05-23

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Bullpen Report: Introducing Tiers
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Mike Gianella

12-12

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The Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 12/12/12
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Dan Mennella

08-01

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Value Picks: Relievers for 8/1/12
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Dan Mennella

07-18

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Value Picks: Relievers for 7/18/12
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Dan Mennella

06-27

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Value Picks: Relievers for 6/27/12
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Dan Mennella

06-20

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Value Picks: Relievers for 6/20/12
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Dan Mennella

03-26

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The BP First Take: Monday, March 26
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Daniel Rathman

09-12

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24

Resident Fantasy Genius: Stockpiling Closers
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Derek Carty

06-16

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Value Picks: Relievers
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Mike Petriello

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction Ledger
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Christina Kahrl

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Rangers vs. Yankees
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Jay Jaffe

10-06

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One-Hoppers: Front Six LDS Rosters
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Christina Kahrl

06-25

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Transaction Analysis: AL West Moves
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Christina Kahrl

04-07

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Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL
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Kevin Goldstein

02-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Scott Servais
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David Laurila

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March 7, 2014 6:00 am

Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Relief Pitchers

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Mauricio Rubio

A visual breakdown of the players at this position and the fantasy categories in which they could help your team.

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March 7, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief Pitchers

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

Breaking down the bullpen arms for Scoresheet leagues.

BP Fantasy closes out positions with reliever week, the position pretty much everyone considers a necessary evil. If not just plain evil. In this week’s podcast, linked at the end of the article, we spend some time discussing relievers. Not a ton of time, because there’s really not too much to say. We also take some reader questions. And have a pretty interesting discussion on when (if ever) it is OK to lose a trade, which we think will be worth your time to check out. We also spend some time discussing the lower tiers of starting pitching, which is relevant to your Scoresheet bullpen, for reasons we explain below. We’ve also updated our ranking list for all positions.

Here’s how we rank relievers. And read on for reliever strategy, picks, and more.

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March 6, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 75 Relief Pitchers

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Bret Sayre

A long-term outlook on the relievers who could be fantasy assets in the coming years.

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March 5, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief Pitchers

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Craig Goldstein

Projecting the ninth-inning stoppers from 2014 through the end of the 2016 season.

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March 4, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Relief Pitchers

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Paul Sporer

Breaking down the position, from the top-shelf closers to the setup men who might be on the cusp.

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March 3, 2014 12:00 pm

State of the Position: Closers

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Ben Carsley

Breaking down the ninth-inning stoppers by league for the present and future and examining the optimal mixed-league strategy.

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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Extensions Afoot?

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Daniel Rathman

The Angels talk contract with Mike Trout, the Royals try to decide what to do with their bullpen, and Seattle reassesses its needs.

Royals could explore multi-year deal with Greg Holland
The Royals got on the same page with their closer on Wednesday, when the sides compromised on a $4.675 million salary for the 2014 season. Kansas City Star beat writer Andy McCullough wrote in the article summing up the agreement that a longer-term pact might be in the cards.

Holland turned in a third consecutive elite season last year, recording 47 saves in 50 tries to go with a shiny 1.21 ERA that meshed well with his 1.39 FIP. He struck out 103 batters, issued only 18 walks, and served up only three home runs in 67 innings. You could easily argue that the 28-year-old was the league’s best closer.


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November 25, 2013 6:07 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Kansas City Royals

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Craig Goldstein and Paul Sporer

Newcomer Jason Vargas is just "a guy" in fantasy leagues, but the Royals boast several returning players who are worthy of your attention.

One of the songs of summer, if not the song of summer was Daft Punk’s Get Lucky. The electronic music duo’s smash hit also serves as the overriding factor of what determines fantasy champions over the course of a grueling baseball season. Call it chance, call it fortune, call it what you want to call it (wait, that’s a different song), luck is unavoidable. Either good or bad rolls of the dice affect all of us as we try to navigate our way through the labyrinth that is living vicariously through the accomplishment of others. But, as summer gave way to fall and fantasy playoffs ended, Get Lucky has given way to another pop hit… Royals by Lorde.

And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule / Let me live that fantasy.

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September 6, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Thursday's Wild Card Contender Drama

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Daniel Rathman

Tony Cingrani shows off his wheels, the Red Sox win a wild one in the Bronx, and Greg Holland delivers a strange sequence.

The Thursday Takeaway
According to general manager Walt Jocketty, when Johnny Cueto—who has been on the disabled list since June 29 while recovering from an aggravated lat strain—is ready to return to the Reds, he will do so as a reliever. Jocketty’s rationale for that plan, which could span the rest of the season, is that there aren’t any active minor-league affiliates with which Cueto could complete a step-by-step rehab assignment, stretching out his arm from start to start.

That puts the onus on the Reds’ five current starters, who have held down the fort for much of the summer. One of them, Tony Cingrani, spent two weeks on the shelf with a lower back strain, but returned to face the Cardinals in the series finale last night. He looked no worse for the wear—on the mound, at the plate, and on the base paths.


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August 30, 2013 8:38 am

Raising Aces: A Closer Look at Relievers

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Doug Thorburn

Mechanical analysis of three of the AL's dominant closers.

Relief pitchers have been in vogue lately, whether carving out air time on TINSTAAPP or funking up Raising Aces. The RP-Funk All-Stars may have all hailed from the senior circuit, but some of the most impressive performances of the season have come from the American League. Ninth-inning relievers have been dominating hitters and shortening games all across the AL, as no fewer than five different closers entered Thursday's action with an ERA under 2.00. Although he falls just short of inclusion to that particular club this season, we start the show with none other than the greatest stopper of all time.

(all stats through 8/28/13, PITCHf/x stats are courtesy of BrooksBaseball.net)

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August 15, 2013 6:12 am

Bullpen Report: Mo Moves Down

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Mike Gianella

Three straight blown saves move Mariano Rivera into the second tier, as Mike unveils his latest rankings and updates the year-to-date earnings for relievers.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

Tier 1 – Money in the Bank

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July 11, 2013 5:00 am

Bullpen Report: Going Downhill

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Mike Gianella

Mike explains the two reasons why a closer might move down in his rankings despite solid performance, and then unveils this week's tiers and dollar values.

Welcome to another installment of The Bullpen Report. As a reminder, closers are rated in five tiers from best to worst. The tiers are a combination of my opinion of a pitcher’s ability, the likelihood that he will pick up saves, and his security in the job. For example, a pitcher in the third tier might have better skills than a pitcher in the second tier, but if the third tier pitcher is new to the job or has blown a couple of saves in the last week this factors into the ranking as well.

One of the most frequent questions I get is “why did you move this reliever down? His overall numbers and/or his recent numbers are great.” This question crops up a lot, specifically when it comes to why I might or might not rank a reliever in the first or second tier.

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